Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 290)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 1, 1995

"Almost always a lot of fun, although the lack of a coherent narrative thread means that the welter of names and anecdotes sometimes gets bewildering. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($40,000 ad/promo)"
Savvy, though uneven, profile of America's oldest talent agency. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 20, 1995

"Wolfman Jack makes a droll, infectiously enthusiastic raconteur of his own strange career. (4 photo inserts, not seen) (Author tour)"
A jolly anecdotal romp through Wolfman Jack's life as a disc jockey and improbable pop-culture legend. Read full book review >

IF YOU LEAVE ME, CAN I COME TOO? by Cynthia Heimel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 1995

"Still, repetitive if taken in large doses. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Humorist Heimel dishes out more of the same in her latest collection of brief takes on love, life, and relationships (most previously published in Playboy and the Village Voice). Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 15, 1995

"An altogether balanced, revealing and enjoyable study."
A meticulous, heartfelt chronicle of a baseball minor league's struggle to return to the game the fun and intimacy that's all too often missing from the major league game. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1995

"Pretty wonderful, a treasure trove for lovers of music or American social history."
An engrossing panorama of New York concert life in the middle of the last century, when the latest Verdi opera was still a subject of hot debate and America had not yet ``museum-ized'' good music. Read full book review >

DiMAGGIO by Joseph Durso
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 7, 1995

"Otherwise, nothing special. (b&w photos, not seen)"
New York Times sportswriter Durso (Madison Square Garden, 1979, etc.) adds a tepid volume to the lengthy shelf on the fabled Yankee Clipper. Read full book review >
A GOOD WALK SPOILED by John Feinstein
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 5, 1995

"It's not A Season on the Brink, but even baseball stalwarts languishing for a sports fix might find this compulsively readable. (17 b&w photos, not seen)"
Best-selling sportswriter Feinstein (Running Mates, 1992, etc.) turns his attention to a new sport, golf, with this chronicle of a year on the men's pro tour. Read full book review >
MY USUAL GAME by David Owen
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Although readers who play will get more out of it, even non- golfers will find much to amuse them in this excellent collection. (Author tour)"
Owen's usual game is golf and, as might be expected from the author of The Walls Around Us (1991), this book displays his usual wit. Read full book review >
TOO SOON TO TELL by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"The perfect antidote to the smirky, mean-spirited humor so popular these days. (author tour)"
The prolific New Yorker journalist and gourmand collects the best from the last four years of his syndicated column—a healthy dose of common sense and amiable cynicism. Read full book review >
THE SLIGHTLY OLDER GUY by Bruce Jay Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Slight, but for Friedman's target demographic, reliably fun. (illustrations)"
A veteran humorist offers wry and shticky counsel on how to survive the ``rough patch'' of incipient male aging. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The reader must care about the Hays family to be interested in this cross between a rite of passage and a sea passage, but the voyagers deserve accolades for this hazardous journey."
In an account combining elements of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and a sensitivity training group, a father and son courageously voyage around the tip of South America, challenging the elements, their sailing prowess, and their capacity to get along. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"For Hitchcock buffs a boon, but a disappointing effort that should have been better. (50 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Movie star Leigh (There Really Was a Hollywood, 1984) teams with freelancer Nickens (Brando, not reviewed) to give the real dish on the making of her most famous film, one of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >