Entries by Wes Yahola

HELLRAISERS

Posted on November 13, 2012 The Boozy Biography of the Four Greatest Actors to Ever Walk–Or Stagger–Into a Pub. Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed: On screen they were stars. Off screen they were legends! Hellraisers is the story of drunken binges of near biblical proportions, parties and orgies, broken marriages, riots, […]

FOOD RULES BY MICHAEL POLLAN

Posted on November 13, 2012 This is the one we’ve been talking about. Everyone’s talking about it. Five bucks on Amazon.com A pocket compendium of food wisdom-from the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food Michael Pollan, our nation’s most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned […]

BARRY HANNAH–REST IN PEACE

Posted on November 13, 2012 He was one of a kind.  The writer that Truman Capote called ‘mad’, as in crazy. In a good way. We talked to Barry about a year ago after the great article about him in GARDEN & GUN magazine, and mourn his passing last week in Oxford. “AIRSHIPS”, “HIGH LONESOME”, […]

TRUE GREEN LIFE IN 100 EVERYDAY WAYS

Posted on November 13, 2012 National Geographic’s very popular True Green series has always featured a winning blend of easy-to-follow advice, informative or surprising facts, and dynamic illustrations, integrated by a simple, clean design. Now, in our fifth title, we explore the truly Green life in 100 brand-new ways.True Green Life is the natural next […]

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. […]