Paul Stanley's New Book Looks Like the Most Reliable KISStory to Date

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KISS in their '70s prime
Face the Music: A Life Exposed
By Paul Stanley
HarperOne, 480 pp., $28.99

With the publication of this glitter-, greasepaint- and leather-slathered tome, all four original members of KISS have now penned their autobiographies.Not surprisingly, as one astute Web site pointed out recently by comparing the quartet -- their memories and opinions of the same shared incidents don't always coincide. Or even come close to similarity. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, aka "The Starchild," always seemed like the most level-headed member of the group. Now he has written the best memoir of the four with the most insightful -- and probably accurate -- reading of KISStory.

See also: KISS Drummer Peter Criss Absolves Himself of All Responsibility

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Seinfeld Writer Carol Leifer's New Memoir Explains How to Succeed in Comedy

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Carol Leifer grew up loving I Love Lucy like today's comedy fans loved Seinfeld. And as a writer on the seminal "Show About Nothing" (she was responsible for episodes including "The Lip Reader," "The Hamptons" and "The Rye"), Leifer deftly chiseled her experiences into the bedrock of an entertainment career approaching 40 years.

"Jerry [Seinfeld] and Larry [David] afforded each writer an amazing experience," the Santa Monica resident explains. "When it was your episode, they brought you into casting, the run-throughs, down to props and costumes. They consulted the writer of the episode down to editing. Most staff writers never learn how to edit until they're way down the food chain in TV production, but Larry and Jerry involved every writer in every step of the process. That is really unusual in TV, and I feel really grateful."

See also: Hannibal Buress: "Bombing Can Be Good"

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Jesus Lizard Extras!

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The Jesus Lizard
Tonight, March 26, members of Jesus Lizard will appear with Akashic Books head honch Johnny Temple for a Q&A at WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Last week, we ran a feature story about the band's glorious new Book. Not everything fit. Here now, your Jesus Lizard extras!

See also: MUST OWN: The Jesus Lizard Book

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The Allman Brothers' Still-Unfolding Saga Ain't Got But One Way Out

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The Allman Brothers Band outside the Fillmore East in 1971. From left to right: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band
By Alan Paul
St. Martin's Press, 464 pp., $29.99

Make no mistake. While only two of the six original members of the Allman Brothers Band were actual biological siblings, the fraternal ties of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe Johanson, went deep. Real deep.

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