“To read these comic poems in blank verse again is to live childhood again, when the surly, often irate insect was first discovered.
“I’ve strugged in the past to articulate exactly why Bruce Springsteen’s music cuts so deeply for me. Thanks to Robert Wiersema’s heartfelt book, though, I think I’m a little closer.”
“Though she spent much of her life with one of the most controversial and despised men in history, it is clear that Eva Braun was willing to sacrifice her life completely for him.
“The authors of Healing at the Speed of Sound do an excellent job of providing readers with solid scientific evidence in easy-to-understand terms.
“. . . all these fun facts get lost in the choppiness of I Want My MTV as a whole, and very few people will be willing to read 600+ pages of sound bytes.
“Craig Marks and Rob Tannebaum have penned one of the most comprehensive and informative histories of MTV’s golden age, an age that changed the face of music and impacted the lives of milli
“Readers need not be familiar with Vonnegut’s oeuvre to enjoy this fascinating biography of an immensely talented and darkly complicated man.
“Living in Gratitude is an easy to read, practical guide to becoming more aware of the blessings we all have in our lives.
“Mr. Clark has a reputation for both his deep knowledge of military history and his ability to make it accessible to a substantial reading audience.
John Besh doesn’t mince words.
“We learn through this gentle narrative how to really see and how an appreciation for art can enhance our view of the world’s everyday splendor.”
“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.
“Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.”
—Mark Twain, Autobiography, 1924
Robert Hughes’s latest tome, Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History, proves once again that this erudite man can take on a mammoth task such as chronicling the entire history of Ro
At this time of year, the marketplace is rife with books filled with pretty photographs and no substance, but Mr.
“Regardless of the results of the legislative challenges and the court fights, Remedy and Reaction elevates our understanding of the historical picture of the health care debate.”
“For that tiny percentage of readers who build their own computers, shamelessly reduce tech support drones to puddles, and know just enough to be, well, dangerous, this may just be the book
“The Healthcare Cure is concerned with ‘paying health insurance claims,’ while the rest of the world is focused on improving care.”
“The book breaks down its recipes into comfortably useful chapters on antipasti, soup, sandwiches, salads, pasta, vegetables, seafood, meat, and desserts.
Most books about major business events tend to focus on the most recent activity, to concentrate on consequences rather than causes, and to emphasize the perpetrators’ personalities more than their
“Would that the publisher have gone on the complete journey with Hockney and Gayford and made this the large-scale volume that it deserved to be so that the art could have been as easily ab
“Mr. Neuwirth seamlessly blends history and economic theory in with his narratives, . . . This is a fun read, and not just for professors of political economy.
“‘Like rock musicians, the persona of the artists is central to the content of the work.’”
The essence of the argument that Tyler Cowen advances in The Great Stagnation is that the U.S.’s prosperity over the last three decades has been derived from “lots of low-hanging fruit .
“If talent can provoke you or inspire you, then this book will stimulate your creative juices . . .”