“‘Mel Brooks, more than any other single figure of the twentieth century, symbolizes the Jewish perspective on, and contribution to, American mass entertainment.’”
In his coming-of-age memoir, Happy People are Annoying, Josh Peck takes his readers on the jagged journey of his young life, up to his current 36-year-old self, now a popular social media
“underscores the danger of relying on eyewitness testimony.”
“Rickman’s diaries will provide young wanna-be actors what it’s really like to enter and exit the stage, play challenging roles and bask in the love of performance itself.”
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“Often sad, sometimes funny, and always absorbing, this unusually candid memoir will be a must-read for Newman fans.”
“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”
“This Much Is True is an entertaining, sometimes shocking, periodically uncomfortable, but altogether delightful read.”
In 1982, at the age of 38, Alice Walker’s life pivoted dramatically and irrevocably with the publication of The Color Purple, her third published novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
“He is that most American of species, the entirely self–made individual. There is nothing like him, never has been, and never will be.”
“From start to finish Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life, with all its rich detail and Curtis’s genuine love for his subject, is the biography that Keaton deserves.
As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.
“The redeeming power of Freedman’s book is that it allows his fans to be exposed one more time to Cohen’s incredible personality and intelligence and, for that reason, the book is a success
“Gottlieb’s deeply affecting book is a loving tribute to a great Swedish-American actress—an absolutely must-read for Garbo freaks.”
“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”
“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”
Hayley Mills is truly a figure from the past. Pollyanna indeed.
“‘This book was born during my recovery, when I finally had the time to sit back and ruminate on my own life.’”
“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””
Reading a lot of memoirs, one can’t help but compare the ways different writers tackle their own pasts.
“I have sometimes been called difficult. The truth is that I insist upon respect.”
Michael J. Fox has played several iconic roles in his stellar acting career: his Marty McFly, Alex Keaton, and Mike Flaherty characters bear his indelible stamp.
“‘I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I’m old. Well, I am old, and they are!’”
Did you ever read a book where it’s obvious the author has no burning desire to write a book, where he puts down phrases in staccato bursts that are not really sentences or paragraphs or even prope
“This is a well-sourced biography and dimensional portrait that bypasses much of the usual gossip around this inimitable star.”