Tom Shales


Tom Shales is the Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic of The Washington Post, and a movie reviewer for NPR's Morning Edition. His books include On the Air and Legends, and he has written for many major magazines. ...more

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Live from New York: An Oral...

4.06 avg rating — 15,876 ratings — published 2002 — 25 editions
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The American film heritage;...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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Legends: Remembering Americ...

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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On the Air!

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1982
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Those Guys Have All the Fun...

3.73 avg rating — 12,757 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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“Chris Rock, Cast Member: How can anyone hate the guy? A lot of people have problems with Lorne. A lot of people I've met from the show come from these great backgrounds, and they're not used to working for people. And you know he hired you to work for him, there's no working with. You're only working with if you count the money at the end of the night. Otherwise you're working for. And when you're working for somebody, you're going to have to do shit you don't want to do. And sometimes they're not going to talk to you. And that's what working for people is.”
Tom Shales, Live from New York: An Oral History of Saturday Night Live

“Keith Richards I remember. There was a horse backstage that week, and I was in my dressing area and I saw Keith Richards go up, hold the horse’s face in his hands, and go, “You’re a fine horse, aren’t you?” I’ll never forget that.”
Tom Shales, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

“Eventually, television got louder and faster, and closed up the spaces between sentences that used to indicate human thought was going on.”
Tom Shales via Bob Chancellor

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