Leigh and Leslie Keno, featured experts on the popular "Antiques Road Show", share their amazing stories about discovering rare treasures of American antique furniture in the least likely places. Illustrated throughout with beautifully detailed color photos, "Hidden Treasures" is part history lesson and part treasure map for finding obscure, ...
Leigh and Leslie Keno, featured experts on the popular "Antiques Road Show", share their amazing stories about discovering rare treasures of American antique furniture in the least likely places. Illustrated throughout with beautifully detailed color photos, "Hidden Treasures" is part history lesson and part treasure map for finding obscure, valuable antiques where they would be least expected. National radio and NPR sponsorships. (Antiques/Collectibles)
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Publishers Weekly, 2000-10-09 "I'm amazed at how many times I have brought myself to the brink of death in my lifetime," Cole writes about her prolonged drug use. "God was working overtime to save my butt, and I marvel that He never gave up on me." From the first paragraph of this lively page-turner, Cole (and co-author Diehl) set the book's tone for honesty, drama and humor. Trapped in the Las Vegas Hilton fire that killed eight in 1981, she reaches for her cocaine and freebasing tools, determined not to die straight. As the daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie was raised in a restricted community and treated by the press as a member of "the Black Kennedys." Her father's death from cancer in 1965 left the then-15-year-old Cole devastated. Raised by a distant mother, she tried to get attention through shoplifting, sex and narcotics. "I had an incredible stamina for drugs," Cole writes, glossing over nothing as she details shooting heroin, working as a street hooker and finally smoking crack cocaine. Musically, she was able to function beautifully, winning two Grammy awards for her debut album in 1975. But by 1983, with a six-year-old son to support and her career in jeopardy, she finally checked herself into Hazelden, where she stayed for six months, kicking drugs for good. With her career back on track (albeit in a bad marriage), she finally embraced what she had been running from all her lifeDthe musical shadow of her fatherDby recording a tribute album of his songs. Unforgettable...With Love sold seven million copies, won seven Grammys, and put her past to rest. Her description of producing and recording this labor-of-love album is hypnotic. Photos not seen by PW. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2000-11-06 In Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture, brothers Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno of PBS's Antiques Roadshow tell how they grew into the antiques experts they are today Leigh at Christie's and now in his own business, and Leslie at Sotheby's. While relating how they have discovered, acquired and sold important pieces, they teach how to tell the good from the bad and recall the spectacular finds that add excitement to their work. Fans of the PBS series and collectors and lovers of fine furniture will all enjoy their efforts. An extensive glossary helps with terms, the bibliography supplies sources for further research and the four-color photos add to the enjoyment. 14-city author tour. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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