Motion picture actors and actresses
Dec 1, 2013 — The acrtess' new memoir might not be the kind of thing you'd expect from a longtime A-list actress and daughter of film royalty. Forget the glamour and debauchery of the familiar Hollywood tell-all. As reviewer Meg Wolitzer explains, Huston's story begins before Los Angeles, a story at once relatable and unique.
Nov 19, 2013 — The actor's new memoir, A Story Lately Told, ends just as her Hollywood career is taking off. It covers her early life growing up in Ireland, the daughter of Maltese Falcon director John Huston. The two first collaborated on 1969's Walk With Love And Death, a project that proved disastrous for their relationship.
Nov 1, 2013 — At No. 3, Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins follows a doomed affair between a starlet and an innkeeper.
Feb 22, 2013 — Hear the actor's unlikely Hollywood success story, which began with him talking his way onto the Paramount lot and resulted in his roles in Police Academy, Diner and Three Men and a Baby. Plus, we challenged him to determine which of three celebrities is the father of some notable babies.
Aug 30, 2013 — Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins, a novel that roams from Italy to Hollywood, remains at No. 1.
Jul 2, 2013 — Movie star Ava Gardner agreed to write her memoirs with British journalist Peter Evans in 1988. Now, after the deaths of both Gardner and Evans, the results of their abortive collaboration are being published. Reviewer Bob Mondello says the book is dead on arrival.
Jul 5, 2013 — At No. 15, Alan Furst's Mission to Paris features a film star unwittingly involved with fascists.
Jul 1, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, David Crist looks at America's conflict with Iran and Oliver Sacks investigates hallucinations. In fiction, Ian McEwan delivers a Cold War thriller, Tom Wolfe explores racial and ethnic conflict in Miami and Emma Straub tracks a small town girl's rise to Hollywood stardom.
Apr 1, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Maria Semple chronicles a daughter's search for her missing mother, Jess Walter imagines a glimmering but futile courtship, and Lionel Shriver delivers a tongue-in-cheek take on terrorism. In nonfiction, Victoria Sweet recounts her unusual medical training.
Mar 27, 2013 — Debbie Reynolds has been a movie star for more than 60 years. Her new memoir, Unsinkable, looks back on her decades in the business, her family and her children — and a naughty story or two about drunken Hollywood greats.