Books by Daniel Paisner

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Well-written but with the feel of a magazine article masquerading as a book."
The story of a basketball journeyman caught up in the civil war in Libya. Read full book review >
CHASING PERFECT by Bob Hurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Hurley's writing walks a fine line between unadorned and overly conversational, but the messages come through clearly, and fans of Friday Night Lights, as well as sports fans in general, will enjoy the author's memories."
Twenty-five state championships, four national championships, seven undefeated seasons: With the assistance of veteran co-author Paisner (co-author: Nobody's Perfect: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History, 2011, etc.), Hurley tells the stories behind his remarkable success. Read full book review >
ALL THINGS AT ONCE by Mika Brzezinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An intriguing account sure to interest working women and news junkies alike."
The MSNBC personality writes about her roller-coaster career in TV news. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Captures both tragic events and beautiful images that continue to haunt the author after more than 60 years."
Gripping memoir of a Polish family that escaped the Nazi liquidation of Jews by living in sewers for 14 months. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"For a more in-depth, gripping story of living with autism, check out John Elder Robison's Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's (2007). But if you need a dose of positivity with a sprinkle of Rocky, you could do a lot worse than J-Mac."
Slight but inspiring book about four minutes and 19 seconds in basketball that touched millions of lives. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"A few exotic adventures, some tense moments, lots of redundant reflections."
Triumphs and tragedies in the career of a former FBI agent who became one of the Bureau's first hostage-negotiation specialists. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2005

"'There is no justice in poker,' says Moneymaker, and it's true. But bring some smarts, guile, intuition, experience—and luck—to the table, and it can be as much fun as this firsthand account."
An inexperienced Internet poker fish tangles with the best at Binion's World Series of Poker—and wins big. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

Former New York City mayor—columnist—mystery novelist—radio pundit Koch reflects on life at 75, in a book whose meandering nature provides an apt chassis for Koch's vigorous social views and uniquely optimistic/hectoring outlook. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A powerful metaphor of how our materialistic greed turns cowhide into a mutimillion-dollar holy grail."
A shocking, funny, and detailed record exposing the excessive market value of collectibles. Read full book review >
PATAKI by George E. Pataki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fuhgeddaboutit."
Writing with Paisner (coauthor of books with former New York mayor Ed Koch and talk-show celebs Geraldo Rivera and Montel Williams), New York governor Pataki reminds New Yorkers why they should vote him in his as-yet-unannounced reelection bid and sends up a trial balloon for politicos wondering if he might become the next Republican wonder boy on the national scene. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 1996

Straight from the heart and the boob tube, Montel's memoir offers simplistic, ``as seen on TV'' solutions to complex problems. Read full book review >
ONE MAN TANGO by Anthony Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The voice is unmistakably Quinn's, in spite of (or perhaps because of) celebrity coauthor Paisner (Citizen Koch, 1992, etc.), but that's not necessarily the best thing for the book."
Oscar winner Quinn is back with another exercise in self- revelation, covering some of the same ground as The Original Sin (1972) and bringing his story up to date. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"One of the better inside-appreciations of the chancy, high- stakes game of broadcast TV since Merle Miller's Only You, Dick Daring (1964). (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
If a camel is a horse designed by a committee, successful TV shows, on the evidence of the cautionary tale at hand, almost have to be accidents of nature. Read full book review >
CITIZEN KOCH by Edward I. Koch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Testy as ever, with some juicy dish and a few good spite stories you can cheer. (Sixteen-page photo insert—not seen.)"
After Mayor, Politics, and All the Best—three works that would surely have worn out the ``I'' key on an old-fashioned typewriter—what more has New York's cantankerous former mayor to say? Read full book review >
Released: March 29, 1989

Celebrity biographer Paisner (Theo and Me—a bio of Malcolm Jamal Warner; coauthor with Willard Scott of America is My Neighborhood) here stitches together interviews and day-in-the-life profiles with more than 50 prominent national and local newswomen—in a fluffy, mock-tough celebration of the life. styles of the bright and telegenic. Read full book review >