August birthdays

Look who is celebrating their birthday in August!

August 3 Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart's Living

Martha Stewart living

Martha Stewart Living celebrates the simple things in life. From tips on gardening and collecting to creating and entertaining, each issue of this award-winning publication dishes readers with a healthy dose of fresh ideas and tips to transform everyday activities into fun and easy experiences.

 

August 4 Barack Obama
Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters / Barack Obama

Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters / Barack Obama

In a tender letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 historically important Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation; from the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson and the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.

August 7 Charlize Theron
Snow White & the huntsman [DVD-videorecording]

Snow White & the huntsman [DVD-videorecording]

After evil Queen Ravenna sends a huntsman into the forest to kill Snow White, she discovers that the huntsman instead teaches Snow White to become a warrior and fight against the Queen.

 

August 15 Jennifer Lawrence
Silver linings playbook [DVD videorecording]

Silver linings playbook [DVD videorecording]

When Pat is released from a mental health facility after being treated for bipolar disorder, he meets a recent widow and the two develop a unique friendship.

August 15 Ben Affleck
Argo [DVD videorecording]

Argo [DVD videorecording]

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

 

August 16 Madonna
Mdna [sound recording] / Madonna

Mdna [sound recording] / Madonna

Girls gone wild -- Gang bang -- I'm addicted -- Some girls -- I don't give a -- Turn up the radio -- Give me all your luvin' -- B-day song -- Superstar -- I'm a sinner -- Masterpiece -- Falling free.

August 17 Robert DeNiro
What just happened [DVD-videorecording]

What just happened [DVD-videorecording]

A middle-aged Hollywood producer tries to juggle having an actual life with an outrageous series of crises at his day job.

August 17 Jonathan Franzen
Freedom / Jonathan Franzen

Freedom / Jonathan Franzen

The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.

August 21 Kenny Rogers
Luck or something like it / Kenny Rogers

Luck or something like it / Kenny Rogers

Providing a revealing look at the world of country music, the country music legend--who, as his hit song goes, has known when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em and when to run-- shares the story behind his meteoric rise to fame, including the highs and lows, and the secrets behind his biggest hits.

August 28 Florence Welch
Florence + the Machine, MTV unplugged [CD-sound recording]

Florence + the Machine, MTV unplugged [CD-sound recording]

Only if for a night -- Drumming song -- Cosmic love -- Breaking down -- Never let me go -- Try a little tenderness -- No light, no light -- Jackson -- What the water gave me -- Dog days are over -- Shake it out.

 

nbm; summaries from publisher materials

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