MixedNPRAnd Trebek writes on weathering the pancreatic cancer that has galvanized fans and led to a worldwide outpouring of support ... Much of The Answer Is... holds readers at a polite distance, giving them enough details to understand how a working class kid from Greater Sudbury, Ontario became one of TV\'s most beloved hosts — but not much more ... In the book, Trebek has a tendency to mention things in an offhand way that would be long chapters in a more typical memoir ... It seems, in part, a reflection of his approach to celebrity and public life, where he maintains a focused work ethic and down-to-earth humility about his position ... The book jumps around chronologically, which can be a little confusing ... Ultimately, The Answer Is... presents some brief, compelling glimpses into Trebek\'s history and his straightforward approach to life. But readers will have to work through a lot to find those moments.
PositiveLA Review of BooksScovell’s book — part memoir, part how-to manual for surviving as a TV writer in Hollywood — also serves as a damning indictment of all the sexual harassment she endured ... She kicks ass and names many names ... In particular, Scovell’s book is compelling, because so few TV writers and producers are this honest in public ... But that doesn’t seem to be a problem for Scovell in this funny-yet-revealing work.