Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 37)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Comprehensive, considered, and literate: a real accomplishment."
Main currents in American thought about money and Wall Street, traced by journalist Fraser (Labor Will Rule, 1991, etc.) in an expansive social history. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A bloody fine riposte to those who would censor with clouded hindsight and muddy reasoning."
Why the good old days were actually often quite nasty. Read full book review >

THE SHOOTING by Kemp Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Sparely written, often casual, but powerful."
From award-winning journalist Powers, a debut memoir considering a youth lost to a firearms accident. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An impressive appreciation of cinema's highs and lows, but you'll still wish Biskind could simply go back to writing about movies again instead of indulging in all this glossy gossip."
The probably inevitable rarities and B-sides compilation from the ex-editor of Premiere. Read full book review >
BUGATTI QUEEN by Miranda Seymour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 2004

"A stunning portrait, intriguing with unanswerable questions. (Photos throughout)"
The colorful, engrossing story of Helle Nice—exotic dancer, race-car driver, accused Nazi collaborator—told with considerable élan by biographer Seymour (Mary Shelley, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"One of those rare film books that walks the fine line between populist tub-thumping and sky-is-falling, Sontag-esque screed."
The lowdown on a word beloved by film executives, loathed by film critics, and not quite understood by anybody. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"An enjoyable treat full of gastronomic guffaws."
GQ restaurant critic Richman serves up a sharp, rollicking collection of articles documenting his most memorable culinary experiences. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A fascinating glimpse of a central figure in traditional Japanese culture."
From the translator of his famed treatise on swordsmanship, The Book of Five Rings, the first English-language biography of a legendary Japanese fighter, teacher, artist, and author. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Ought to be required reading for anyone looking to buy a suit or a tie—or, for that matter, a workshirt. (16-page color insert, not seen)"
A lively, confident memoir seriously explores the realities of the fashion industry, leavening its nuts-and-bolts acumen with personal warmth and just enough of the trade's time-tested potshots. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Bold and brassy, with a solid grasp of its material."
An industry long in the shadows gets its due with a mainstream historical text. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Sex, savagery, and high-level political maneuvers energize a splendid piece of popular history. (Illustrations throughout)"
An accusation of rape in 1386 occasions this high-suspense account of a duel to the death sanctioned by the French Parlement and King Charles VI—and attended by thousands of eager spectators. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Newton Minow may have been the first to call TV a 'vast wasteland,' but no one has mapped its terrain more thoroughly and starkly than Rosenberg."
A significant collection of previously published pieces of boob-tube analysis, by the retired Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Los Angeles Times. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >