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Rogak, Lisa 1962-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 311 publications in 9 languages and 20,134 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Quotations  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PS3561.I483, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lisa Rogak
Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unauthorized portrait of the influential pop-culture author evaluates the life experiences that shaped his literary achievements, from his disadvantaged childhood in rural Maine to his rapid fame as a writer and struggles with substance abuse
A boy named Shel : the life & times of Shel Silverstein by Lisa Rogak( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shel Silverstein's drawings and comic poems are bedtime staples of millions of children, and biographer Rogak tells the story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between--and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women. Much more than "just" a children's writer, he collaborated freely and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists ever attempt. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue," and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death in 1999. --From publisher description
And nothing but the truthiness : the rise (and further rise) of Stephen Colbert by Lisa Rogak( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report
Angry optimist : the life and times of Jon Stewart by Lisa Rogak( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart became one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. Biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to stardom. She follows him from his early days growing up in New Jersey, through his years as a struggling standup comic in New York, and on to the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. And she charts his humbling string of near-misses -- passed over as a replacement for shows hosted by Conan O'Brien, Tom Snyder, and even the fictional Larry Sanders -- before landing on a half-hour comedy show that at the time was still finding its footing amidst roiling internal drama. Once there, Stewart transformed The Daily Show into one of the most influential news programs on television today. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, Rogak reveals how things work -- and sometimes don't work -- behind the scenes at The Daily Show, led by Jon Stewart, a comedian who has come to wield incredible power in American politics
The everything baby names book : everything you need to know to pick the perfect name for your baby by Lisa Rogak( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 25,000 names for boys and girls; complete with origins and meanings, nicknames, and variations; all of today's most popular names
Barack Obama in his own words by Barack Obama( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since delivering his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has been hailed as the clear savior of not only the Democratic party, but of the integrity of American politics. Despite the fact that he burst onto the national scene seemingly overnight, his name recognition has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. Barack Obama in His Own Words, a book of quotes from the Illinois Senator, allows those who aren't as familiar with his politics to learn quickly where he stands on abortion, religion, AIDS, his critics, foreign policy, Iraq, the War on Terror, unemployment, gay marriage, and a host of other important issues facing America and the world
Smart Guide to starting a small business by Lisa Rogak( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One big happy family : heartwarming stories of animals caring for one another by Lisa Rogak( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspiring, true tales of interspecies adoption, One Big Happy Family tells the heartwarming stories of animals who have reached out to save the lives of babies from other species and raise them as their own. Whether it's the border collie and his piglets, the cat and her ducklings, the orangutan and his lion cubs, or even the Labrador and her baby hippo, these are poignant, charming tales of animals who have felt the parental instinct and cared for little ones of every stripe. Filled with adorable photos of these baby animals and their foster moms and dads, Lisa Rogak's One Big Happy Family celebrates the intimacy and emotional connections of parenthood and the amazing miracle of interspecies adoption"--
The dogs of war : the courage, love, and loyalty of military working dogs by Lisa Rogak( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the amazing range of jobs that our four-legged soldiers now perform. Rogak examines the dogs' training and equipment, and sets the record straight on those rumors of titanium teerth. A must-read for animal lovers everywhere
100 best retirement businesses by Lisa Rogak( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way to start "doing what I want to do, now that I have the time."
Death warmed over : funeral food, rituals, and customs from around the world by Lisa Rogak( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of seventy-five recipes typically served at funeral gatherings and includes descriptions of rituals and customs from around the world
Steroids : dangerous game by Lisa Rogak( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the use and dangers of steroids and other drugs used by athletes
Michelle Obama : in her own words by Michelle Obama( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotations from a variety of sources including newspaper and magazine articles, transcripts, speeches, and TV interviews and profiles. This book of quotations provides a highly readable survey of Michelle Obama's thought, words, and beliefs
Telecommute! : go to work without leaving home by Lisa Rogak( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the stories of real people who are active telecommuters, the author provides advice and inspiratation on this innovative--and increasingly popular--approach to the workplace
Dr. Robert Atkins : the true story of the man behind the war on carbohydrates by Lisa Rogak( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the medical revolutionary who transformed the field of diet and nutrition, discussing Atkins's relationship with the medical establishment, the controversy over his low-carbohydrate regimen, and his lasting influence
The man behind the Da Vinci code : an unauthorized biography of Dan Brown by Lisa Rogak( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of author Dan Brown, discussing his childhood, schooling, efforts to avoid the public eye, acclaimed novels, impact on the literary world, and other related topics
Body signals by Bruce K Lowell( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Russian and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "head-to-toe guide to your body signals" is prefaced by a section titled: "Why this book now?"
Angry optimist : the life and times of Jon Stewart by Lisa Rogak( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days to the short-lived but acclaimed Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, she reveals how things work behind the scenes at The Daily Show. With speculation simmering about Stewart's possible retirement from The Daily Show and a contentious midterm election in 2014, this biography may come to serve as a capstone for a comedian who has wielded incredible power in American politics"--
Baby names your child can live with : thousands of names to help you make the perfect choice by Lisa Rogak( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides meanings and variations of thousands of names, arranged alphabetically and classified as either classic, slightly daring, or on the edge
Smart Guide to managing your time by Lisa Rogak( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King
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Rogak, Lisa Angowski

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A boy named Shel : the life & times of Shel SilversteinAnd nothing but the truthiness : the rise (and further rise) of Stephen ColbertThe everything baby names book : everything you need to know to pick the perfect name for your babyBarack Obama in his own wordsSmart Guide to starting a small businessThe dogs of war : the courage, love, and loyalty of military working dogs100 best retirement businessesDeath warmed over : funeral food, rituals, and customs from around the world