Books by Jane Scovell

WHAT'S SO FUNNY? by Tim Conway
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Mildly amusing and affable to a fault, Conway's tome joins the massive pile of inessential showbiz memoirs."
The celebrated funnyman on his frictionless life and times. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"A semi-hidden life of unbroken allegiance, compassionately rendered. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Devotion to genius characterizes the life of Eugene O—Neill's daughter and Charlie Chaplin's wife in this respectful overview. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"It is to laugh, yes; but, oy vay, it is also to despair of women who give priority to members of the opposite sex as simply romantic objects, to perfect bodies, and to mindless, endless shopping. (b&w illustrations) (TV satellite tour)"
A lively, outspoken commentary on life as a middle-aged, divorced mini-celebrity who fights fat, the dearth of acceptable men, and mortality. Read full book review >
A HELL OF A LIFE by Maureen Stapleton
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Stapleton has written an autobiography reminiscent of her best performances: brash, peppery, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, and always involving. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A feisty memoir by one of America's most gifted actresses. Read full book review >
I PROMISED MY DAD by Cheryl Landon Wilson
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Well done. (Photos—24 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
The eldest daughter of TV actor/writer/director/producer Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, etc.) tells her side of the Landon story—and tells her father's as best she can. Read full book review >