What’s missing is humor. Every generation needs its Carrie Fisher, perhaps even its Hunter S. Thompson, but this isn’t it.
Along with two remarkable children and a cast of unique secondary characters, readers will be captivated.
A terrific writer and storyteller, Tyson compels a closer look at a heinous crime and the consequential decisions, large and small, that made it a national issue.
Part of the expansion of the Basher series into topics other than science, this concise guide breaks down stories and storytelling, illustrated by Basher’s recognizable brand of cute, animesque cartoon iconography.
In this compelling tell-all book, and in America’s thriving abortion industry, the horror of Gosnell’s slaughterhouse lives on.
Rowe is not a truly bad writer. But she enters into a world of pain and violence and comes away only with a book about herself.
It might have done with another edit – the word “glittering” is overused and there is a pervasive sense of material overstretched, especially towards the end – but at its best this is an enthralling story...
The readership Dyson addresses may not fully be convinced, but it can hardly remain unmoved by his fiery prose.
A posthumous memoir by Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, told via a journalist, minister, and longtime friend...A touching memoir from an important figure in the civil rights movement.
Baird’s book, for all its careful research, is clearly intended in large part to echo that political fantasy – no doubt a smart move in a book written during the heat of the calamitous 2016 US presidential campaign.
The trick is to let the writing wash over you, rather than fighting it, and even to skip certain passages. Happily, readers will find themselves needing to do this less and less in the second half of the book, as the final nears and both authors get into their stride.
...movie buffs will find her scholarship wanting, if not mystifying. Not only are there few new insights (Spielberg declined to be interviewed, which left Haskell “stung, a little red-faced, like a girl angling for a date and being rejected”), but the points she makes range from dubious to flat-out false.
For good or for bad, Pope Francis’ life and papacy cannot be separated from the tarnish on today’s Catholic Church, and readers may end up with more questions than answers, though their respect for Pope Francis should grow.
Today he does not even merit a mention in the “Encyclopaedia Britannica”. This brilliantly entertaining biography argues persuasively why his memory, too, is worthy of conservation.
Kahneman and Tversky approached their personal lives and their research in extremely divergent manners. At times, Lewis’ details about the unlikely coupling overwhelm the larger narrative, but that is a minor complaint in another solid book from this gifted author.
An enjoyable, generously illustrated book that will stimulate readers to reconsider Gibran, his work, and his heritage.
But this memoir is satisfying in a way that a Hughes film never could be, and the author's story will be achingly familiar to anyone who relied on Hollywood for a respite from reality but who came away disappointed.
Mr Harding poignantly describes the churning of emotions that many migrants (not just Somalis) experience as they are tossed and tugged between competing cultures.
...Graham really can write (she has an English degree from Barnard). What she hasn’t quite honed on the page, though, is the comedy she so excels at on screen. She’s much better in the honest, earnest passages where she’s not trying to entertain us.
Those looking for details about the filming of the Star Wars movies or Fisher's affair should look elsewhere, but those who want to understand the dynamics and personality of a young woman thrust into unexpected stardom and how that shaped the woman she has become will find plenty to ponder here.