Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 4)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An exciting glimpse into a long-gone era of politics and cultural activity."
A look at a night that fused politics, art, science, and socialites in the White House. Read full book review >
INSEPARABLE by Yunte Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A vivid portrayal of the trials and triumphs of two determined men."
The fascinating story of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), who became wealthy celebrities in Jacksonian America. Read full book review >

RED HOT MAMA by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An appreciative celebration of a dynamic entertainer."
Bold and sassy, the legendary Sophie Tucker (1887-1966) influenced generations of women entertainers. Read full book review >
SOMETHING WONDERFUL by Todd S. Purdum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An exuberant celebration of musical genius."
From an incomparable partnership, musical theater rang out with ebullience, lyricism, and soaring melodies. Read full book review >
SPACE ODYSSEY by Michael Benson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Essential for students of film history, to say nothing of Kubrick's most successful movie."
A fascinating, detail-rich account of the long slog to make the science-fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read full book review >

TRUE STORIES FROM AN UNRELIABLE EYEWITNESS by Christine Lahti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A book that hopefully marks the beginning of a fruitful writing career."
A quirky book of personal essays by a successful Hollywood professional. Read full book review >
ALL THAT JAZZ by Ethan Mordden
Released: April 2, 2018

"A theater history told with candor—critics Andrew Sarris and Clive Barnes are 'idiots'—wit, and expertise. A distinguished investigation into the art form intellectuals scorn as 'cotton candy.'"
An authoritative history of the "entire Chicago saga—a play, a silent film, a talkie, and only then the musical"—and beyond. Read full book review >
NOBODY'S GIRL FRIDAY by J.E. Smyth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2018

"An exuberant celebration of empowered women."
A history of women who held prominent positions in Hollywood from 1930 to 1950. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"A clear and strongly worded fighting manual in the long tradition of Sun Tzu."
A handbook about handling conflict from both a physical and philosophical perspective. Read full book review >
SELFIE by Will Storr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"Captivating, self-reflective research on our culture of rampant egocentricity."
Studying self-image from a variety of perspectives. Read full book review >
MORE THAN TRUE by Robert Bly
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 27, 2018

"Idiosyncratic readings by a generous, gifted writer who asks his readers to be open to a story's poetry, its 'light by which we may see life.'"
The celebrated poet offers a personal reading of fairy tales. Read full book review >
DOUBLE VISION by William Middleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"A well-written, highly informative book for devotees of the modern art world."
A massive dual biography of Dominique and John de Menil, who did not strive for the limelight but still helped to lead the modern art movement in the United States. 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 >