“In 1883, English intellectual Francis Galton coined the term eugenics (meaning ‘wellborn’) to advocate a selective breeding program among humans.”
This is not the first biography of David Bowie.
“Apolitical at the time, Wolkoff now acknowledges that ignoring what bad politics does to real people is one of the things that sucked her down the rabbit hole.”
“Read Roker’s new book in chapter chunks or in one sitting, and be assured you’ll be a bit wiser and feel better because of it.”
Fiaz Rafiq is an award-winning sports and entertainment writer, author of oral biographies of such celebrities as Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the soon to be released My Brother, Mu
“This is not going to be a standard memoir. We’re just hitting the highlights. It’s a series of quick look-ins, revelations. It’s an aperçu of Alex Trebek, human being.”
“‘All I could think was, this can’t be right. Patsy’s too young to die.’”
“I tried to be a magician but found I could only manipulate cards and coins and not the universe.”
“Do You Mind If I Cancel is packed with funny lines, wistful memories, and the kinds of coming of age experiences we all have.
Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E Friedman offers itself simultaneously as art book and fan collection.
Anthony Bourdain Remembered is a crowdsourced eulogy of a book that will be published on May 27, just a few days before the anniversary of his death on June 8, 2018.
“I was born homosexual. Very early in my childhood, I remember lying in bed awake, anxious, calming myself by imagining that I was in the arms of a man—an adult man.”
The Brits would call Bob Rosenthal an amanuensis.
“Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions is populated by myriad photographs of Joni Mitchell—Joni singing, Joni gesticulating, Joni posing, Joni mugging, even Joni swimmi
Was it only seven years ago when self-referenced “veteran entertainment reporter” Sam Kashner teamed with biographer Nancy Schoenberger to produce that rock-’em, sock-’em tome Furious Love: Eli
Did you grow up having stars in your eyes? Hollywood stars more precisely?
William C. Rempel faced significant challenges in writing a biography of Kirk Kerkorian, the obsessively private tycoon.
The Mudd Club was the Brigadoon of the late ’70s New York City music scene.
“one of the best books to come out in many months.”
Donald Bogle’s new hybrid biography, Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop—A Love Story, sort of sets up a web of lies in the first three words of its title.
As author Leon Wildes himself admits, this book has been a long time coming. John Lennon fought his immigration battle against “the USA” back in the early 1970s.
Pat Cleveland is a living legend of fashion who was the rarest of exotic birds to have inhabited fashion. She has withstood the test of time in a business that has a memory as long as one’s pinky.
Death in Hollywood is always more interesting if it hints at murder, and The Ice Cream Blonde by Michelle Morgan does just that.
“a very enjoyable addition to this year’s crop of Hollywood memoirs.”
In 1967, Ralph Cindrich left Avella, a coal-mining town in Western Pennsylvania, traveling northeast on state route 50 to Pittsburgh to play linebacker for the Pitt Panthers.