In his coming-of-age memoir, Happy People are Annoying, Josh Peck takes his readers on the jagged journey of his young life, up to his current 36-year-old self, now a popular social media
“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”
“Reading the Glass is a deeply engaging, eloquent, and colorful account of a captain's life at sea.”
“explains why the number 42 should never be worn by any baseball player ever again.”
“these vivid studies of famous personalities and their interaction do tell us in some cases more about them than we knew, and perhaps confirm that this struggling model of conventional marr
“the questions raised about the nature and value of criticism are worthwhile, [but] the heart of this memoir is the unusually powerful, fraught, and enduring father-daughter relationship.”
“Marcia Herman-Giddens’ Unloose My Heart is an eloquent personal testimony of a life, both well examined and well lived.”
Black History Month has arrived once again, right on schedule.
Does the world need another book on Oscar Hammerstein II? Hugh Fordin’s Getting to Know Him is a solid biography.
“Bradford isn’t shy in playing the role of contemptuous biographer.”
“underscores the danger of relying on eyewitness testimony.”
“a master communicator who knows how to employ humor and integrate personal content with macro issues, Orenstein has written an accessible book, one that will resonate with many readers .
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“The resilience of the Crafts, their determination not to allow racism to break their spirits, is the human core of their story . . .”
“In today’s world of 24-hour news cycles, blogs, and websites, Bernstein’s memoir of his early days in the newspaper business is as much an archaeological excavation as it is a personal sto
“Filled with stories and gossip, the book will have strong appeal for aspiring writers and readers interested in LGBTQ life in the 1940s.”
“a fast-paced, engrossing read that casual readers and enthusiasts for stories related to true crime and the Mafia won’t be able to refuse.”
“to the faithful, the lapsed, and the strident anti-Catholic public this collection of essays offers a greater understanding of history and how parishioner activism has changed the Church,
“Fire and Rain pretends to be military and diplomatic history—and there is some of that—but is mostly an anti-Vietnam War, anti-Nixon and Kissinger screed . .
“Ross Benjamin has given the literary world an incredible treasure in this thoughtful edition.
Janet Malcolm died last year, and her passing was profiled in over 40,000 obituaries online. She left behind a huge entourage of fans who had spent decades immersed in her literary nonfiction.
“Evette Dionne spares readers none of the agony she suffers being a large woman in a small-minded world . . .”
"Skip this book and read one of her more polished works instead."
World War II was a deeply challenging time for pacifists and conscientious objectors, most of whom came to their beliefs in the wake of the horrendous casualties of World War I, which was in retros
“her diary is a reminder that the voices of children from the frontlines of the modern world are seldom heard but always important.”