Books by Bob Spitz

REAGAN by Bob Spitz
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A solid entry in the realm of presidential biography."
Veteran biographer Spitz (Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, 2014, etc.) offers a broad and occasionally deep cradle-to-grave examination of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"An engrossing biography of a woman worthy of iconic status."
Published to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday, this biography of the iconic Julia Child (1912-2004) does full justice to its complex subject. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite at the level of Michael Ruhlman's superb The Making of a Chef (1997), but the current adoration of foodie culture practically guarantees a large, appreciative audience for this warmhearted memoir/travelogue."
An inspiring tale of picking up the pieces…with a spatula. Read full book review >
THE BEATLES by Bob Spitz
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"For completists, a necessity. Others will want to consult Hunter Davies's The Beatles, which, though 38 years old and problematic in itself, is a pleasure to read."
In time for the 40th anniversary of "Paperback Writer" comes this thousand-pages-give-or-take-a-few, overblown account of the already obsessively chronicled Fab Four. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1995

"A curious footnote, considering the author (who has profiled Woodstock I as well as Bob Dylan) appears to be stuck in 1969."
Spitz attempts to cash in on the 25th anniversary of the New York Knicks' first NBA championship in 1969 in a style that combines the worst elements of rock criticism, celebrity tell-all, and all-sports radio. Read full book review >