To start with a softball of a metaphor (apt because perhaps the high point of her career to date is the 1992 film A League of Their Own), when it comes to getting her points across in her
“. . . succeeds on many levels.”
“Who Is that Man? is a superb dissection of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music.”
“Mr. Badman, for all his years of research, seems to have some issues with the ‘fact from the fiction, the truth from the lies’ parts.”
“Adele: The Biography would fit perfectly in the waiting room at a doctor’s office . . .”
“. . . a fitting tribute, heartfelt and heart rending . . .”
“interesting story . . . more than delivers.”
“I wonder why she tries so hard for laughs. It seems that her native cant is studded with rueful humor—if any at all—as she views the world through her Lizz-colored glasses.”
“Pretty heady stuff.”
“Mr. Salmon seems to have been blinded by the fact that Ms.
“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.
“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.
“Imagine a writer with a seemingly endless vocabulary who has somehow convinced himself that he is being paid by the word.
“. . .
“Brian Kellow delivers. . . . the filmic rise and fall of a woman of true brilliance, huge ego, and no small amount of neuroses.”
“Safe to say that of all the loves of her life, men’s hats tend to rise to the top of Ms.
“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
“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
“Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a funny, thoughtful, and extremely well-crafted book.”
“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.”
At this time of year, the marketplace is rife with books filled with pretty photographs and no substance, but Mr.
“Patti Smith adulates the imagination, especially childhood imagination, mysticism or spirituality, dreams, sensations, nature, the sublime and individualism.
“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. . . .