Books by Michael Tucker

SO IT GOES by Michael Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A lightweight novel that's paradoxically both earthy and frothy."
Actor Tucker, best known for his work on L.A. Law, writes his first novel—about an actor who loses his beloved wife to cancer, though hints of a May-December romance are in the wings. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Despite some gratuitous name-dropping, a warm account full of laughs and love."
Actor Tucker's follow-up memoir to Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy (2007). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Not at all the usual actor's memoir, but a simple toast to eating, drinking and innocent merriment in old Umbria. "
Devoted foodie Tucker (I Never Forget a Meal, 1996) and wife Jill Eikenberry, both veteran actors familiar for their stints on L.A. Law and elsewhere, find a second home in the heart of the Italian peninsula. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

Portrait of the actor as a young gourmand. Tucker, a.k.a. Stuart Markowitz on LA Law, recalls the savory brisket sandwiches he ate the summer he worked for his Uncle Benny in the jewelry business; the meal he thought would be his last when the Cuban missile crisis broke out: a lavish steak dinner with all the trimmings; and his cheesesteak romance with wife Jill Eikenberry (``a sordid tale that mixes some of the worst aspects of lust and gluttony''). Along the way is a generous smattering of recipes, Tucker's own and those of friends, from Maryland crab cakes to chicken marengo to a ``labor-inducing hoagie'' (it worked for his first wife) and ``David's Duckies'' (from cookbook author David Liederman). A charming ramble through Tucker's life and career as actor, eater, and chef, that offers these words of wisdom: ``There are only a finite number of meals left in life—don't waste one.'' Read full book review >