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  • Review: 'Being Miss America' by Kate Shindle

    Review: 'Being Miss America' by Kate Shindle
    The Miss America Pageant: good thing or bad thing? In this well-researched, compellingly written, page-turner of a memoir/journalistic exposé, former Miss America Kate Shindle says it's both: "The largest provider of scholarships for women in the world"...
  • Review: 'Daring' by Gail Sheehy

    Review: 'Daring' by Gail Sheehy
    One afternoon in 1969, Gail Sheehy and Gloria Steinem met for lunch at the Plaza Oak Room in Manhattan. As a special courtesy, the hotel agreed to waive its ban on women attending the restaurant unaccompanied by a man. "Daring: My Passages" —...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Liar's Wife'

    Editor's choice: 'The Liar's Wife'
    "Heat was a presence, a companion, but not, as in daytime, an oppressor." It's a summer evening, and a yellow Frito-Lay delivery truck across the street looks all wrong parked on this suburban Connecticut street. Sipping wine, the narrator of the...
  • Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock
    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture. Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...
  • Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow

    Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow
    Memoirs are endeavors wherein the author says to the reader: "Here's what happened to me." The authorial motive, more often than not, is a combination of the memoirist's need to get something off his or her chest (or out of his or her gut), along with the...
  • Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker

    Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
    Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
  • Review: 'Watch Me' by Anjelica Huston

    Review: 'Watch Me' by Anjelica Huston
    In an age when it seems every actor on a TV show that more than 10 people watch can get a book deal, it is refreshing to read the prose of an actress who can actually write; especially when, as in this instance, the actress in question has a prose style...
  • Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang

    Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang
    In the 1990s, when thousands of young Chinese nationals, including this reviewer, fled China's dusty streets and stifling political environment for the U.S. Val Wang, a Chinese-American, went the other direction. Wang was raised in an affluent suburb of...
  • Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar

    Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar
    Who I Am Arsalan Iftikhar from Downers Grove. One unique thing about me I prefer audiobooks. Please don't tell anyone. I liked "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D....
  • Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger

    Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger
    The story of Ada Lovelace would be irresistible even if she did not hold a singular place in the history of the computer. Her father was the celebrated poet Lord Byron. His brief marriage to Annabella Milbanke is the stuff of bodice rippers, with the...
  • Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman

    Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman
    Even though George Clinton, leader of the funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic, is the architect of some of the world's most vibrant music and a man with some stories to tell, I was wary when I heard about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't...