The Club Savors ‘This Is Happiness’

February 26, 2020

In sharing the experience of reading Niall Williams’s latest novel, “This Is Happiness,” a Georgetown book club also shared the pleasure of their friendship.“ I loved reading this book because, […]

‘The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties’

February 12, 2020

SOLID WRITING AND RESEARCH ASIDE, THIS JEREMIAD ABOUT OUR CHANGING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE REVEALS THE AUTHOR’S BITTERNESS In the 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment illuminated the world of ideas throughout […]

‘She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement’

January 30, 2020

UNTANGLING HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S WEB OF DECEIT Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, landed with […]

‘The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians’

January 15, 2020

THIS COMPELLING COMPILATION LOOKS AT SOME OF THE PIVOTAL FIGURES WHO SHAPED OUR NATION For those who love history and enjoy biography, David M. Rubenstein has delivered a masterstroke with […]

Christmas at the White House Is Dazzling

December 18, 2019

Christmas at the White House this year dazzles with gold ribbons and sparking lights, fir boughs, fir wreaths and the delicious scent of 33 fir trees. Crystal stars sparkle above […]

A London Theater Tour With Arena Stage

December 4, 2019

The tour offered six plays, two operas, three art galleries, a tour of Tate Modern, coffee with an art collector, lunch in the House of Lords, fish and chips at a gastropub and a trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace.

‘Erosion: Essays of Undoing’

November 20, 2019

IN SEARING PROSE, THE AUTHOR LAMENTS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NATURAL WORLD  If you’re reading Terry Tempest Williams for the first time, you are meeting an impassioned conservationist who can […]

‘Patrimony: A True Story’

September 25, 2019

WORTH A REVISIT: PHILIP ROTH’S PLAINSPOKEN, POIGNANT MEMOIR One of life’s toughest journeys is accompanying a loved one into old age or disability. It is a trip that will inevitably […]

‘Life of David Hockney: A Novel’

September 11, 2019

THIS MELODRAMATIC, FICTIONALIZED BIOGRAPHY DREW PRAISE FROM ITS REAL-LIFE SUBJECT People who know art will recognize the name of David Hockney, and those who like the artist will enjoy this […]

‘The Drama of Celebrity’

August 21, 2019

THE CULT OF FAME FOUND AN EARLY GODDESS IN SARAH BERNHARDT “The Drama of Celebrity” by Sharon Marcus is a hybrid of biography and sociological treatise on one of the […]