Books by Sam Wasson

THE BIG GOODBYE by Sam Wasson
Released: Feb. 4, 2020

"If you love Chinatown, then you'll love The Big Goodbye—and it's good reading for any American cinema buff."
A biography of the making of Chinatown, which scriptwriter Robert Towne called "a state of mind." Read full book review >
IMPROV NATION by Sam Wasson
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An entertaining book, recommended for aspiring comedians who want to historicize their practice."
An uncensored look at how and why improvisation came to be such a significant art form. Read full book review >
FOSSE by Sam Wasson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Graceful prose creates a richly detailed and poignant portrait, simultaneously inspiring and depressing."
The lushly researched life of celebrated dancer, choreographer and director (stage, films, TV) Bob Fosse (1927-1987). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"As infectious as Mancini's score, and sure to please lovers of classic American cinema."
Behind the scenes of the cinema's gold standard for sparkling romantic comedy. Read full book review >