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The Beatles:  The Biography
4.13
liked it
**spoiler alert** It's not a perfect book, but I think this is a decent enough Beatles biography.

It's certainly a long one. I can't believe I just re
...more
Jan 2008
Dec 18, 2007
 
Two for the Road: Our Love Affair with American Food
3.57
really liked it
I'm a fan of the Sterns and their wonderful website Roadfood.com. I especially enjoy their great writing style (or, more likely, Michael's great writi ...more
Apr 08, 2013
Jun 26, 2008
 
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
4.03
really liked it
This is a very interesting, hard-to-put-down book that goes inside the offices and studio of Saturday Night Live to give you the stories behind it all ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 25, 2007
 
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
4.10
liked it
A decent overview of the history of New York's underworld, poverty and vices in the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.

Although the subject
...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
 
Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix & The Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Revolution
3.92
liked it
This book is supposed to be about Jimi Hendrix, but it doesn't have too many pages of information about its subject.

The author's style here is to give
...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
3.83
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Knowing that Elvis Costello is an amazing songwriter, I was not surprised that his memoirs are just as enjoyable and creative. He's ...more
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
 
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!
3.63
really liked it
You might be a redneck if you find this book funny. But you don't have to be.

This book by stand-up comic Jeff Foxworthy is a hybrid autobiography/come
...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
3.97
really liked it
If you enjoy Craig Ferguson, his humor, and his TV show, you must read this book. I feel like I know Craig better now that I've read his memoirs. You ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
City Lights: Stories About New York
3.74
it was amazing
What a wonderful treasure of a book! This is a collection of Dan Barry's "About New York" column from the New York Times. He wrote the column from 200 ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Sep 13, 2008
 
The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles, #6)
3.75
really liked it
**spoiler alert** My star rating for this would actually be 3 1/2 stars, not 4.

I read Anne Rice's original Vampire trilogy years ago, and I was alway
...more
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
Chronicles: Volume One
3.99
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm not a huge fan of Bob Dylan's music (can't stand his voice), but I thought this would be an entertaining read. And it was.

This i
...more
Aug 16, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
 
The Last Don
3.80
liked it
**spoiler alert** Last year I read The Godfather, and really enjoyed it. I sought out more books by Mario Puzo, and found this one at a used book sale ...more
May 14, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Johnny Cash: The Autobiography
4.08
it was amazing
I've read this book twice now, and I think it's one of the best books I've ever read. It's certainly one of the best autobiographies I've ever read.

Th
...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 07, 2008
 
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece
3.91
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Do you enjoy the classic Johnny Cash album "At Folsom Prison"? Ever wondered how the album came to be? This small but insightful boo ...more
May 09, 2010
Dec 12, 2008
 
Celtic Music: A Complete Guide
4.00
really liked it
This is a good overview of the history and styles of traditional (and not) Celtic music.

The first chapter asks the question - what is Celtic music? Th
...more
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 06, 2008
 
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
3.97
it was amazing
Anthony Bourdain needs to write more.

His is a style that jumps off the page and into your head. His descriptions of places, tastes, sights, and more a
...more
Mar 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul
3.66
really liked it
I bought this for a friend a few years ago, and ended up reading it before I sent it to her. It's a really good overview of the history of women in po ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 12, 2007
 
My Point... And I Do Have One
3.68
really liked it
Very funny! I think I like this book better than her second book. Ellen's quirky sense of humor and strange ways of thinking really shine through. The ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2008
 
The Beatles Anthology
4.38
it was amazing
It's the story of the Beatles, by the Beatles. Nothing more needs to be said.
May 10, 2010
Oct 25, 2009
 
Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus
3.71
really liked it
None
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
Treasure Island
3.82
liked it
None
Mar 10, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Life Itself
3.87
it was amazing
None
May 08, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'N' Roll
4.07
liked it
None
May 28, 2013
May 12, 2013
 
Life
3.84
really liked it
None
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Hendrix: Setting The Record Straight
3.69
liked it
None
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
 
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
3.75
liked it
None
May 02, 2010
Oct 10, 2008
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.19
liked it
None
Nov 14, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
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