LIFE IN COLOR: National Geographic Photographs, curated by Annie Griffiths

With a veritable treasure trove of photography in its vaults from decades of devoted collecting, National Geographic has taken a clever approach in this lush coffee table book. The ... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar By Peter Benjaminson Chicago Review Press Mary Wells, best known for her 1964 hit My Guy, was Motown’s first female ... Continue Reading →

WAGING HEAVY PEACE by Neil Young (Blue Rider Press)

If anyone was going to place a bet several decades ago whether the era’s popular musicians would be writing intriguing autobiographies many years later, the odds would have been rather ... Continue Reading →

FUTURE PERFECT: The Case For Progress in a Networked Age, by Steven Johnson

The first book I read by Johnson (“Everything Bad for You is Good”) turned my head 180 degrees about everything from video games to TV.  The next book I read by him (“Where Good ... Continue Reading →

BRIGHT LIGHTS, NO CITY: An African Adventure on Bad Roads With a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan, by Max Alexander

This book tells the amusing tale of two brothers who venture to one of the poorest countries on the planet in an effort to apply some Yankee entrepreneurship to a crippling problem. ... Continue Reading →
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“Fall Hard”

Fall Hard Rough hewn and about as well lived in a book as you’re ever going to read, Tanya Schroeder’s aptly described ‘surf memoir’ Fall Hard is an inspiring, self-published ... Continue Reading →

Raquel Welch, author of “Beyond The Cleavage”

Raquel Welch, author of Beyond The Cleavage Author at age 69, Raquel Welch still a legendary sex symbol Raquel Welch became a legendary sex symbol back in the ’60s, ... Continue Reading →

“Broken” by J. Matthew Nespoli

Broken A novel by J. Matthew Nespoli   The Great Los Angeles Novel, much like the Great American Novel, is certainly its own subgenre, and every aspiring author ... Continue Reading →