PositiveLibrary Journal... [an] unapologetic celebration of 1980s popular music ... extensive archival research ... Matos’s strength is the zippy artist profiles of everyone from Culture Club to Van Halen that zero in on the varied facets of the pop world ... Protracted dissections of events such as the Grammys may prove tedious, but pop fans with an appetite for nostalgia will find much to like.
PositiveLibrary Journal[Bozza] builds a convincing case for his legacy as the top rap lyricist of all time—despite past controversies over his misogynistic and homophobic lyrics. Bozza offers elegant analyses of the rapper’s albums ... Bozza’s eloquent tribute to Eminem will resonate with fans of hip-hop and enthusiasts of popular music biographies.
PositiveLibrary JournalFilmmaker Apatow...continues honoring his mentor with this affecting book that intersperses Shandling’s letters, journal entries, and scripts with remembrances from friends and colleagues. The result is a compulsively readable narrative of Shandling’s evolution from sitcom writer to creator and star of The Larry Sanders Show. ... It’s fitting that a comic whose best-known role deconstructed the late night talk show host should have a book that obsessively deconstructs him. Shandling’s determination to pursue authenticity through his work will appeal to comedy fans and mindfulness practitioners.
PositiveLibrary Journal... [a] sensitive, well-written coming-of-age memoir ... Readers will find much to relate to in Flea’s life story and will hope that this isn’t the only entry in his writing career.