Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 55)

BY THE BOOK by Pamela Paul
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Better scanned on the website."
A hit-or-miss collection of Q-and-As, posed mostly to writers in the New York Times Book Review's "By the Book" page. Read full book review >
A VOICE STILL HEARD by Irving Howe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This important collection allows a new generation of readers to hear Howe's uncompromising voice."
Prescient and passionate critiques of American politics and culture from one of the 20th century's most important critics. Read full book review >

UNTOLD STORIES by Kate Cockrill
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"By telling the untold, these essays illuminate and help normalize reproductive experiences outside the norm."
Seventeen short essays explore nonstereotypical experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and child-raising, including the choice to be child-free. Read full book review >
GOOD DOG by David DiBenedetto
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Bird lovers may blanch at feather-in-the-mouth hunting tales, but this selection of vignettes is varied, entertaining and frequently heartwarming."
A sparkling collection of 51 dog stories that have regularly appeared in the eponymous columns of Garden & Gun since its launch in 2007. Read full book review >
I AM...ALL THAT IS by Cari
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A profound, sometimes-perplexing collection of writings on alternative approaches to spirituality."
Cari, a yogi, author, and spiritual counselor, has grouped together her reflections on a variety of philosophical and religious subjects. Read full book review >

Making A Living, Making A Life by Daniel Rose
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2014

"A wise, well-honed collection of speeches that address vital issues with fresh, penetrating insight."
A real estate developer and philanthropist presents a masterful debut collection of exceptionally cogent and timely speeches and essays. Read full book review >
GIVE ME LIBERTY by Christopher L. Webber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Many readers will find something to like in this grab bag but also much to skim or pass over."
The collected essays/blog posts of a retired journalist, reflecting upon America and its quirks, foibles, and disasters. Read full book review >
RAISING GIRLS IN BOHEMIA by Richard Katrovas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Grating but ultimately humane."
A distinguished writer and English professor chronicles his experiences living and loving between American and Czech cultures. Read full book review >
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE by Sari Botton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasantly diverting love letter to the iconic city."
Recollections of life, love and subway rides. Read full book review >
ICON by Amy Scholder
edited by Amy Scholder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Blurring the line between biography and memoir, these essays consider the power of public personalities to illuminate one's deepest sense of self."
Eight writers reflect on women who fascinate them. Read full book review >
ZOOLOGIES by Alison Hawthorne Deming
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Eloquent, sensitive and astute."
An award-winning essayist and poet contemplates the disappearance of the Earth's creatures and asks, "[w]hat do animals mean to the contemporary imagination?" 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 >