The Fall has been a flash so far. Between speaking on the road and shuttling kids to soccer practices, I am concerned about my life’s “fast-forward” pace. I am making some changes to slow things down, and one way I always manage to relax is to dive into a good book. While I recommend short books for this site, I confess that I have been tackling longer fare lately. Nonfiction, in particular, is always my favorite, as I constantly search for anecdotes to tell at my speaking events. Had to read Jane Leavy’s The Last Boy (her biography on Sandy Koufax was phenomenal, but this portrait of Mickey Mantle wound up depressing me), delighted in Michael Caine’s The Elephant to Hollywood (you should also check out his wonderful book Acting in Film, which is filled with great anecdotes and acting tips) and currently trudging through Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful November, and enjoy your books!