"Spoiler Alert is a splendid memoir. A love story, lovingly told."
“this isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
“I didn’t read her book. All those reviews . . .” said a 60-something man.
“I never liked her. She’s too pompous,” said a middle-aged woman.
“This courageous memoir is a worthy addition to the growing trans canon.”
“a gift that feeds those who wish to sing and long to write.”
Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala exploded into the national consciousness during the 2016 presidential elections.
A funny thing one comes across when reading biographies about Russian revolutionaries is how bourgeois nearly all of their lives were.
In the Beat Generation tribe, Robert Frank was the odd man out.
"Despite the book's size, the complexity of its subject, and the narrative's variance with common public memory, it is a fast engaging read that corrects, even scatters, misconceptions."
“For anyone who enjoys reading about American history, this book is most enjoyable, informative, and belongs on the library shelf.”
“This is a straightforward, well-told, and uplifting personal story of what essentially represents the American dream.”
“Merry’s book is a needed corrective to the underestimation of McKinley by professional historians.”
“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”
"Read this book. Do not wait until some modern Buffalo Bill makes this story into another epic movie about the West's greatest show!"
“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .
“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.
Conservatives in both the two major United States political parties can relax about Bernie Sanders’ new book.
“Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us.
As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).
"In The Lost Founding Father Cooper speaks to our times on national best interest in opposition to partisan politics."
Oriana Fallaci was the legendary Italian journalist known for her confrontational interviewing tactics that came to be known as ‘La Fallaci’ style.
“a tantalizing look into how Austen’s classic works were shaped by her close relationship with her brother, as well as the financial scandals and disasters of the Regency era.”
“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”
David Foster Wallace, a competitive tennis player in his youth, once wrote that “Top athletes are compelling because they embody the comparison-based achievement we Americans revere—fastest
“The agenda of many combat photographers is either ideological—an attempt to save the world by bringing to light the suffering of war’s victims—or aesthetic—getting that perfect combination of comp