Book Review: Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

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rob-lowe-book Like his character on The West Wing, White House speechwriter Sam Seaborn, Rob Lowe stays admirably on message in his new memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends. He’s at pains to paint himself as a grounded, levelheaded man who has (mostly) successfully navigated the rapids of early fame and success, debilitating personal crises and [&hellip
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Book Review: Sisters of Fortune: America’s Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad

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sisters Imagine if, instead of finding defeat at the hands of the crafty, debauched Europeans, Henry James’ heroines triumphed, and found love, money and social position across the Atlantic? The result would be something like the real lives of Maryland’s Caton sisters—Marianne, Louisa, Bess and Emily, vividly recreated by biographer Jehanne Wake in Sisters of Fortune
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Book Review: Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart

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Tough_Without_a_Gun At a time when celebrity biographies are frequently clocking in above the 500-page mark (Peter Biskind’s Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, ended at 627 pages—and that’s skipping Beatty’s pre-fame years), Stefan Kanfer’s 304-page Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart is a relief. As lean and succinct as a [&hellip
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