Posts Tagged ‘California’

Book Review: The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball

Article first published as Book Review: The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball on Blogcritics. About: The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball is a non-fiction book about two pioneers, a murder and motion pictures. The author is a National Book Award winner for his previous book Slaves in the Family. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one […]

Book Review: Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Article first published as Book Review: Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Blogcritics. About: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger is an autobiography of the famous actor, politician and champion body builder. While the life that Mr. Schwarzenegger has led are indeed astonishing, this book is more of a political memoir […]

Book Review: Not Famous Anymore by Michael Loyd Gray

Article first published as Book Review: Not Famous Anymore by Michael Loyd Gray on Blogcritics. About: Not Famous Anymore by Michael Loyd Gray is a fictional book which addresses the price of fame. We all know that being famous cannot be easy, but why do famous people who got what they wanted keep complaining? The […]

Book Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Article first published as Book Review: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon on Blogcritics. About: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon is a literary fiction book in which the author jams so much in it’s a wonder the novel is not twice the size. Mr. Chabon is a Pulitzer prize winning author for his 2001 book The […]

Book Review: Michael Douglas by Mark Eliot

Article first published as Book Review: Michael Douglas: A Biography by Marc Eliot on Blogcritics About: Michael Douglas by Marc Eliot is a biography of the famous actor/producer. Mr. Douglas is an award winning actor and producer who had his share of ups and downs yet always managed to capture attention. 352 pages Publisher: Crown […]

Thoughts on: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal

Article first published as Book Review: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal on Blogcritics. About: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal is a non-fiction book tracking one of the […]

Thoughts on: Temptation by Douglas Kennedy

Article first published as Book Review: Temptation by Douglas Kennedy on Blogcritics. About: Temptation by Douglas Kennedy is a fictional book which takes the reader on a ride from the height of success to the lows in life. What happens when a gilded door opens to a man who suddenly has ample opportunities and Hollywood clout? My rating for […]

Thoughts on: The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn

Article first published as Book Review: The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn on Blogcritics. About: The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn is a fictional thriller which takes the reader fromTexas toArizona. I could not put this book down, it moves fast and furious. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the […]

Thoughts on: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebastian Gibson

Article first published as Book Review: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebast­ian Gib­son on Blogcritics. About: Nitt Witt Hill by Sebastian Gibson is a political satire which brings forward the absurdities of today’s politics. Unfortunately we call these absurdities “news”. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy to two winners of this book— enter at the end of the post. 248 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

Today, October 7 in the year 1955 poet Allen Ginsberg read his seminal poem “Howl” at Six Gallery in San Francisco. 1) The poem was published in Ginsberg’s 1956 book “Howl and Other Poems” 2) “Howl” is considered one of the great works of the Beat Generation (along with Kerouac’s “On the Road”). 3) Supposedly, […]

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