Books by Richard Cohen

SHE MADE ME LAUGH by Richard Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A warm tribute to a rather bossy know-it-all companion in arms who was hugely talented and fiercely devoted."
An adoring biography of Nora Ephron (1941-2012) explores her motivations as a writer and a feminist. Read full book review >
HOW TO WRITE LIKE TOLSTOY by Richard Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"Mostly standard writing advice, minus the bullet points, plus the gleanings from a lifetime of reading and thought."
A veteran editor, teacher, and author assembles some advice for aspiring writers of fiction. Read full book review >
CAN ISRAEL SURVIVE? by Richard Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A newspaperman's sharp focus and beveled prose lend emotional power to this debate."
A great admirer of Israel's self-realization sees inherent contradiction and impending disaster. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Apollo, Ra, Inti or Huitzilopochtli—all would rock with delight at Cohen's sweeping endeavor."
A remarkably comprehensive and engrossing synthesis of the sun's influence on science, art, religion, literature, mythology and politics. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbucklers and varlet-tamers among us."
A literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp history of fencing and kindred martial arts, by an English Olympian and saber master. Read full book review >