“beautifully written narrative. . . . Menkedick is a writer to watch.”
Gabourey Sidibe’s meteoric rise to fame in the film Precious has reached a new level in her career with the release of her new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.
Every man of God has two religions, according to writer Patricia Lockwood: one belonging to heaven and the other to the world.
In his 1943 classic, The Machiavellians, the political philosopher James Burnham praised Niccolo Machiavelli for writing truthfully and unsentimentally about the way political leaders gain
“. . . introduces Millay as a fascinating personality. . . . an iconic American female (and feminist) poet . . . and the book enhances details of her life long overlooked.”
“Byrne touches on a broad array of forces that influence and shape the musical experience—from how it is created, performed, recorded, and distributed to more personally meaningful aspects
Before the book is even opened, Nevertheless, the new memoir by Trump manqué Alec Baldwin has much to tell us.
“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”
This is a brilliant, erudite and very readable book exposing how Jane Austen, while seemingly embroidering the small domestic canvas with which we are all familiar, was in fact deliberately using h
Teaching teenagers is a calling. Despite limited social respect and wages that sometimes border on mere subsistence, dedicated professionals heed the call. The job is not easy.
There have been many instances where one wishes one could have been a fly on the wall in order to know what was said at the time or what really happened, particularly, say, in the commission of a c
Andreas Kluth tells us that Plutarch, who lived from 46 CE to 120 CE, is widely acclaimed as the father of biography.
"experience the wonder of Shapiro’s magical prose."
". . . a fitting end to the Wiesen Cook’s Eleanor Roosevelt biographical project."
Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest does a wonderful job of presenting both the person of Roy De Forest and the artwork he created.
Famed 18th century jurist William Blackstone once said, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." Theoretically, this is a bedrock principle of American criminal
When promoting Inside Joy Division in 2012, Peter Hook hinted that a tell-all New Order book might be in the pipeline.
Almost 20 years ago, David Brooks laid out the one reason journalists should pay attention to Princeton students. The kids at Princeton today are the leaders of most places tomorrow.
". . . a passionately written j’accuse against the French collaborators . . ."
“one of the best books to come out in many months.”
“Javelin catcher, confidant, consigliere, battlefield commander.” These are some common roles undertaken by the White House Chief of Staff.
“a worthwhile read. It will most certainly fascinate Dos Passos and Hemingway aficionados, as well as the casual literary biography enthusiast.”
One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.
It’s difficult to describe quite how delightful this book is for a word nerd.
There have always been fierce rivalries between countries to protect their people and their goods. Enmity has often engendered conflict.