“. . . a readable and fascinating exploration of the mind of an artist who still manages, after four centuries, to surprise, inspire, and enlighten us.”
“interesting story . . . more than delivers.”
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“The Astaires: Fred and Adele is a page-turner of a biography, briskly written and immaculately researched.
“Whether or not the tales told here are true, we will likely never know.
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“Tawdry as this first love affair with literature may have been, how glad we are that Peter Selgin was tempted into it—and fell head over heels.
Biographer Michael Feeney Callan gives a strong indication of what we may expect from his new work, an exhaustively researched volume on the career of actor, filmmaker, and champion of independent
The press release for this book reads “fairy tale and haute couture mix charmingly in this re-imagined story. . . .” Believe it or not, there is not one word of hyperbole in that description.
Disappointment comes in many wrappings.
When they literally were “just kids,” Patti Smith, poet and rock star, and Robert Mapplethorpe, photographer and sexual provocateur, showed signs of the artists they would eventually become.
As words for this review materialize upon the screen, Mötley Crüe’s Greatest Hits’ crunches and screams in the background, raucous and direct in the commutation from auditory to written form.
Naked honesty is becoming—a rare and beautiful fashion, suited perfectly to the mind of a writer.