The Last Leonardo, by Ben Lewis

The plural in the subtitle tells it all: “The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting.” Lewis has pulled off a relatively impossible feat, he has published a riveting ... Continue Reading →

Life of David Hockney – A Novel 

Catherine Cusset translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan Life of David Hockney – A Novel (Other Press)   What a breezy delight this book is. Piecing together ... Continue Reading →

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books)

Steven Johnson has written a trove of amazing and thought-provoking books. I first picked up one of his books to learn why Everything Bad is Good For You. I have been reading his subsequent ... Continue Reading →

Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

When I received this book to review last summer, I was stunned at how prescient the premise is; for months thereafter the news became filled with reports of Facebook’s faults. I was ... Continue Reading →

Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite, by Roger Daltrey – The Who’s Lead Singer Tells His Tales

Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite, by Roger Daltrey (Henry Holt and Co.) Books by aging rock stars are a growing sector in the publishing biz, one that by definition did not exist a few decades ... Continue Reading →

Big City Cat – My Life in Folk Rock by Steve Forbert: Book Review

Baby boomers have been blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to autobiographies from their musical heroes. Excellent tomes from Keith Richards, Bruce Cockburn and Bruce ... Continue Reading →

The Equalizer star Denzel Washington has first hit sequel, & Equalizer creator Michael Sloan has follow-up Equalizer novels

The Equalizer 2 topped the box-office for its opening weekend when Denzel Washington’s first sequel was an action-packed hit battling the jukebox musical sequel Mamma Mia 2. It ... Continue Reading →

Famous People Who’ve Met Me – A Memoir by the Man Who Discovered Prince

Owen Husney has written an engaging book about his journey from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and back. The many people he’s bumped into along the way include geniuses and scoundrels. The ... Continue Reading →