‘Widowish: A Memoir’

March 10, 2021

In this very personal narrative of joy, grief and recovery, author Melissa Gould struggles with the loss of her husband and the category it suddenly puts her in.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Pride of Family’

February 11, 2021

A decades-old memoir by Carol Ione and the brand-new Frances “Frank” Rollin Fellowship for African American Biography celebrate Black women and Black writers.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

The Carlyle Group co-founder is capitalizing on his television show by publishing some of his interviews. This volume features 15 men and 15 women he deems as exemplifying leadership.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own’

November 11, 2020

This review of Alex Trebek’s memoir originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of The Georgetowner. It is republished here in tribute to Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life’

November 9, 2020

This review of Alex Trebek’s memoir originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of The Georgetowner. It is republished here in tribute to Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8.

‘The Lost Diary of M: A Novel’

September 18, 2020

THIS FICTIONALIZED ACCOUNT OF ONE OF JFK’S REAL-LIFE LOVERS WILL DELIGHT CAMELOT BUFFS AND GOSSIP HOUNDS ALIKE Many intriguing stories spring from the “what if ” crevices of a writer’s […]

‘Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution’

August 13, 2020

THE OLD-SCHOOL STYLE OF BATTING HAS BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD From the title, “Swing Kings,” readers might think Jared Diamond is writing about Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. But […]

‘The Moment of Tenderness’

June 17, 2020

THIS COLLECTION OF MADELEINE L’ENGLE’S EARLY STORIES SEEMS HEARTFELT, IF ILL-CONSIDERED Review by Kitty Kelley Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was a storyteller known for her childhood fables, religious tracts and fanciful […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Pelosi’

May 28, 2020

Molly Ball’s book is expertly crafted and thoroughly researched, but readers are kept at a remove, being deprived of on-the-record quotes from Pelosi’s family, friends, colleagues and adversaries.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Lost in Ghost Town’

May 4, 2020

Author Carder Stout’s name will resonate with Georgetowners who remember his family from when they lived in a mansion at 31st and P Streets.