Books by Joe Layden

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A moving, genuinely uplifting tale that highlights how resilient the human spirit can be."
An inspiring true story about the power of hope, optimism, and grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Read full book review >
AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The book, unlike the movie it describes, struggles at times to balance a tone of charming over cheesy. But Elwes' case—that the film has endured because it was made with a lot of heart—is made persuasively enough that readers will entertain the sentiment even if they aren't totally convinced by it."
With the assistance of Layden (The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption, 2013, etc.), Elwes shares tales of the making of the 1987 film The Princess Bride, in which he starred in the role of Westley.Read full book review >
LIVING WITH HONOR by Salvatore Giunta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A simply told account that reminds us of the awesome weight accompanying this signal honor."
The first living Medal of Honor winner since the Vietnam War tells his story. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2008

"A valuable insider's look at the many-layered ramifications of the American-Iraqi tragedy of errors."
A battalion commander who challenged army leadership and was punished for it scathingly indicts America's miscalculations in Iraq. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Familiar headlines rehashed with no value added."
Sportswriter Layden (The Great American Baseball Strike, 1995, etc.) colorlessly recounts Buster Douglas's 1990 upset of Mike Tyson. Read full book review >
STREET JUSTICE by Chuck Zito
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Respect the man, enjoy his powerful story: got a problem with that? (44 b&w photos throughout; 8 pp. color photos, not seen)"
A lively, pugnacious, and engaging autobiography from biker, boxer, bodyguard, and actor Zito. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A feel-good story with a predictable outcome—but Kersjes tells some hard truths along the way."
The inspirational account of a special-education teacher in a small-town high school who overcame great obstacles to bring his class to NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Read full book review >
THE GREAT AMERICAN BASEBALL STRIKE by Joe Layden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"10-13)."
An entry in the Headliners series, this is a straightforward presentation on the recent strike with chapters on the history of the game and labor unrest as well as speculation about baseball's future. Read full book review >