Actors & Entertainers

Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity
Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity

Review: This book is fabulous! I believe that most of the people who are bemoaning that this book is just a rehash of old stories are wrong. This book is not about the stories. It's about the notion that these narcissitic half-witted celebrities are totally devoid of values... oops, we are not allowed to talk about values. Read more

and New York - A Story Lately Told - Coming of Age in Ireland
and New York - A Story Lately Told - Coming of Age in Ireland

Review: Angelica Huston's memoir is a delight. She writes of growing up in Ireland, England, and New York in the 60's and 70's. This is the 1st part, the 2nd coming out next fall. She writes well and you can live her moments with her. And I can only believe the next will be better with all the Hollywood dish of the 80's. Read more

Watch Me: A Memoir
Watch Me: A Memoir

Review: Disappointing. Huston has had many amazing experiences, but unfortunately they are told in the most superficial way. No meaning or insights are offered, even about the most profound experiences. Instead, we are given details about exactly what she wore, and when, and what other people were wearing, and how various auditions went, and what some famous director said to her, etc. A very shallow autobiography. Read more

How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales
How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales

Review: More valuable than other collections of diet recipes or methods, Penn gives you the insights to navigate past peer pressure and our own preconceived notions of status-quo diet and nutrition to make substantial, effective weight loss that (like Penn) has staying power. Read more

My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love
My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love

Review: Very interesting to hear her upbringing and while she doesn't ever bash her parents, you can read between the lines and figure out that she wanted their time and attention more than anything. Money couldn't buy those. Emily grew up while raising her daughter and it seems her mom also grew up and matured alongside Emily as well. It was interesting to read how she met Ricky and how she fell head over heels in love with him. One could sense that he was her constant, her steady hand -- she could... Read more

Death and Jazz Chickens - Believe Me - A Memoir of Love
Death and Jazz Chickens - Believe Me - A Memoir of Love

Review: Arrived on time and in great condition. I'm halfway thru the book now and as an avid Eddie Izzard fan I am delighted and pleased as punch with it thus far. It's sentimental and sweet and funny and touching. Highly enjoyable! Read more

Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory
Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory

Review: Hard times is what shapes the character of a person. If Dick Gregory hadn't experienced these times, he would not be able to write so movingly. I love this bio. He has lived a lifetime through this book. It's his legacy. Please read this book. It's a lesson on life's challenges and obstacles and how one overcomes. learn from the master of life experiences. Read more

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)(Enhanced Edition)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)(Enhanced Edition)

Review: It's an interesting memoir...autobiography (I need to google the difference) about what can happen when you love comedy, work at honing your comedic skills, and put yourself out there. But even if you semi-like Mindy Kaling (sorry Min, I swear this statement ends well) you will LOVE this book. Just buy it dude. It's really good! Read more

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale
There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

Review: I was prepared to like Mr. Astin - the character of Sam is one of my literary favorites. My daughter, who collects all things LOTR, asked for this book for Christmas, however, knowing that Hollywood types like to lace every thought, written and spoken, with profanity, I checked this book out of the library for a look-see. I was familiar with Mr. Astin, of course. I thought his voice-overs on the extended trilogies were rather verbose, pretentious and self-absorbed (Shut up, Sean! No one cares ... Read more

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

Review: I'm only like chapter 9 but I already wish there were more chapters. I love this book. It's really helping me to become a better person, more positive person. It's hard but I'm trying, thanks to LILLY (with 3 L's lol) but thank you for this book. I just hope I'm able to meet you one day so I can say thank you in person. ?? Read more

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