“‘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.”
“Harry Houdini belongs to that panthe
Elaine Stritch was the Broadway belter with a foghorn in both musicals and straight drama—from the caustic Joanne in Sondheim’s Company to the tragic Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia
“Shattering epiphanies about old bandmates aside, Time Is Tight is, most emphatically, not a book about settling old scores.
“The Contender is an impressive book, a must for fans of Brando and of film acting. . . .
“Beautiful on the Outside is a fascinating study in motivation, concentration, and discipline, and one that has lessons for anyone in pursuit of excellence.
“Inside Out by Demi Moore, is an entertaining, enlightening memoir from a popular, controversial actress.”
“To Boomers, the Gabor sisters were a TV staple. . . . For decades they were Hollywood blondes and Broadway glamour gals. And then they were no more.”
“Black’s tender and heartfelt love letter to his remarkable mother is an act of courage and reclamation. It’s a well-deserved tribute. Clearly, she was something.”
Bruce Springsteen fans are like no other fans in the annals of rock ’n’ roll, though it would not be easy to describe them. They come in many shapes and sizes, and belong to different generations.
“Holly van Leuven has written an exhaustively researched, well-written chronicle of Bolger’s life and career.
“Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin is an abundant account of what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood’s original power couple
“All That Heaven Allows is a rich and complex story of Hollywood’s biggest star in its most golden age.”
The recent retake on A Star is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, got wonderful reviews.
Somewhere in the middle of this revelatory and emotionally powerful memoir by Sally Field, she unpacks a story that is a case study in what Hollywood’s casting couch was like, even for an actress w
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are often cited as “couple goals” for their 18-year relationship.
Olivia Hussey became an international celebrity at the young age of 17 when she landed the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet.
“I got the Simpsons job the same way I got a wife,” writes Mike Reiss. “I was not the first choice, but I was available.”
There is no question that Robin, the new biography by culture reporter David Itzkoff, is comprehensive and well researched, a tour de force about the life of comedian Robin Williams.