‘The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “The Patriarch” is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888–1969). It resounds with the drama of...

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2018

It is a weekend of wreaths, with wreath-making workshops at Tudor Place and the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capitol Buzz: Lots of Goodbyes

Our columnist reports on the loss of George H.W. Bush and the departure (and arrival) of representatives and senators, also recommending some novels and memoirs.

Weekend Round Up November 29, 2018

“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday.

Books in a Noisy World

Bookish thoughts triggered by the recent passing of James Billington, Todd Boll and William Goldman, along with an upcoming event on Emily Dickinson's birthday.

The One That Got Away ‘The Tuscan Child’

Unfortunately, this prolific writer’s heroine does not have the style and panache of Nancy Drew. Rhys Bowen is the pen name for the British woman...

The Latest Rock Star: Michelle!

In "Becoming," Michelle Obama talks about her Chicago roots, her law career, her miscarriage, in vitro fertilization, balancing motherhood, the White House years and her distaste for President Donald Trump.

Kitty Kelley Book Club ‘Settle for More: A Memoir’ By Megyn Kelly

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley A refreshingly candid work from the Fox News powerhouse. I groaned when the editor suggested I review Megyn Kelly’s memoir, “Settle...

Reese Witherspoon Coming to Anthem on Book Tour

Less story-heavy than memoirs by Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey, Witherspoon’s book reads like an issue of Architectural Digest starring her “Legally Blonde” character Elle Woods.

‘A History of France’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley A streamlined, merry romp through glorious Gaul. Imagine you have an 88-year-old grandfather who lives in London and is crossing the pond...