The humorist S. J. Perelman (1904–1979) was an American original. His work has sat little-noticed in a Fireside trade paperback edition for years.
“Schuller has produced a work of impressive scholarship and research, from which many readers and students will benefit, though the rich and complex material she has assembled seems to dema
For a century and a half, Confederate statesman and former US Senator Judah P. Benjamin was a source of pride to parochial Southern Jews who longed for regional legitimacy and validation.
“If there’s one book about music that deserves to be read cover to cover this year it’s Kelefa Sanneh’s Major Labels. It’s bound to be a contemporary classic.”
“The interesting subjects of Michael Holzman’s fascinating new dual biography—H.A.R.
“a story of the famous Daniel Boone that stands on just its facts, and yet the storytelling has the same quality that has made Pearl’s historical fiction so popular.”
Dior and Roses is a commemorative catalogue for an exhibition that began in May of this year and will end at the end of October.
Toward the end of the 1962 western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a character playing a newspaper man says, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
“Kirby has created a book that is also a lit picture window into a world that looks a lot like this one, but is infinitely kinder, more gentle, more full of awe and wonder and love . .
“beauty, rhythm, insight, resonance.”
Two things are generally true about self-help books for general readership:
—Only well-written books significantly guide the reader to successfully help themselves
“The Rage of Innocence is an important and timely book—an intelligent, compassionate, and indispensable argument on behalf of Black children.”
“This is a terrific book. You’re going to love it.”
“We are fortunate that, despite the diet of distorted alternative facts fed to many Americans, hard-driving journalist-historians like Woodward and Costa can investigate and publish such a
“How history should be written . . . brilliant.”
“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”
"Be prepared for both an evolutionary tale as well as a mapping of Lhuillier's trajectory for both brand and designer—all told with brief text and out-of-this-world images.
“Instead of focusing on the discrimination Beatrice faced, both words and pictures show the difficulties without focusing on them.
Sylvain Cypel argues forcefully for the moral bankruptcy of Israel in its treatment of Palestinians.
“Gay, Catholic and American is a book about both past and ongoing struggles for LGBTQ+ equality, and reminds readers that these battles are important, even, and perhaps especially,
“a three-decades-long time capsule of the voices of the youth culture and what was on their minds . . .”
“I didn’t start out with grievances against the world, but the world certainly seemed to have grievances against girls and women like me. . . .
“Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”
“. . . physicians once believed that women’s nerves were too highly strung for them to receive an education and that their ovaries would become inflamed if they read too much.
“The Cause comes across as a special gift, the book the author most wanted to write to the reader from the great scholar.”