Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews

RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION by Thomas Frank
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 19, 2018

"Flaws aside, the book is worth perusing, primarily for its keen analysis of why the Democrats have come up short in recent election cycles. The party's powers that be would be wise to read up."
A liberal commentator offers his scathing take on contemporary American politics and culture. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2018

"For Mockingbird and Harper Lee devotees."
A detailed account of a classic novel's context, transformation, and acclaim. Read full book review >

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES...AND OTHERS by Robert Gottlieb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 12, 2018

"Perspicacious, penetrating, and instructive."
An erudite and opinionated critic offers up a taster of tantalizing essays. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY LINE OF SIGHT by Mike Maden
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 12, 2018

"Fast-moving and exciting, this one reads like it came from Clancy himself."
Clancy's thriller industry lives on in this Jack Ryan Jr. adventure by Maden. Read full book review >
THE WILLIAM H. GASS READER by William H. Gass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2018

"A great deal of this material is perplexing, demanding, and obscure, but the author's beautiful writing is always well worth a visit."
A 900-page Gass-ian celebration. Read full book review >

LONG PLAYERS by Peter Coviello
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A diary of devastation too good not to share."
A heartfelt and hyperliterate take on love as a mixtape. Read full book review >
TONIGHT I'M SOMEONE ELSE by Chelsea Hodson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2018

"A simultaneously bewildering and compelling body of work."
An eerie and uncanny collection of essays. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2018

"A pleasure for the fiscally minded and a good introduction to applied economics for readers with a smattering of theory."
Invisible hand, meet trickle-down: a lightly learned but deep-reaching look at classic economic problems through the lens of classical economics. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2018

"An eloquent response to an urgent—and still-unresolved—dilemma."
A social and political analyst reflects on racial tensions in contemporary America. Read full book review >
THE TRAVEL DIARIES OF ALBERT EINSTEIN by Albert Einstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2018

"Rosenkranz argues that in 1922, Einstein was a man of his times when it came to the West's images of the Orient, and 'we should not be too judgmental in our assessment.' That may be difficult for some readers, but the editor offers an accurate portrait of the Einstein of that era.
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An eye-opening collection of travel diaries from the legendary scientist and thinker. Read full book review >
PUNCHING NAZIS by Keith Lowell Jensen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2018

"Neither a nuanced political analysis nor a typical comedian's laughfest."
Give fists a chance. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A solid encapsulation of a significant, occasionally controversial career."
A political cartoonist shares his work and memories of his career while lamenting the current state of journalism and politics. 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 >