UPDATED: I’ve tried here to compile an exhaustive list of the more major non-fiction books about showbiz that were newly published in 2008. Read them or give them as gifts. I don’t profit in any way. (Thanks for all your additions…)

(In no particular order…)

Pieces of My Heart: A Life by Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman
Where’s My Fifteen Minutes? by Howard Bragman
Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady by Maureen McCormick
George, Being George: George Plimpton’s Life by N.W. Aldrich
Leonard Maltin’s 2009 Movie Guide by Leonard Maltin
“Have You Seen . . . ?”: 1,000 Films by David Thomson
American Prince: A Memoir by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock
My Word is My Bond: A Memoir by Sir Roger Moore
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Don’t Mind If I Do by George Hamilton and William Stadiem
I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History by Walter Mirisch
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews
The Complete X-Files by Matt Hurwitz and Chris Carter
The Stanley Kubrick Archives by Alison Castle
In Spite of Myself: A Memoir by Christopher Plummer
Ziegfeld: The Man Who Invented Show Business by E. Mordden
The Art of WALL.E by Tim Hauser and Andrew Stanton
Leading Couples (Turner Classic Movies) by Chronicle Books
The Chris Farley Show: A Biography by Tom Farley/Colby
The Legs Are the Last to Go by Diahann Carroll
Up Till Now: Autobiography by William Shatner and David Fisher
The Dark Knight by Byrne/ DC Comics/Essl/Tochilovsky
Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris
Seen behind the Scene: Photographing on Set by Mary Ellen Mark
Too Fat To Fish by Artie Lange and Anthony Bozza
A Fortunate Life by Robert Vaughn
Call Me Ted by Ted Turner and Bill Burke
Rickles’ Letters by Don Rickles with David Ritz
Somebody: Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer
LANA: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies by Cheryl Crane/De La Hoz
Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door by David Kaufman
A Promise to Ourselves by Alec Baldwin
Scorsese by Ebert by Roger Ebert and Martin Scorsese
The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey & Passions by Quincy Jones
Somewhere in Heaven: Dana and Christopher Reeve by C. Andersen
The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company by David A. Price
Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto
Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master by Michael Sragow
Hollywood Dreams Made Real: Thalberg and M-G-M by Mark A. Vieira
Ernie: The Autobiography by Ernest Borgnine
The Film Club: A Memoir by David Gilmour
Not So Quiet On The Set by Robert E Relyea and Craig Relyea
You Must Remember This: Warner Bros. by Richard Schickel/George Perry
Life Beyond Measure: Letters by Sidney Poitier
Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts by Rob Smith and George Lucas
Art of the Modern Movie Poster by Salavetz/Drate/Sam Sarowitz/Kehr
The Ingmar Bergman Archives by Paul Duncan and Bengt Wanselius
In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures by Helen Mirren
The Art and Making of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa by Beck/Ben Stiller
80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History by Robert Osborne
The Film Encyclopedia 6e (updated) by Ephraim Katz
Sinatra in Hollywood by Tom Santopietro
Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges by Glenn Lovell
Late Show Fun Facts by David Letterman and The Late Show Writers
Charlie Kaufman and Hollywood’s Merry Band of Dreamers by Derek Hill
Direct Your Own Life by Efren Ramirez and Chris Barrett
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 5e by Stephen Schneider