Emmis Books, 2006
"I have committed 100,000 crimes, and those crimes were just all style."
about the same: selling people a good time they desperately wanted.”
Niccolò Capponi is a historian and direct descendent of Machiavelli.
Max Planck, certainly one of the fathers of modern physics, and arguably the dean of theoretical physics in Germany at the turn of the 20th century, was a famously decent man whose association was
“[Elliot was] a muscular populist liberal who wasn’t afraid to confront business institutions by punching them in the nose.
Rick Hodes grew up on Long Island. There was nothing in his background to suggest that he would become a doctor who devoted his life to some of the sickest and poorest souls on our planet.
For more than 50 years William Shatner has lent his talent to a plethora of characters.
Today’s wired generation may sing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from the musical, Oklahoma, in the shower without ever having the family name Hammerstein cross their minds.
It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous creature on the cover of this book is 69 years old.
“Every writer is alone . . .”
“What you read here is what dribbled out of the jelly I call my brain when I asked it for my life story. Nothing more, nothing less . .
“The byproduct of suffering, if you’re lucky, is appreciation. . . .My windfall has always been a sweet tooth, the gold watch thatdeflected the bullet aimed straight at my heart.”
Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything, tells the story of the life of Hunter Kelly, a boy born with a fatal genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy.
What makes Loose Girl moving is the sheer amount of tragic honesty Cohen puts on the pages.
Naked honesty is becoming—a rare and beautiful fashion, suited perfectly to the mind of a writer.
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by traditional
Cockroaches will endure after the final mushroom cloud disappears; similarly, the financial industrial complex—the economists, traders, bankers, regulators, and journalists—will continue to try to
Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, April 2009
“I am only human, although I regret it.”—Mark Twain
In some ways, Jim Collins’ newest book, How the Mighty Fall . . .
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out to offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by tradition
"There were times . . . when Kelly felt desperate, confused and shattered. But she also felt embraced and loved. And that sustained her.”
I only recently learned that my father played second base when he was in Little League; I was, justifiably, cordoned off in left field.
Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie is one of the most intriguing actresses of this generation—an adoptive parent, UN ambassador, and partner to one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs.