Few journalists are lucky enough to stumble into stories that grab the national consciousness for decades. And when they do, even fewer are lucky enough to know their subjects intimately enough before the news breaks to offer readers not just a scoop, but a kind of dual biography.
"I just don't like my world disturbed without some warning."
From 1957 to 1964 Robert Francis Kennedy, first as lead counsel of the Senate Rackets Committee and then as Attorney General of the United States, relentlessly pursued the gruff, charismatic and thoroughly corrupt president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, James Riddle Hoffa. Through an endless series of …
In 2003, Rhodes-Courter submitted an essay about growing up in the Florida foster care system for the New York Times Magazine writing contest for high school students. Her entry came out on top and eventually became a memoir, Three Little Words. …
St. Petersburg author Bob Andelman (Will Eisner: A Spirited Life) will discuss and sign his biography of the comic book creator at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive.
After Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died in 1991, his widow, Audrey Geisel, decided to renovate their hilltop house in La Jolla, Calif. She and an assistant cleared out his office, donating most of his valuable illustrations and early drafts to the University of California, San Diego, and stashing …
Why do we long to both speak and be heard? What does it mean to converse with another person? Does that conversation mean that we know the person, and that they know us?
How can Clueless celebrate its 20th birthday this summer? Has it really been two decades since I fell in love with Alicia Silverstone's whip-smart, puddle-deep Cher Horowitz on a sweltering July night at a Vermont megaplex? Over the years, I've rewatched Amy Heckerling's Beverly Hills reimagining of Jane Austen's …
Knapp is the author of a new memoir, After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter. The book details her childhood growing up among hoarders in Holiday, and it's not a holiday, but "a halfway point between mermaids and Scientologists.'' She …
Harper Lee fever
If Go Set a Watchman has you wanting more by and about its author, here are three books to satisfy you.