Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music by Blair Tindall

I recently got hooked on Amazon Prime's TV series Mozart in the Jungle.  It's a comedy about the dysfunction behind the mythical New York Symphony Orchestra featuring Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters.  I noticed that it was based on a book, and now having read it, I find it extremely difficult to write this review. … Continue reading Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music by Blair Tindall

Absolute Pandemonium: A Memoir by Brian Blessed

IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE MAN HIMSELF, I PROUDLY TYPE THIS REVIEW IN ALL CAPS! IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT BRIAN BLESSED, THEN THIS BOOK PRACTICALLY SELLS ITSELF.  LIKE THE AUTHOR, THE BOOK IS GENIUNE, HEARTFELT, SOMETIMES PROFOUND, AND ABSURD IN A WAY THAT ONLY BRITISH HUMOR COULD BE.  WITHIN THIS … Continue reading Absolute Pandemonium: A Memoir by Brian Blessed

Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words, Translated and Edited by Willard R. Trask

Mark Twain and I have some things in common.  Neither one of us are Christian, neither one of us are French, and both of us are fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc. I first read this little book a couple of years ago, and in the aftermath of the Paris attacks I found … Continue reading Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words, Translated and Edited by Willard R. Trask

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, “edited” by David A. Goodman

"This job will rip the guts out of you," he said. "You have no choice but to lean on people. This crew will become your friends." -- Captain Christopher Pike, moments before transferring command of Enterprise to James Kirk. This book is a labor of both fan love and professional dedication to the story. It could … Continue reading The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, “edited” by David A. Goodman

Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life by Christopher Reeve

Maybe I'm biased. Like so many others like me, Christopher Reeve has been a role model for me since Superman first hit the big screen. As I grew up, I got to learn about the man behind the Man of Steel, and his "can do" attitude continued to inspire. Between the accident that left him … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life by Christopher Reeve