Books by Scott Simon

From Ground Zero in New York to ground zero in Kabul, to police stations, subway platforms, and darkened theaters, NPR's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition Saturday. S


MY CUBS by Scott Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasant, slight memoir with a happy ending."
The NPR Weekend Edition host offers an extended personal essay about his lifelong infatuation with the Chicago Cubs. Read full book review >
JUST GETTING STARTED by Tony Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"In the past decade, Bennett has been experiencing a renaissance among listeners. Many of them should be happy to hear how he got to this point."
The nonagenarian singer expresses his gratitude to many of the people who have helped him along the way. Read full book review >
UNFORGETTABLE by Scott Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 2015

"A charming tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and son."
As he sat at his dying mother's bedside in 2013, Simon (Baby We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption, 2010, etc.), the award-winning host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, tweeted messages to his 1.2 million followers, recording the last moments of his mother's exuberant life.Read full book review >
WINDY CITY by Scott Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"Simon's boring trivialization of Chicago politics is a major disappointment after the phenomenally good Pretty Birds."
Horse-trading and headcounts consume Chicago's aldermen as they choose a successor to their murdered mayor in NPR host Simon's second novel (Pretty Birds, 2005). Read full book review >
PRETTY BIRDS by Scott Simon
Released: May 3, 2005

"A magnificent tribute, not just to the Sarajevans whose siege Simon reported, but to the indestructible human spirit."
More civilians die in today's wars than soldiers. But this extraordinary debut illuminates a time and place where civilians fought back: Sarajevo, 1992. Read full book review >