Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 292)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 20, 1995

"Copeland has had more than his share of unusual experiences and describes them with some wit, but as a booking agent, he can't provide enough of an inside look at bands and the world of rock to capture most readers. (Author tour)"
A tolerably diverting autobiography by a member of a minor music-industry dynasty, from juvenile delinquency in the Middle East to huge success as a booking agent for new wave bands. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 19, 1995

"Not the goofy, New Age tract you might expect, but probably too abstruse for most basketball fans, with too much basketball for spiritual seekers."
Chicago Bulls coach Jackson (with People editor Delehanty) offers an unusual mixture of New Age advice and basketball knowledge, a sort of Zen and the Art of Pro Hoops. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Lipsyte and Levine mesh well together, and it would be great to see them write a real, comprehensive social history of American sport."
A collaboration between one of our finest sportswriters, New York Times columnist Lipsyte, and one of the premier academic sports historians, Levine (Michigan State Univ.), tracing the history of American sport through the lives of 16 of its most important icons. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"The book is aided immeasurably by thoughtful texts by jazz recording veterans Cuscuna and Lourie."
During the key years between 1939 and 1966, Blue Note records was at the forefront of quality jazz recording. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Humanizing, a valuable panorama of US classical music culture, and an irresistible inducement to seek out the Mitropoulos performances left to us on records. (66 b&w photos, not seen)"
A first-rate biographical study of one of the century's more important conductors, Dimitri Mitropoulos (18961960). Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1995

"S'readable and and fans will think that s'enjoyable, if not exactly that s'wonderful. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Memoirs, gossip, music history, and a little New Age philosophy from this noted cabaret star. Read full book review >
ICONS by Dodie Kazanjian
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Those who aren't appalled will be amused."
Fifteen fashion articles from Kazanjian, a senior writer at Vogue (and coauthor with Calvin Tomkins of Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman, 1993). Read full book review >
I, FELLINI by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Instead, we get Fellini in too many of his own words. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A frenetic, inflated outing with one of the world's great filmmakers, who died in 1993 at the age of 73. Read full book review >
FRAGMENTS by Andre de Toth
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although it suffers a bit from longueurs in the last hundred pages and is unforthcoming about de Toth's actual filmmaking experiences, Fragments is an entertaining and unexpected look at an unconventional life."
Faber's latest entry in its excellent film book series is the autobiography of one of Hollywood's most underrated filmmakers. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Still, this is as thorough a recounting as we can probably hope for of this extraordinary but neglected talent. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
Knowledgeable and meticulous, this is the first full-scale biography of America's first horror-film auteur. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Western Civilization: The Movie'' is unlikely to be playing at the local multiplex any time soon."
A muddled series of essays investigating the limits and possibilities of film as a medium for comprehending the past. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Not the best of Bombeck, but as always, a welcome poke at the misguided dieters, shoppers, spouses, TV hosts, and others in the animal kingdom who prize propriety over a belly laugh. ($400,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild selection; first serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Here's Erma, to human beings what Jane Goodall is to chimpanzeesan ardent student and a whole lot funnier. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >