Being Henry by Henry Winkler

Being Henry, the recent memoir from Emmy-winning actor and novelist Henry Winkler, was published late last year. My first real introduction to Henry Winkler came by way of Adam Sandler’s first Chanukah song. What soon followed were his appearances in a couple of Sandler films. Despite his popularity as the Fonz in Happy Days, he wasn’t getting too many offers coming his way throughout the 1980s and 1990s. You’d think that things would be different…

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The History of Sketch Comedy Tracks the Humor

Keegan-Michael Key and Elle Key authored The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor last year. It was not until sometime after Yom Kippur before I started reading The History of Sketch Comedy. Maybe even after October 7. I’m not sure. But anyway, it would ultimately take me until mid-November to finish reading. I had taken it with me for the lengthy bus ride to and from the nation’s…

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The Warner Brothers by Chris Yogerst

Chris Yogerst is the latest author to tackle the Warner brothers and their family’s legacy in his newest book, The Warner Brothers. The University Press of Kentucky published the book in their Screen Classics series in September 2023. Michael Uslan penned the foreword. There is no shortage of books about the four brothers: Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack. In fact, the first few pandemic books I read were about the brothers. One of which was…

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MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios is a Must-Own Book

Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards tell the definitive MCU history in the must-own MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios. The paperback is due out on October 15, 2024. “‘I am Iron Man’. You think you’re the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet.” – Nick Fury, Iron Man I happened to be on hand for the Denver book launch of…

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Look Out for the Little Guy by Scott Lang

Written with trusted writing partner Rob Kutner, Scott Lang tells his life story–and that of the Avengers–in Look Out for the Little Guy. I know what you’re thinking. Is this book a Mac and Me tie-in novel? When they first announced the book last year, I was like, sure, it’s a book by Scott Lang but are you sure it isn’t really a way to plug the E.T. rip-off movie? After all, Paul Rudd helped…

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The Disney Revolt by Jake S. Friedman

The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age, written by Jake S. Friedman, is a timely and relevant book for 2023. Jake S. Friedman does a superb job in telling the history of the Disney Revolt. First published in 2022, who would have thought that it would be a relevant book during the Hot Labor Summer of the first double strike since 1960. You might not know anything about Disney Legend Art…

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Warner Bros.: 100 Years of Storytelling – A Must-Own Book

Warner Bros.: 100 Years of Storytelling, written by Mark A. Vieira, is the must-own centennial book about the studio’s history. Vieira dives into the vault to bring readers images that many of us have probably never seen before. The author brings a century of WB history to life in front of our very eyes. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz pens the forward. Every chapter consists of a few page of text before showing off a decade’s…

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No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality is the fourth memoir written by Emmy-winning actor Michael J. Fox. I’ve had my copy of the hardcover book since probably 2020. Unfortunately, I only read it over the past few weeks and finished reading it early this past week. Let me just say that Fox’s fourth memoir makes for solid companion reading to the new documentary on Apple TV+, STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,…

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But Have You Read the Book? by Kristen Lopez

Kristen Lopez explores 52 literary and cinematic classics in her first book, But Have You Read the Book?, published by Running Press. There are several conversations that can take place following a cinematic adaptation of a book. One of them deals with the book being better. While that can be true, there are people who have never even read the source material and might not even bother with. Or, quite possibly, the film could inspire…

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Middle of the Rainbow by Bonnie Bartlett Daniels

Emmy Award-winning actress Bonnie Bartlett Daniels opens up about life, work, and her marriage in Middle of the Rainbow. It isn’t just that the actress opens up about her life but she speaks rather bluntly about everything. I’ve read a number of memoirs through the years but there’s something about this one that feels particularly different. It’s not often that I pick up a book and read about an actor’s meetings with their psychologist. And…

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