“A clarion call for reform of a failed, wasteful, and heartless model of disaster relief which is self-serving rather than at the service of humanity.”
"Bukowski tells us: 'Drinking is a form of suicide where you’re allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day.'”
One woman recalls, “I remember how I felt when I turned 40: elated, powerful, at the top of my game. It was a dizzying time.
“Dramatic, elegantly written and structured, Gurdjieff Reconsidered is a probing exploration of a man important not only to his time but also to ours.
“Zaman’s lines of love to her readers are urgent, unhurried, generous, and, yes, uniquely deserving of the appellation gorgeous.”
“The inspiring story of Tomlinson transforming his relationship with food may break your heart before it eventually lifts it.”
"Clavin sets out to sort facts from popular legend and 'it was a delight to discover that the truth' 'can be at least as dramatic and potent as its fabrications.'"
“I Am offers American art lovers the opportunity to discover and to relish the innovative work of a painter who deconstructed the old and constructed her own brave
“Go Ahead in the Rain is a musical memoir in which the narrator comes of age and becomes a man.”
“real-life thriller about courage, despair, and an unbreakable human spirit.”
“For Kamala Harris, the ‘truths we hold’ are more than mere words; they are a creed she lives by and an ideal she strives for.
“Without institutionalized American racism, Withers would never have become involved with racial espionage. But he still would have been a great photographer.”
“This is a book that is read once, and then once again, and again—each time gaining new insight into a true maestro.”
“My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.”
Diderot was one of the three genius philosophers of the French Enlightenment.
“Those seeking an introduction to a pivotal era in pro football’s history, and three legendary coaches whose influence is still felt today, will find Guts and Genius to be a lively
“a book that speaks loudly to black lesbians and to anyone who dares to love fiercely.”
“For the music lover who wants to explore the textures and unconventional harmonies which set Debussy apart as the greatest French composer of his time.”
“In brisk, vigorous, precise prose honed over decades of daily newspaper work, Gilliam paints a vivid portrait of the obstacles she faced as a black woman breaking multiple barriers in the
“[Sachs’] impeccable research and dimensional portrait of the Toscanini and his times is a towering achievement of the biographer’s craft.”
“in a volume that runs for some 600 pages, not a single word seems wasted, not a sentence seems too long.”
“Connelly is too slow for his own good. The idea that he waited 38 years since Lennon’s murder to write this bio is astonishing. Talk about sitting on a story!”
This is an odd hybrid of a book.
The Brits would call Bob Rosenthal an amanuensis.
“should be treasured by baseball historians and students of international relations, as well as, anyone interested in baseball, Cuba, and American foreign policy.”