Books by Edward Sorel

MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY by Edward Sorel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"What was then labeled 'the worst case of dynamite in Hollywood history' seems pretty tame today, but Sorel's command of tone and pen sustains readers' interest."
A charming slice of retro Hollywood tabloid scandal. Read full book review >
JOHNNY ON THE SPOT by Edward Sorel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sorel's artwork acts almost as a time machine itself; it has the character and energy to lift readers from their seats and set them down in the Big Apple some 70 years ago. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a wonderful, transporting story, set in New York City during the early 1900s, Johnny has just listened to the last gasps of his old radio. Read full book review >
UNAUTHORIZED PORTRAITS by Edward Sorel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"A deeply amusing, even necessary, volume."
A welcome review of the great caricaturist's work, ranging from the 1970s to the present, with sections on ``History'' (with a droll strip on God, a hilarious portrait of a variety of American presidents caught in illicit liaisons, and a young Truman Capote having tea with a wonderfully dour Colette); ``Entertainment and the Arts'' (featuring a blithe George Gershwin showing Fred Astaire the choreography for ``Fascinating Rhythm,'' and a startling portrait of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow); and ``Politics,'' which includes some of Sorel's most identifiable—and savage—work, such as his frequent, inspired pilloryings of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1994

"There are 65 encounters, and the Sorels make each one entertaining—and a few of them quite moving. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
These full-color drawings by Edward coupled with brief narrative texts by Nancy have been culled from the Atlantic. Read full book review >