Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 2)

LIKE BROTHERS by Mark Duplass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A rather chaotic and messy tale of talent, determination, and success in the world of independent film and TV that hardcore fans will enjoy."
A quirky inside portrait of brotherhood within the "insane Hollywood system." Read full book review >
HOUSE OF NUTTER by Lance Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"An exciting addition to fashion history."
An exposé of the underrated designer who helped shape 20th-century European aesthetics. Read full book review >

LIVING WITH LEONARDO by Martin Kemp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"Sign up for these informative, witty, and opinionated art history classes."
A scholar looks back on a long career studying Leonardo da Vinci's life and works. Read full book review >
DYLAN ON DYLAN by Jeff Burger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2018

"A valuable contribution to the record of Dylan's legacy."
A portrait of the artist through his interviews Read full book review >
THE SEASONS OF MY MOTHER by Marcia Gay Harden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"Praise, love, and honor all play roles in this respectful, highly affectionate memoir about a spirited mother-daughter relationship."
An Oscar-winning actress pays tribute to her mother. Read full book review >

HOW NOT TO BE A DOCTOR by John Launer
Released: May 1, 2018

"Humorous, poignant, provocative, and educational, the author's opinions and anecdotes offer fresh takes on the ever changing field of medicine and how small changes in patient care have the potential to inspire radical improvements in the industry at large."
An assortment of clinical musings from the forefront of patient-centered medicine. Read full book review >
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE by Lucas Mann
Released: May 1, 2018

"An immensely captivating consideration of reality TV and a moving reflection on marriage."
Intelligent musings on reality TV and marriage. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A moving, genuinely uplifting tale that highlights how resilient the human spirit can be."
An inspiring true story about the power of hope, optimism, and grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"A solid work of sports journalism and encouraging reading for jocks who are late to the game but committed to the win all the same."
An exploration of the "elite athletes…who continue to perform and compete at the very highest levels long after the age most of their peers have faded away." Read full book review >
FAILURE IS AN OPTION by H. Jon Benjamin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"More a collection of gags than a thoughtful examination of a life, the book is best experienced in bits and pieces in order to avoid the impression of being trapped in an elevator for hours with a stand-up comic."
Voice actor and stand-up comedian Benjamin structures a free-wheeling memoir of his rather uneventful life around the many failures he has experienced. Read full book review >
KICKS by Nicholas Smith
Released: May 1, 2018

"A cornucopia of factoids and fun asides bursting with a wealth of in-depth information on every aspect of sneakers, from their birth to their current and continuing explosive popularity."
In his first book, journalist Smith follows his fascination, sprinting through the evolution of the planet's hippest, most popular footwear, a history that goes way beyond sports and into the streets of the youth culture. Read full book review >
CADDYSHACK by Chris Nashawaty
Released: April 24, 2018

"The book doesn't quite hit the insightful levels of those by Scott Eyman or David Thomson, just as the film isn't quite The Maltese Falcon. Still, Nashawaty provides an eye-opening pleasure for Caddyshack fans."
An everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about look at a cult movie whose reputation has grown in the four decades since its initial release. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >