Gold Dust Woman, the unauthorized biography of pop music legend Stevie Nicks, can be read two ways.
The Mudd Club was the Brigadoon of the late ’70s New York City music scene.
Ink & Paint, The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson corrects the misguided perception regarding women’s lack of contribution to the animation industry.
Andrew Dickson is former arts editor at the Guardian, was at the 2012 Shakespeare festival at the Globe Theater in London highlighted by productions of Shakespeare from all over the world
“Nothing about Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen is hasty or superficial. Author Lust offers the essences of the work in every page.
“. . . with More Room in a Broken Heart, we hear the ballad of Carly, sung long and sultry, in a voice as crisp as a winter’s night. . . .
“The nine short works are not all theater masterworks, but they are a fair representation of the spectrum of styles and subjects being examined by contemporary playwrights.”
“Fundamentals of Theatrical Design hardly ever loses steam. . . .
“. . . an acting book that is both valuable and informative. . . . a plethora of insights.”
“Simply put, avid concertgoers will likely enjoy this book or throw up reading it—perhaps both.”
“Sitting Pretty is filled with enough anecdotes to keep movie fans happy and intimate details enough for gossip fans as well.”
One often approaches a sequel or second edition with a certain amount of trepidation.
Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.
BlueBridge Books, November 2009
Author John Caird is an impressively credentialed theater man.