Books by David Fisher

David Fisher has collaborated on more than a dozen bestsellers, including Killer, the first novel written by a Mafia hitman.


BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 14, 2013

"Military buffs will give this high marks; general readers may find it hard to relate to the author's relentlessly macho ethos, but they will find it hard not to admire his fierce dedication."
Memoirs from members of Special Forces tend to mix combat fireworks with a leavening of modesty, but O'Neal, writing with veteran co-author Fisher (with Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win, 2013, etc.), dispenses with the modesty at no great cost. Read full book review >
SAPP ATTACK by Warren Sapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"The literary equivalent of an NFL pregame show: obnoxious, frequently incoherent and only engaging when it actually focuses on the game."
A former All-Pro defensive lineman with a mouth as big as his massive frame dishes on life in the NFL trenches and various controversies that dogged his career. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 8, 2012

"Will appeal mostly to readers considering a career in the military or veterans wondering if their memories exaggerate the intense eccentricity of the experience."
Anecdotal overview of basic training, the great social leveler of military service. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

A cheeky tell-all from a man with a lot to tell: Providence's notorious felon mayor, credited with cleaning up the city in the dirtiest possible way.

Mike Stanton's bestseller The Prince of Providence (2003) did not paint a rosy picture of the former mayor, who was once ousted from office on an assault charge and once sent to federal prison for five years for racketeering. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 21, 2010

"Helpful, accessible information about a broad variety of health concerns."
Up-to-date, easily understandable answers to common medical questions. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"It won't find any fans in the right-wing crowd, but Wexler's approachable, eye-opening political autobiography overflows with intriguing detail and insight."
With enthusiasm and candor, a passionate Democratic congressman gives readers an inside look at the House of Representatives during a period of declining government accountability. Read full book review >
UP TILL NOW by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2008

"Goofball, genius or canny self-promoter? The jury is still out, but Shatner is indisputably a born storyteller."
Engaging recollections of an unrepentant ham actor who, by dint of a self-aware sense of humor, eagerness to please and sheer dogged persistence has earned the deep affection of legions of fans and cemented his status as one of the most recognized celebrities on the planet. Read full book review >
THE GOOD GUYS by Bill Bonanno
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 6, 2005

"Bonanno and Pistone: a pairing made in bookseller heaven."
A real-life goodfella collaborating on a fictional thriller about organized crime with the undercover cop who spent six years penetrating the goodfella's family? Fuhgeddaboudit! Read full book review >
PRODUCER by David L. Wolper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fascinating for entertainment industry buffs, and nicely revealing of an entrepreneur with a great heart as well as a golden touch."
Prolific film, TV, and entertainment producer Wolper tours his life, helped by veteran coauthor Fisher (Hard Evidence, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
A LAWYER’S LIFE by Johnnie Cochran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"A split decision, then, though lawyers-in-training and close students of current events should find value in Cochran's pages."
The most well-known African-American attorney (and perhaps most well-known attorney, period) of our time spins tales of courtroom drama, racism, and the good life. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 2000

Murdock was 49 in 1996, the CEO of a biotech company named CellPro, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoma. Read full book review >

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Eddie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

The teen idol, singer, former husband of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Connie Stevens, father of actresses Carrie and Joely Fisher, pens a tell-all memoir with the help of celebrity profiler David Fisher (no relation and co-author with George Burns of All My Best Friends, 1989, among others). Read full book review >

FOR LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Ed McMahon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1998

The ubiquitous TV emcee (his occupation: —personality—) presents a prototypical show-biz autobiography with the significant help of a seasoned amanuensis (All My Best Friends, with George Burns, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1998

A change of pace for the authors, who have written extensively on Germany (The Fall of Berlin,1994), but their history of the British in India is just as good. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 1, 1995

A breezy, enjoyable, and informative collection of anecdotes by the FBI crime lab, by an enthusiastic if unskeptical fan. Fisher, coauthor of several celebrity autobiographies (George Burns's All My Best Friends, 1989, etc.), likes to introduce chapters with quotes from Sherlock Holmes, so it's clear this book is an entertainment, albeit an educational one. Read full book review >

Released: June 6, 1994

A lively, rewarding history from the well-qualified authors of The Fall of Berlin (1993). Acknowledging the ``strange fascination'' Berlin has exercised on the world for more than a century, Read and Fisher go back to its beginning and clarify what makes the city so strange. Read full book review >

THE FALL OF BERLIN by Anthony Read
HISTORY
Released: April 26, 1993

A kaleidoscopic portrait of the last days of the Nazi Reich, narrated in the best apocalyptic style by British historian/journalists Read and Fisher (Kristallnacht, 1989, etc.). The bloody final days of the bloodiest European war in history provide a spectacle that, in its stupefyingly tragic depth, could have overwhelmed a Tolstoy—although Read and Fisher manage to hold up pretty well. Read full book review >