‘Saving Freud: The Rescuers Who Brought Him to Freedom’ 

September 14, 2022

A Riveting Saga That Belongs on the Silver Screen.  Lights! Camera! Action!  Andrew Nagorski’s “Saving Freud” ought to be coming to a theater near you. This nonfiction work crackles like […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington’ 

August 17, 2022

Meet a fortunate son genuinely grateful for his luck.  Reviewed by Kitty Kelley  Sometimes, the sons of famous fathers are cursed. “They’re born on third base and think they’ve hit […]

‘Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History’ 

July 13, 2022

An edifying, bloated chronicle of what might’ve been.    “For all sad words of tongue and pen,  The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ ”  These woeful words from […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘The Summer Friend: A Memoir’

June 15, 2022

 A heartfelt, guarded ode to a seasonal pal.   The spectacular cover of Charles McGrath’s “The Summer Friend” deserves its own trophy. It shows a photograph of an apricot sun setting […]

‘George Soros: A Life in Full’ An uneven look at an extraordinary man.   

May 16, 2022

George Soros, now 91, cites 1944 as the best year of his life. He was 14 years old, living as a non-practicing Jew under the Nazis in Hungary, and hiding […]

Following Martin Luther King, Jr.: Atlanta to Memphis

April 13, 2022

“April is the cruelest month,” wrote the poet, T.S. Eliot, and for those following Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1968 was the cruelest day. At 6:01 pm on that […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Home/Land: A Memoir of Departure and Return’  

March 9, 2022

A British expat reclaims her roots.   Upon his death in 1938, Thomas Wolfe bequeathed to America’s literary canon a 1,100-page manuscript which, published posthumously, trumpeted a universal truth: “You can’t […]

‘Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness’  

February 9, 2022

A former officer of the court reveals that justice is hardly blind.   With the publication of “Just Pursuit,” Laura Coates takes her place in a pantheon with Frank Serpico, who blew […]

‘John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations’   

January 12, 2022

The late congressman’s star continues to shine. Reviewed by Kitty Kelley   A hero is someone who can be admired without apology: no excuses, no explanations. A rara avis such as Nelson Mandela, Mother […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: A Fateful Friendship

December 9, 2021

A Fateful Friendship Mark Perry’s 2004 Biography Expertly Captures the Bond Between Two American Icons Readers who appreciate Civil War memoirs and enjoy biographies will treasure Mark Perry’s 2004 double-barreled […]