Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 3)

WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A vivid history of homegrown resistance."
During World War II, American Nazis planned to overthrow the U.S. government and eradicate Jews. Read full book review >

THE FIRST MAJOR by John Feinstein
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Recommended for any sports enthusiast and a must for golfers of all handicaps."
An exciting story of the "terror…absolute joy and absolute despair" that are the Ryder Cup matches. Read full book review >
UNQUALIFIED by Anna  Faris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A mildly compelling celebrity memoir primarily for fans of the author's podcast."
The comedic actress and podcaster reflects on her career journey and offers advice on relationships. Read full book review >
THE BLUEPRINT by Jason  Lloyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Exciting game action blended with mostly interesting behind-the-scenes maneuvers and manipulations of a pro-sports franchise."
A sports journalist debuts with a very personal account of the return of LeBron James to Cleveland in 2014 and of the Cavaliers' NBA championship in 2016. Read full book review >

VACATIONLAND by John Hodgman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Very dry, with a twist."
A memoir from a writer who doubles as a comedian. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An illuminating TV show biography that will appeal most to fans, but no need to read it all at once."
Insider accounts of 60 Minutes, published in conjunction with the program's 50th anniversary (and counting), a milestone that makes it the longest airing show in the history of TV. Read full book review >
STICKY FINGERS by Joe  Hagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An engaging doorstop of a biography and a lasting legacy for the keeper of rock-'n'-roll's watchtower."
The definitive biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner (b. 1946). Read full book review >
WHY WE DON'T SUCK by Denis  Leary
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A fun and thought-provoking romp through politics and popular culture."
The loudly outspoken comedian and actor's latest book is sure to offend some readers, but many more will find plenty of food for thought while also getting in a good laugh. Read full book review >
HANK AND JIM by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"An entertaining, richly documented biography that will be appreciated by film and theater scholars as well as fans of these memorable actors."
A dual biography tracing the careers and 50-year friendship of two iconic American actors. Read full book review >
RECKLESS DAUGHTER by David Yaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mitchell deserves more musically sophisticated treatment, though this is serviceable enough as a straight fan-notes homage. Readers wanting to go deeper into the art would do better to start with Malka Marom's Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (2014)."
A new biography of the luminous folk singer and musical icon. Read full book review >
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE by Gabrielle  Union
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Personal, reflective moments that reveal various aspects of an actress and activist's life."
A black actress and activist chronicles her life story and speaks out about issues important to her. 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 >