Top 3 books recommended by Martin Short
This is a brilliant new novel by E. Lockhart. I’ve always adored a good generational drama and this is deeply fascinating reading and soaked in suspense. And the ending is utterly spooky.
A New York Times Bestseller "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents."--Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten."--Parade.com "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "Youre going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." - Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friendsthe Liarswhose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing."--New York Times Book Review "No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic."--The Chicago Tribune From the Hardcover edition.
I loved Ken Burn’s documentary on the Roosevelt’s so much that I immediately ordered “No Ordinary Time.” This is, without question, one of the most fascinating books available about America’s most fascinating family; where one literally becomes a fly on the wall to 20th century history and power.
Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)
As someone who’s attempted comedy for a while, it’s always riveting to read about the life of someone who actually got it right. Written in 1964, My Autobiography, by the master himself, it is revealing and enlightening and empowering. Kind of what a memoir is supposed to be, but so very seldom is.
The best autobiography ever written by an actor. An astonishing work. Chicago Tribune Chaplins heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career and worldwide celebrity. In this, one of the very first celebrity memoirs, Chaplin displays all the charms, peculiarities and deeply-held beliefs that made him such an endearing and lasting character. Re-issued as part of Melville Houses Neversink Library, My Autobiography offers dedicated Chaplin fans and casual admirers alike an astonishing glimpse into the the heart and the mind of Hollywoods original genius maverick. Take this unforgettable journey with the man George Bernard Shaw called the only genius to come out of the movie industry as he moves from his impoverished South London childhood to the heights of Hollywood wealth and fame; from the McCarthy-era investigations to his founding of United Artists to his reverse migration back to Europe, My Autobiography is a reading experience not to be missed.