Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 291)

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 >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"For each downbeat there's an upbeat: an explosion of phosphorescence in the surf, an uncorrupted slice of shoreline, even the occasional relaxed day with his wife. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The uneasy but well-crafted story of a long paddle down the Sea of Cortes, from Waterman (In the Shadow of Denali, 1994). Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite its shortcomings, a useful study of one of the less examined dark corners of American sport. (First serial to Golf Digest)"
For a sport that promotes itself as ``the game for a lifetime'' for everyone, golf has a pretty sorry record where women are concerned, and Chambers recounts some of the key battles. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"As a business writer Heylin makes a good Bob Dylan fan."
A ramshackle history that defends the dissemination of unauthorized rock records. Read full book review >
RAGE TO SURVIVE by Etta James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Not exactly an uplifting story, but plenty of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll to keep the fans happy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A better-than-average up-from-the-ghetto, as-told-to life story by the R&B diva. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Never again, after reading Ryan's book, will one be able to watch those tiny, lithe silhouettes—whether on the ice or the balance beam—without thinking of what they may have suffered to get there. (author tour)"
Ryan does for women's gymnastics and figure skating what Suzanne Gordon did for ballet a decade ago in Off Balance: The Real World of Ballet. 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 >