Book Review: A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / October 4, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris on Blogcritics. About: A Wilderness of Error : The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald  by Errol Morris is a true-crime non-fiction book about the MacDonald Trial. Jeffrey MacDonald, former Captain in the Green Berets, a medical doctor, Princeton graduate, father and husband was convicted for murdering his family in 1970. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post 544 pages Publisher: The Penguin Press HC Language: English ISBN-10: 1594203431 My rating for A Wilderness of Error – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* More Books by Errol Morris Thoughts: Errol Morris (website | @ErrolMorris) has a career full of interesting and thought provoking  movies including “The Thin Blue Line” which freed Randall Dale Adams from after being wrongfully convicted for murder and sentenced for life, as well as the academy award winning documentary “The Fog of War”. I had a chance to revisit “The Fog of War” in the past few weeks, knowing I would be reading Mr. Morris’ book, the documentary has very little narration and relies on interviews,…

Book Review: Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif
Non-Fiction / December 3, 2010

I got this book for free. The publisher has been kind enough to make available two (2) copies for those who are interested. About: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking” by Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A. Callif is a guide to help an individual sift through the mountains of legal forms in order to produce an independent film. The book includes a CD-ROM with the forms in MS-Word format. Thoughts: What am I doing reviewing a legal guide? When I was contacted by Laurén at MWPR | Entertainment Public Relations my first response was “thanks but no thanks“.  I said that I was not in the movie business and might possibly be able to review the book as a book – but I have no idea if the content of the guide is helpful or even accurate. Laurén said that it’s OK and sent me the book anyway.  That was just fine with me as I am interested in movies as well as find the law fascinating. After I read the book I gave it my friend Jonathan Mankuta (IMDB profile).  Jon has been a friend for many years, he is an actor (“Lost”, “Hollywood Treasure”)…

Book Review: How to Sue a Telemarketer by Stephen L. Ostrow, Esq.
4 Stars , Non-Fiction / September 27, 2010

“How To Sue A Telemarketer” (website) by Stephen L. Ostrow, Esq. (and  his alter ego, comedian Ozmo Kramer) is exactly what it sounds like, a non-fiction manual to navigate the courts when you decide to sue telemarketers for disturbing dinner, sleep or any other part of your free time.  I have heard that you can get $500 for every annoying call, but it’s not as simple as filling out a form.  This book shows you the basic steps you need to take in order to get this money. And you will earn the money; there is some footwork involved and expanses as in any lawsuit. 152 pages ISBN-10 : 0615338178 Publisher : AMIGO PRESS Language: English My rating for How to Sue a Telemarketer – 4 Buy How to Sue a Telemarketer Amazon.com* More Books by Stephen L. Ostrow* The book starts with an explanation of the National Do-Not-Call Registry and what it means.  The author talks about how the list came about and, of course, all the loopholes our esteemed leader made sure there are in the legislation. The book is divided into sections which you can follow in order.  This is not your usual dry legal mumbo jumbo, the…

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