“Intense, well-researched, and highly readable, this super-candid biography will have wide appeal.”
“Roberts tells an epic tale through these 31 stories, the evolution of a great city developed by people who wrote history with their lives.”
“Like a series of Russian nesting dolls, this book is about a specific painter within a specific culture within the history of how that culture has been seen and described through the centu
“This is more than an introduction to Canetti, the thinker, the writer, the man. It’s a profound portrait of a creative talent and the times he lived in.”
Here is a beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography.
“Freedland enthusiastically makes his informal retelling of this story of a daring escape from a horror on an unimaginable scale a particular tale of high adventure.”
“Perhaps dogs can’t teach us how to live but, by their joyful presence and abundant love, they help us live better.”
“Often sad, sometimes funny, and always absorbing, this unusually candid memoir will be a must-read for Newman fans.”
“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”
“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”
“Cleveland’s personal history offered no foreshadowing of future greatness.
Folk Music is not a conventional biography, and readers hoping to find in it details of Bob Dylan’s personal life will have to search elsewhere.
“This kind of self-awareness is a crucial ingredient for any memoir.
“There have been other books about the polygamist Mormons in Mexico, some of them first-hand accounts.
“a rich resource . . . a brilliant and much-needed book.”
“David McCullough’s Brave Companions is a welcome reminder of how history should be written.”
“Giuliani is a well-written, balanced, and unvarnished portrait of a public figure whose downfall will sadden most readers.”
“The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.
Like many memoirists, R. Barbara Gitenstein’s insightful and deeply personal story germinated as she looked through her life’s rear-view mirror and at the lessons she learned along the way.
“The scholarship here is astounding, and the reader leaves the book not only with an abundance of dog-eared pages, but also an appreciation of both the biographer’s subject (i.e., Lehman) a
The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a
“Aguon is a skilled and heartfelt writer, and his book will most likely be inspiring to readers who share his political analysis and seek out the personal stories hidden by geo-political co
“Quickly digested, bite-sized moments in pregnancy and motherhood . . .”
Music memoirs come in many different forms, but Three Pianos by Andrew McMahon is in a small sub-genre: the self-loathing confessional.
Miranda Seymour has produced a detailed and exhaustive account of the life of novelist Jean Rhys on the basis of her short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography, Smile Please, w