Search - List of Books by William J. Mann

William J. Mann is an American novelist, biographer, and Hollywood historian best known for his biography of Katharine Hepburn, The Woman Who Was Hepburn (2006). Kate was declared the "definitive" work about Hepburn by The Sunday Times and was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by The New York Times.

Mann was born in Connecticut and, after working briefly as a Capitol Hill aide, received his Master's degree at Wesleyan University. He worked as a journalist at Metroline magazine, New England's oldest gay publication, from 1992 to 1995. Mann published his first novel, The Men From the Boys, in 1997, and continued with a series of books set in Provincetown, although he has also set his fiction in Palm Springs and Los Angeles. In addition, Mann has written the nonfiction books Wisecracker (1998), a biography of film star William Haines, for which he won the Lambda Literary Award, Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood (2001), and Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger (2005).

Mann's most recent biography, How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, was published by Houghton Mifflin on October 1, 2009. "Reading this life is like gorging on a chocolate sundae," Publishers Weekly wrote of the book. In 2009 Mann also published a novel, Object of Desire, about which Instinct Magazine said, "Mann's writing is smart, aware and cognizant enough to take a well-practiced theme and give it a shot in the arm."

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Total Books: 54
Tinseltown Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
Hello Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand
Hello Gorgeous
2012 - Hello Gorgeous (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849543958
ISBN-10: 184954395X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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How To Be A Movie Star
2011 - How to Be a Movie Star [Liz Taylor-large print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781615236671
ISBN-10: 1615236678
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Object of Desire
2010 - Object of Desire (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758213785
ISBN-10: 0758213786
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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How to Be a Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
2010 - How to Be a Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780547386560
ISBN-10: 0547386567
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Men Who Love Men
2008 - Men Who Love Men (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758213761
ISBN-10: 075821376X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Kate The Woman Who Was Hepburn
2007 - Kate the Woman Who Was Hepburn (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312427405
ISBN-10: 0312427409
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Kate
2007 - Kate (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571229789
ISBN-10: 0571229786
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Kate El Lado Oscuro De Katherine Hepburn / The Woman Who Was Hepburn
Wo die Jungs sind
2006 - Wo Die Jungs Sind (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783861879992
ISBN-10: 3861879999
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Edge of Midnight The Life of John Schlesinger
All American Boy
2006 - All American Boy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758203298
ISBN-10: 0758203292
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Von Mnnern und Jungs
2006 - Von Mnnern Und Jungs (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783861879930
ISBN-10: 386187993X
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Donde estan los chicos/ Where The Boys Are
2005 - Donde Estan Los Chicos/ Where the Boys Are [Salir Del Armario/ Coming Out of the Closet - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788488052001
ISBN-10: 8488052006
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Edge of Midnight
2005 - Edge of Midnight (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099451884
ISBN-10: 0099451883
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Amigos y Amantes/ Friends And Lovers
2005 - Amigos Y Amantes/ Friends and Lovers [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788495346070
ISBN-10: 8495346079
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Gay Pride A Celebration Of All Things Gay And Lesbian
2004 - Gay Pride a Celebration of All Things Gay and Lesbian [Pride] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780806525631
ISBN-10: 0806525630
Genres: Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Best Gay Erotica 2005
2004 - Best Gay Erotica 2005 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781573442039
ISBN-10: 1573442038
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 5

Where the Boys Are
2004 - Where the Boys Are (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758203274
ISBN-10: 0758203276
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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All I Want for Christmas
2003 - All I Want for Christmas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780758203106
ISBN-10: 0758203101
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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