Books by Marlo Thomas

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 8, 2014

"Mostly stimulating stories of women's achievements sure to generate new ideas; best read in doses."
Success stories from women who have taken their lives in new directions. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Good for beach-readers interested in celebrity memoir and famous comedians."
That Girl star and Emmy-winning TV veteran attempts to find out how humor works. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Some 35 or so years on, a self-empowerment classic gets a long-overdue makeover featuring minor changes to the written content but nearly all-new art. The poems, lyrics, parables, dialogues and short stories—contributed by the likes of Shel Silverstein, Dan Greenburg, Judith Viorst and Judy Blume—are as fresh as ever, even barely (if at all) revised. They've never looked better either, thanks to new pictures from more than a dozen illustrators from Tony DiTerlizzi and David Catrow to Jerry Pinkney and Peter Sís. Two entries in the original have been dropped, two (including a closing comment by Kurt Vonnegut) added, their order lightly massaged and all of the musical arrangements grouped together at the end. The result makes as persuasive an argument as ever against prescriptive sex or life roles: As Thomas writes, " ‘Should' is a small and bossy word. ‘Could' is as big and beautiful as the sky." Packaged with a CD (not heard). (Anthology. 9-11) Read full book review >
THANKS & GIVING by Marlo Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

Thomas does her compilation thing again, gathering like-themed stories, anecdotes, poems, scripts, songs, cartoons, and illustrations from over 80 celebrity contributors. Not only is the cast a stellar one, ranging from the likes of Maurice Sendak and Marc Brown to Matt Groening, from Julianne Moore and Ray Romano to Mel Brooks and Wendy Wasserstein, but readers expecting a barrage of sugary bromides are in for a surprise. Jon Scieszka's opening fable—in which quarreling mouse, bird, and sausage housemates immediately come to bad ends after switching mealtime tasks—is only the first of many refreshingly unsentimental takes on what giving and receiving are all about. Nearly every entry here is new, and like Thomas's The Right Words at the Right Time (2002) and her perennial "Free to Be . . . " titles, this collection is both tailor-made for sharing, and sure to spark plenty of illuminating discussion. (royalties donated to pediatric research) (Anthology. 5-8)Read full book review >