Books by James Sullivan

Released: July 17, 2012

"With its soap-operatic storyline, Friday Night Lights transcended geography, but this less linear, more episodic book likely won't resonate far beyond New England."
Friday Night Lights, Northeast division. Read full book review >
Released: June 8, 2010

"Sullivan isn't able to fully penetrate Carlin's inner life, resulting in a fairly standard showbiz praise narrative. Still, this is an apt, detailed memorial to a groundbreaking performer."
Straightforward biography of George Carlin (1937-2008), who survived countercultural excess to become a seminal American stand-up comedian. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Sullivan may not capture the fiery soul of the best James Brown performance, but he shines a light on an important instance of music affecting real change."
A music journalist looks at one of the soul legend's key performances—as well as his overall legacy. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An entertaining and informative history of an unlikely subject."
The San Francisco Chronicle's pop culture critic engagingly charts the rise of blue jeans from humble laborers' togs to haute couture. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Cultures clash, but love conquers, with some fascinating twists and plenty of intimate details."
A recounting of the author's courtship of his wife-to-be in the ancient Vietnamese city of Hue. Read full book review >