“Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman never disappoints. It enlightens, informs, intrigues, . . .
“. . . the image that emerges of Joseph Heller and his wife are seen very much through the filter of Erica Heller’s own life experience. . . .
“Julie Salamon evokes Wendy Wasserstein herself, filling the printed pages not only with laughter, but also the details of a stranger, sadder, darker side about which it was once said, ‘ben
“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”
“‘Every new piece of information keeps me on the road to the ever-expanding possibility of the quest, a quest that in the end will still yield only partial knowledge—and will never give me,
“. . . paint[s] a colorful and three-dimensional portrait . . . [Ms.
“Mr. Kershaw displays integrity in his journalism as well as a passion for music delivered from the heart—both of which lift this story well above the average celebrity bio.”
“Only seven of her nearly 1,800 poems were published while she was alive, but most of Dickinson’s verses were published by [Thomas Wentworth] Higginson after her death.
“A Secret Life is a masterfully researched biography.”
Imagine feeling blessed with a wonderful life and having all your dreams come true. Then imagine your life torn apart in a heartbeat.
“. . . a richly informative read, helped by Ms. McClear’s erudite, laconic style.
“As published, Not Afraid of Life is something like a Tasmanian Emu, a flightless bird, and not in the cute March of the Penguins sort of way, but in the way that suggests
“What an inspiring story; and so well told. I could not put it down, despite knowing the ending.
“Buskers is . . . an affirmation of all [the Weinsteins] have endured to get where they are and an inspiration to aspiring musicians everywhere.
“. . . you, darling, will positively love reading The House in France: A Memoir by Gully Wells. . . . as F.
“Sitting Pretty is filled with enough anecdotes to keep movie fans happy and intimate details enough for gossip fans as well.”
“When he was only five years old, the Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos lost the Spanish language, and with it his sense of himself as Cuban.
“a fascinating, illuminating, engaging story of what it takes to be successful at the highest levels.
“Such promise. Such disappointment. . . .
“Simply put, a book that lingers, chapter after chapter, on the merits of other works, novels, shorts stories, memoirs and nonfiction, must itself be able to withstand comparisons to these
“Sex, Mom, and God is a puzzling and disturbing book.”
“The author offers considerable insight into the political climate in the country at that time—particularly President Woodrow Wilson’s tormented conscience regarding entry into the fray.”
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