Celebrity

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“When it comes to memoirs, things don’t get more heartfelt than this. And when it comes to storytelling, few could match the humor, passion, and humanity of these pages.

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“Brian Kellow delivers. . . . the filmic rise and fall of a woman of true brilliance, huge ego, and no small amount of neuroses.”

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“Safe to say that of all the loves of her life, men’s hats tend to rise to the top of Ms.

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“In so many other places in Look, I Made a Hat, as here, Stephen Sondheim has tales to tell, names to drop and wonderful, rich, savory mincemeat to make of others, all in his own i

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“In following this kid from the back blocks, who not only graces the covers of Modern Drummer and of Guitar World in one lifetime, who has made and held a fortune, owns hi

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“Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a funny, thoughtful, and extremely well-crafted book.”

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“I’ve strugged in the past to articulate exactly why Bruce Springsteen’s music cuts so deeply for me. Thanks to Robert Wiersema’s heartfelt book, though, I think I’m a little closer.”

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At this time of year, the marketplace is rife with books filled with pretty photographs and no substance, but Mr.

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“Miraculously, however, there isn’t an ounce of self-pity in the book. Instead, Mr. Doughty proceeds with a healthy mix of objectivity and irony. . . .

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“Patti Smith adulates the imagination, especially childhood imagination, mysticism or spirituality, dreams, sensations, nature, the sublime and individualism.

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“From page 435 onward, Spencer Tracy is an excellent biography indeed, albeit one that would have benefited greatly from losing at least a good 200 of those first 400 pages. . . .

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“Those seeking a history of the music of the 1960s and those who made it, a somewhat gossipy account of what Joni Mitchell referred to as ‘the refuge of the road,’ will find much to admire

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“And so it goes. In the end, Shatner’s Rules, like Shatner’s ego and Shatner’s vocal patterns, are uniquely his own.

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“Perhaps there was something buried in this memoir that I kept missing, something that I kept searching for in vain. It may be buried somewhere . . .”

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“We should all live such lives—dreaming and attaining, loving and lusting—and look so good when we sit down to write our memoirs. . . .

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“This biography could have easily been titled The Tale of Two Colberts; however, Colbert’s signature ‘truthiness’ seems to befit the style and enjoyment Ms.

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“There is a saying that if you remember the sixties, then you weren’t there; in the same vein, this book should be read by not only anyone with even a passing interest in this fascinating p

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“What we have here is a collection of vaguely amusing errata corralled together with the slightest of lassos, a book with all the organizational clarity of a stand-up act. . . .

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“Had the reader the gift of reading between the lines, he no doubt would find a great deal to love in Luck and Circumstance. . . .

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“His enthusiasm for participating in the artistry of an alternate profession that lies beyond the area of his expertise is certainly something that anybody who’s ever pursued a hobby can id

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