Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 3)

SHOOTING STARS by Jennifer Buhl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Perhaps entertaining to the celebrity-obsessed, who will learn that, unlike what the tabloids would have them believe, stars are not "just like us.""
The curious story of an unlikely celebrity chaser. Read full book review >
THE HILTONS by J. Randy Taraborrelli
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 2014

"More than fluff, Taraborrelli has written the definitive biography of a family whose glory days may have passed but which simply refuses to recede into the background."
A best-selling celebrity biographer chronicles the epic saga of a family as well known for its business empire as for its role as tabloid fodder. Read full book review >

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >
A NICE LITTLE PLACE ON THE NORTH SIDE by George F. Will
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 25, 2014

"Digressive, amusing, anecdotal, legend-shattering, self-deprecating and passionate—just what you want in a friend sitting beside you at the ballpark."
Veteran conservative political pundit Will (One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation, 2009, etc.) writes an affectionate birthday card to the home of his beloved Chicago Cubs. Read full book review >
THEY CALLED ME GOD by Doug Harvey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"A soufflé of anecdote, revenge served cold and self-promotion."
A Hall of Fame umpire calls the game of his own life, concluding, "By God, I loved every minute of it." Read full book review >

HOW ABOUT NEVER—IS NEVER GOOD FOR YOU? by Bob Mankoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"Those who aspire to a career drawing for the New Yorker will find this essential reading—or just give up."
Part glib memoir and part cartoon anthology from the cartoon editor for the New Yorker. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2014

"As an artist who "left behind…many lifetimes of brilliant music, a legacy that will inspire generations to come," Chilton receives the biography he deserves."
A thoroughly reported biography illuminating the life and work of one of the more mystifying and influential cult figures in rock. Read full book review >
TESTIMONY by USC Shoah Foundation
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 24, 2014

"An informative coffee table book for film buffs and those interested in Jewish history."
The story behind the making of Schindler's List and the development of a foundation dedicated to sharing Holocaust testimonies. Read full book review >
HERE WE ARE NOW by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"A perfunctory accounting that reads like a stretched-out Sunday supplement article."
Routine assessment of Kurt Cobain's cultural influence. Read full book review >
PLEASE BE WITH ME by Galadrielle Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"This is more of a love letter than "Daddy Dearest" but also more about a flawed human being than about a band that has persevered for decades after its founder's death."
The author tries to connect with the famous father she never knew in an account that is most illuminating when she's telling her story and that of her mother. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 18, 2014

"An interesting take on the Pythons, but it might have trouble finding an audience, as it doesn't offer anything truly new to hard-core Pythonites, and newbies may gravitate toward one of the many quality Python bios."
And now for something completely different about something completely different. Read full book review >
PETE ROSE by Kostya Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A remarkable book about a fascinating, vexing figure."
A reflection on the meaning of legendary baseball player Pete Rose. Read full book review >