. . .filled with photocopies of humorous sketches, pointed advice from Lorne Michaels and fun photos. . .is a playful inside-television journey . . .
Hillenbrand's triumph is that in telling Louie's story (he's now in his 90s), she tells the stories of thousands whose suffering has been mostly forgotten.
. . .a book to be read deliberately, slowly, reflected upon, reread, meditated upon, quietly considered.
Writing in plain, clear prose, Skloot avoids melodrama and makes no judgments.
But Between the World and Me is no ordinary book, and the writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates...is no ordinary writer. This personal account, written in the form of a letter to his 15-year-old son, who has experienced great emotional pain around the Ferguson incident wherein police killed Michael Brown, this personal account demands a personal response.
The Help is the kind of book impossible to stop reading. The tension mounts as the maids who participated in the interviews with Skeeter, watch and wait for the white ladies to identify the fictitious names and fire the maids.
...“The Power of Habit” is an enjoyable book, and readers will find useful advice about how to change at least some of their bad habits...
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
One hundred years later, those souls are remembered in an impeccably researched book that brings one of history’s most famous maritime disasters remarkably to life.
If you somehow haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird, go to the library...or bookstore immediately. If you haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird recently, it is worth reading the novel again.
Freelance writer Walls doesn't pull her punches...in this excellent, unusual book
H is for Hawk defies easy description and categorization; every reader will take something different from it and few will remain untouched. It is also a book which is impossible to recommend highly enough.
...Just Kids is a compassionate portrait of an unconventional marriage; an intimacy forged through a shared artistic vision. In both the tenderness of her expression and the beauty of her prose, there is no doubt that Patti Smith has given us a fitting memorial to her lost love and to the art they created together.
For the most part, I Am Malala succeeds in its lucid explanation of a history unfamiliar to most people in the West, and as a testament to bravery and perseverance.
Those who have followed Sedaris through the years will find plenty to enjoy, though not much in the way of surprise or revelation.
His narrative is smart and funny. . .it’s informed by a humanism that enables its author to place the mysteries of the brain within a larger philosophical and cultural context.
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
Thanks to the elegance and force of his ideas, and the robustness of the evidence he offers for them, he has helped us to a new understanding of our divided minds—and our whole selves.
It is rare that a book is at once so timely and of such high literary quality.
The author has written his best installment in his biographical series.