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Book Review: ‘James Madison: A Life Reconsidered’ by Lynne Cheney

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A reconsideration of one of the co-writers of the U.S. constitution reads like one of Gore Vidal's history-based novels. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart’

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'Angry Optimist' is a mostly fluffy and, at times, disjointed look at the host of 'The Daily Show.' Read More »

Win a Signed Copy of New Biography ‘Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll’ by Fred Goodman

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A veteran music journalist 'tells the full story of how the Beatles broke up, how the Stones achieved the greatest commercial success in rock history, and how the music business became what it is today.' Read More »

Profile: Author Barry Hornig

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The decision to write this memoir came about from Hornig’s anger about his great ups and downs in life and the question, “Why do they continue to happen to me?” He needed to get it out of his system. Through writing, he hoped to see life more clearly and get rid of some of the anger and pain. Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and ‘Love and Mercy’


Two remarkable biographies premiered on the screens of SXSW this year. 'The Last Man on the Moon,' profiling Astronaut Gene Cernan, and 'Love and Mercy,' which brings us into the life of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Wrestling for My Life,’ Inspirational Autobiography by Shawn Michaels

Wrestling for My Life

Instead of being a book of bumps and bruises, 'Wrestling for My Life' is an earnest account of how Michaels heals himself, both physically and spiritually. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’- A Biography by Scott Saul


This is an amazing autobiography full of all the things that helped Richard Pryor to become a legend. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bossypants’ by Tina Fey


A witty, humorous take on Tina Fey by Tina Fey. Read More »

Interview: Monte Beauchamp on His Collection ‘Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World’


Rather than just tell short biographies of the 16 cartoonists featured, this impressive and fascinating book has other cartoonists draw the images accompanying the biographies in each cartoonist's unique style. So, for example, the biography of R. Crumb looks like something Crumb would have drawn. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Fringe): ‘Felicitas’ by Libby Skala

Drawing of 'Felicitas and her babies' by Greta Hartwig

The third in Libby Skala's trilogy of solo shows dramatizing her own family history engages our emotions while respecting our intelligence and leaving us feeling uplifted. Read More »