Biographies & Memoirs
Review: Ever since watching the West Wing, I've been interested in the job of White House Chief of Staff. It seems like such a powerful and stressful job. I've really enjoyed this book and learning the inside and behind the scenes stories from the Nixon administration through the Obama administration. A lot of what I read was completely new to me, but I'm not a big presidential history buff.
I think it makes a good contrast between the "good" Chiefs and the "not so good" Chiefs. It shows how one ... Read more
Review: I write this as a very minor Bob Dylan fan. I own some of his music, mostly greatest hits stuff and am only familiar with his work in a cursory manner. But I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listen now to his songs with greater interest, trying to pick out the things he's saying. I never really got the appeal before, and to be honest, still don't get it that much. But I understand this man was a icon on modern culture. His music made a huge impact. And even though he denies it throughout t... Read more
Review: Sat at front table when she performed in a Vegas Casino 2009. She was fantastic. I was 49 and a few younger men were also at the table with me and my husband. She was so close you could have reached out and touched her. She looked at the young men and said the only reason you sat at this table was to look up the slit of my gown. Great show. Yes, the best part when she sang Tammy. Read more
Review: I absolutely love Lauren Graham, and have since I first saw her on the original Gilmore Girls. This book was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of any of her work. Definitely worth the money. I couldn't put it down... Read more
Review: what a disappointment!!!! as other's have said, it's a mess of a book. couldn't she afford an editor? or did the publisher feel that since she was once a good writer, "postcards from the edge", she wouldn't need an editor?
i found the "chapters" a bit of a joke since there was no real content difference from one chapter to the next since she repeats herself alot. don't expect chronological order of events in her life, just expect truly free association of events, even within paragraphs.
Review: I love Anna and based on her tweets alone I expected her book to be hilarious. Honestly, it was kind of boring. I thought the funniest part was the discussion questions she created at the end. It seems like a lot of people liked it though so maybe it's just me! It also might have been better as an audiobook, so maybe try that. Read more
Review: I shared a love of Debbie Reynolds with my brother growing up. I’ve read 2 of Debbie’s books and Eddie Fisher’s autobiography. Naturally I knew immediately that I wanted to read Todd’s book. I am loving it! I just want to savor every story and photo. Todd’s writing is descriptive and a good read. I highly recommend this book not only for fans of this family, but anyone who loves the golden age of Hollywood. Read more
Review: Carrie Fisher always told it like it was--at least to her perception. I loved her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking. " We watched it several times when it first aired on HBO. We own the DVD, and it still brings a laugh. We also saw her in a one-woman performance where she just answered questions from the audience. Always interesting. Always humorous, bawdy, outspoken, and introspective. Brutally honest, this book explores her early years, electroshock therapy, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, ... Read more
Review: What is there to say? Vonnegut is the funniest and most pointedly accurate novelist working today. The last half-century has been better for his contributions.
This book is spot on all the way through. Read it. Laugh, Cry, realize that he's right, and then cry some more. Read more
Review: I am surprised by the reviews that mention this as a well-written book. It contains sufficient editorial errors (names spelled differently throughout the text, for example) to lose credibility in my eyes. It is also extremely verbose in ways that do not add to the imagery or story in any way. Makes me wonder if the author got paid by the word. That said, the book contains a great deal of information about the Mary Kay phenomenon and I feel as though I got what I wanted to get out of reading ... Read more