Entries by Wes Yahola

THE UNNAMED–JOSHUA FERRIS

Posted on November 13, 2012 Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2010: It’s back. With those words Tim and Jane Farnsworth reenter a nightmare they know so intimately it needs no other description. “It” may not be found among an insurance company’s diagnostic codes, but the Farnsworths, a couple made wealthy by Tim’s single-mindedly […]

ROBERT B. PARKER’S NEWEST

Posted on November 13, 2012 Bob was supposed to be on the show this week to discuss the new Jesse Stone novel, Split Image, but his death has gotten in the way of the interview. His incredible body of work lives on in this excellent series and there are more Spenser novels to come. The body […]

AMERICAN REBEL-THE LIFE OF CLINT EASTWOOD

Posted on November 13, 2012 Eliot, biographer of stars ranging from Walt Disney to Bruce Springsteen, tackles the life, career and artistic challenges of Clint Eastwood. In 1954, at age 24, Eastwood was married and working at an Oakland, Calif., gas station when he was brought to Universal by director Arthur Lubin and signed to […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPIC IMAGE COLLECTION

Posted on November 13, 2012 National Geographic has for over a century produced some of the most memorable and groundbreaking photography around, and it possesses a photo collection that contains a staggering 11 million images dating all the way back to the 19th century. Its new book, “National Geographic: The Image Collection,” brings together 450 […]

PAUL SHAFFER AND BRUCE’S BIG MAN

Posted on November 13, 2012 From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and longtime leader of David Letterman’s band, comes a candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life in–and love of–show business. How does a kid go from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to the bright lights of […]

PETER MAYLE–THE VINTAGE CAPER

Posted on November 13, 2012 Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Peter Mayle’s newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters. It’s also a lot of fun.The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. […]

I DRINK FOR A REASON–DAVID CROSS

Posted on November 13, 2012 Another very amusing human, David Cross, has a highly offensive and hysterically funny book out, “I Drink For a Reason”. Cross was one half of the team that made up HBO’s “Mr. Show”, and had roles on the short lived Ben Stiller Show and Arrested Development.  He’s had roles in […]