Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 292)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 10, 1995

"Not for every reader, but true Beatles fanatics should find it enormously winning. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
The Beatles' producer fondly recalls the recording sessions that resulted in one of the 1960s' cultural landmarks. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 5, 1995

"A wide-ranging and accessible if chaotically organized overview of a volatile field that, for all its glamorous potential, remains a work in progress."
A jam-packed guide to the high-stakes game Maney dubs ``megamedia'': an industry that computer, entertainment, software, and telecommunications enterprises are struggling to define—and dominate. Read full book review >

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1995

"A small potpourri, but with more substance than most in this format."
Some interesting exchanges and provocative observations arise from these interviews with nine prominent broadcast journalists and one politician about presidential campaigns. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1995

"Take the rest with a grain of salt."
The former president (Jankowski) and senior vice president (Fuchs) of CBS consider television's future and find the corporate networks in great shape despite cable TV's rise. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Tedious and tendentious. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An overly broad roundup of crimes committed by men, topped off with some partly useful theorizing on what to do about them. Read full book review >

THE STEINWAY SAGA by D.W. Fostle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1995

"This cavil apart, a gloriously complete chronicle of a dysfunctional dynasty whose renown has long since outlived its actual participation in the music trades."
A bravura history of the House of Steinway, whose name has remained synonymous with fine pianos for well over a century. Read full book review >
OPERA IN PARIS, 1800-1850 by Patrick Barbier
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1995

"The fat lady won't stay around long to sing for this one."
More than you want or need to know about a minor era in operatic history. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking in parts, abstruse in others."
In her first book, a performer and art critic offers a potpourri on cultural border-crossings. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Focusing on the brevity of life, White reminds her readers that every moment has its unique value."
Quirky and evocative sketches that capture the human spirit and the passing of a simpler and more genteel era. Read full book review >
CROSSROADS by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1995

"Meatier than the average fan bio. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An evenhanded biography that humanizes the guitar hero once dubbed ``God'' by his adoring fans. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 1995

"A book that will engross lawyer and layperson alike."
An engaging and exceedingly readable collection of essays on legal matters both great and modest. Read full book review >
LISTEN TO THE STORIES by Nat Hentoff
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 12, 1995

"Hentoff combines a fan's passion, a scholar's mind, and a poet's sensibility to illuminate one of the most elusive and distinctly American phenomena-jazz musicians and their music."
Hentoff covers the big-band and bebop eras with style and grace, providing insights into the lives and work of such greats as Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Parker. 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 >