Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 3)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY CRYING by Carol Leifer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An amusing, amiable read. Leifer wants you to love what you do and learn to move on from failures and rejections—and please, always shower before a job interview."
Career and life lessons from the would-be president of the "old girls club." Read full book review >
WHY SOCCER MATTERS by Pelé
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pelé never fully demonstrates "why soccer matters," but he does provide insight into the world's most popular game through the eyes of its most revered figure."
Soccer's biggest global icon discusses the sport he loves. Read full book review >

ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS by John Gierach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing, with plenty of information about how it's done by true practitioners."
Passionate angler Gierach (No Shortage of Good Days, 2012, etc.) once again trolls for like-minded readers. Read full book review >
THE HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA by Nelson George
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 2014

"George's in-depth look at a revered TV show is one of those rare music-centric books that will transcend its subject's core fan base. Even those with just a casual interest in Soul Train will be happy to take this trip."
Put on your dancing shoes, and get funky with this romp through the history of a cultural touchstone. Read full book review >
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 >