New books out this week: a couple of scandalous memoirs, a romance, a thriller and a book on business.


Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Lives of the Stars
Author: Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg
Country: United States
Genre(s): Memoir
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
Publication date: February 12, 2012
Pages: 288

Full Service is the tell-all book of Scotty Bowers and his life in Hollywood during the ’40s and ’50s. Bowers shares all his scandalous secrets from the time he arrived in Hollywood in 1946, after being discharged from the marines. Full Service reveals intimate details of those who created popular culture including, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Mae West, James Dean, and Rock Hudson.


I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Country: United States
Genre(s): Romance, Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: February 14, 2012
Pages: 448

Poppy Watt loses her expensive engagement ring from fiancée Magnus, has to see her soon-to-be in-laws who are expecting to see the ring, and has her purse (which includes her cell phone) snatched. She finally seems to catch a break when she finds a discarded cell in a trash bin. Or did her life just get more complicated?


Private Games
Author: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
Country: United States
Genre(s): Thriller
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
Publication date: February 13, 2012
Pages: 448

Shortly before the opening ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics, a murder is discovered. This is a statement by the killer that the athletic competition won’t be allowed to proceed as planned. Now Private, the most world’s most renowned investigation firm, who has been commissioned to provide security for the Olympic Games must figure out who is behind the killing.


The Start-up Of You: Adapt To The Future, Invest In Yourself, And Transform Your Career
Author: Reid Hoffman, Ben Cosnocha
Country: United States
Genre(s): Business
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: February 14, 2012
Pages: 272

LinkedIn cofounder and chairman, Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. They take the approach that people need to stop viewing themselves as cogs in the giant corporate wheel and instead start adapting their careers to the businesses and people around them.


Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Author: Deborah Feldman
Country: United States
Genre(s): Memoir
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: February 14, 2012
Pages: 272

In Unorthodox, Deborah Feldman reveals what it is like to be trapped within the strict religious community of the Satmar Hasidim. This sect of Hasidic Judaism values silence and suffering over individual freedoms. From an early age Feldman knew she wasn’t like the other Satmar girls and looked for ways to resist tradition in whatever small ways she could.

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New books out this week: a couple of scandalous memoirs, a romance, a thriller and a book on business. Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Lives of the Stars Author: Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg Country: United States Genre(s): Memoir Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Publication date: February 12, 2012 Pages: 288 Full Service is the tell-all book...