American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare, The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott
Following on the success of 2007’s magnificent Sin in the Second City, author Karen Abbott seems determined to build a career writing books about sexy seductresses of the past.
Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
Though she will always be Star Wars’ Princess Leia to many of us, Fisher was born a Hollywood princess. The daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, some would say she was born royal.
Recipes for Life by Linda Evans
The record gets set entirely straight in Recipes for Life: My Memories a surprisingly candid -- not to mention surprisingly delicious -- collection of both Evans’ memories and her recipes. Who would have thought that when she used the word “recipe” in the title, she actually meant it?
One With the Sea by Richard Daniel O’Leary
In One With the Sea, much is made of author Richard Daniel O’Leary’s affinity and passion for the sea. But it’s more than that that pushes the young man back to become head of a large shipping and cruise company.
Nica’s Dream by David Kastin
Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness is one of those books that you wouldn’t find credible if it were fiction.
Joe Simon: My Life in Comics by Joe Simon
While biographies of the real superheroes in the world of comics are, sadly, few and far between, it’s difficult to imagine one much better than Joe Simon: My Life in Comics.
The Real Girl Next Door by Denise Richards
The big news isn’t that reality star and one-time vampish ingenue Denise Richards has written a book. It’s that her ex-husband, former Two and a Half Men star apparently gone mad, Charlie Sheen, likes The Real Girl Next Door when we’d expected… well… more madness.
The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet
Half a century after the debut publication of The Curve of Time, the first person account of a young widow’s travels with her five children on a 25-foot coastal cruiser of the shores of British Columbia still captivates.
The Natural Laws of Good Luck by Ellen Graf
Ellen Graf’s The Natural Laws of Good Luck is one of those memoirs that, if it were presented to you as fiction, you’d scoff and send it back. Incredible but true, then, that this is the story of the author’s own marriage.