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Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
3.62
it was amazing
ARC for review - EPD - July 5, 2016.

I love and adore Seinfeld so I was really looking forward to this book and my expectations were rewarded - just l
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Jun 30, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain
3.79
really liked it
I'm a bad person. I bought this for my brother, the biggest Prince fan I know, for Christmas, then I hurried up and read it before I wrapped it.

I am
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Dec 19, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
 
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
3.99
it was amazing
Kindle for iPhone

I'm only about ten pages in, and I've already enjoyed it more than Mary Ingalls/Melissa Sue Anderson's whole stupid book!

It was inter
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Jul 03, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
 
Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind
3.74
liked it
My newest "purse book".

"Last Night at the Viper Room" is a fairly salacious title for what is really a full biography of River Phoenix interspersed w
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Sep 23, 2015
Mar 06, 2014
 
TV (THE BOOK): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time
3.90
really liked it
ARC for review - EPD - September 6, 2016.

What fun! I love lists - I love making them, I love reading other peoples, and while I've seen lots of "defin
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Sep 14, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
 
Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back
2.76
liked it
ARC for review.

First, the title. I liked it, but then I LOVED it when I saw the whole thing (the Fire Island motto as told by Frank Corradino) in the
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Jul 04, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
Forward Observer:  Stanley Kauffmann at the Cinema 1998-2013
5.00
it was amazing
ARC for review.

Full disclosure - I have no recollection of having heard of Stanley Kauffmann before seeing this book on NetGalley, but I enjoy film cr
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Mar 31, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
 
I Lost It At the Video Store - xld: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanished Era
3.44
liked it
ARC for review from NetGalley.

A book in interview snippets from some directors, producers and writers for whom the video store was one of his/her (wel
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Sep 04, 2015
Aug 13, 2015
 
Out on the Wire: Uncovering the Secrets of Radio's New Masters of Story with Ira Glass
4.17
really liked it
ARC for review.

***Note - this was presented as a excerpt of this graphic novel and since there's no real summation I'm assuming that is true. I e-mai
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Feb 04, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
 
Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America
4.25
really liked it
ARC for review - TBP: April 12, 2016

I started listening to Democracy Now as my morning news program just a few months ago when I made WTSQ my go-to ra
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May 03, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
 
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Perfect By Now: The Unofficial Guide to Sweet Valley High
3.43
liked it
Saw this a few days ago when my friend Lizz posted that she is reading it. Just purchased on Kindle for.....nothing, so I decided it didn't violate th ...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
 
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
3.66
liked it
My Amazon copy won't get here in time for book club, so Michele shamed me into downloading. I am a sucker.

First, not two hours after I downloaded this
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Jul 10, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm
3.37
it was ok
Kindle for iPhone

I am a huge fan of "Roseanne" and not as much of an admirer of Roseanne, and this book reinforces that distinction. However, I must c
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May 03, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
3.62
really liked it
ARC for review.

A solid 3.5 stars, rounded up. I didn't read Patton Oswalt's first book, but there was a fair amount of memoir, especially the years 1
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Dec 03, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Television Fast Forward:  Sequels and Remakes of Cancelled Series 1955-1992 (UPDATED EDITION)
3.40
it was ok
ARC for review from NetGalley

For some reason I thought this might be an imaginative "then what happened" fictional look at some of our favorite shows,
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Jul 31, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King
4.16
liked it
Interesting biography - had not heard about accusations of plagiarism and enjoyed the information on the lives of his adult children, but it was a bit ...more
Mar 08, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Monologue
3.34
really liked it
ARC for review.

I've waited far too long to review this book so I'm really relying on my notes. Macks has quite the resume from years with Jay Leno on
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May 22, 2015
May 05, 2015
 
How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press, and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture
2.24
did not like it
Truly, truly tragic.
Dec 2009
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Secret History of Twin Peaks
3.99
liked it
Well.....

Hmmmmm......

I took a Goodreads break for a bit, so I'm not reviewing this as close in time to when I read it as I should be. I'm so looking f
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Jan 08, 2017
Dec 25, 2016
 
James Ulmer's Hollywood Hot List: The Complete Guide to Star Ranking
2.67
it was ok
This book was published in 2000, so it's a nice trip down memory lane to see who was on top (Julia Roberts) and who was not fourteen years ago and com ...more
May 19, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages
3.83
really liked it
She is so very cheerful and upbeat, and normally that sort of relentless optimism would get old quckly, but I really like Kristin-née-Kristi; she's ju ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
Four Word Film Reviews
3.94
liked it
Now, did it really take me a year and a half to read this book of FOUR WORD FILM REVIEWS. Yes. Yes, it did. Because I lost it for a long time but refu ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Dec 26, 2012
 
Lindsay Lohan: Fully Loaded, From Disney to Disaster
2.25
it was ok
This was a tough read - lots of typos, partial sentences and words used incorrectly (including "the dye is cast." Twice.) If you are looking for a ful ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
3.69
A birthday gift from my wonderful friend Margaret Pomponio.
not set
Oct 25, 2015
 
Life on Planet Rock: From Guns N' Roses to NIRVana, a Backstage Journey Through Rock's Most Debauched Decade
3.56
liked it
An OK book, and some good stories on various bands from the late '80s/early '90s (and a Chuck Berry story that you won't believe), but what cracked me ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
 
Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography
3.29
liked it
I'm glad I read this, because it was exactly what I was hoping for, a lot of Tom Cruise craziness, but also a lot of interesting stuff about the insan ...more
May 08, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
3.32
really liked it
Very enjoyable, quick read which covers Jay Mohr's two seasons spent on Saturday Night Live. His fellow cast members were Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
The Devil's Guide to Hollywood: The Screenwriter as God!
3.64
it was ok
There's some juicy Hollywood gossip sandwiched between Eszeterhas's self-love and his hatred for directors, producers, actors and nearly everyone else ...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV
3.89
liked it
Interesting, if a bit repetitive - Pozner HATES "America's Next Top Model" (and Tyra Banks), "The Bachelor" (and all other dating shows), "Flavor of L ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
 
Pérez Hilton's True Bloggywood Stories: The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing
2.79
did not like it
Silly and pointless. Don't get me wrong - I love me some good Hollywood gossip and I have nothing against Perez or his website, but this book, bleh. I ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
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