Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 117)

PIECES OF THE FRAME by John McPhee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 23, 1975

"Occasional reading—McPhee is one of the most unobtrusively instructive and pleasurable writers around."
As everyone knows, McPhee is a man of many parts and interests and this is an assortment of his casuals which take place here and there. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1974

"This intimate exposition of personality and creativity is the most vivid understanding we have of the major contemporary poet."
Ball has found a most benign use for his Sony — eavesdropping on Allen Ginsberg's 1971 cross-country college lecture tour at UC Davis, Wisconsin State, Wyoming, St. Read full book review >

STYLES OF RADICAL WILL by Susan Sontag
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 21, 1969

"Still, a private quarrel goes on between what she is and what she seeks, giving the aura of an embalmed intensity."
It is becoming difficult to sustain any fervent interest in Susan Sontag's career. Read full book review >
SELECTED WRITINGS OF TRUMAN CAPOTE by Truman Capote
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1963

"Not an unrewarding prospect at all."
Surprisingly enough, these Truman Capote writings cover 20 years; one would not have thought he'd been at bat that long. Read full book review >
THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS by Albert Camus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 26, 1955

"Largely for avant garde aesthetes and his special coterie."
This a book of earlier, philosophical essays concerned with the essential "absurdity" of life and the concept that- to overcome the strong tendency to suicide in every thoughtful man-one must accept life on its own terms with its values of revolt, liberty and passion. 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 >