RaveEntertainment WeeklyFortunately, most every one interviewed—from Stephen Colbert to longtime showrunner Ben Karlin to Sen. John McCain—possesses an A-plus wit ... it doesn’t flinch from digging into the show’s most contentious moments and making the star himself slightly squirm ... in the Age of Trump, the time has never been better to delve into the minds of the masters who became a vital part of our democracy.
PositiveEntertainment WeeklyRusso isn’t as in tune with the female characters of North Bath, but his love for all its misfits sings with every line of whip-smart dialogue. For fans who’ve missed Sully and the gang, Everybody’s Fool is like hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friends.
PositiveEntertainment WeeklyKrakauer comes across as more crusading journalist than dispassionate bystander, occasionally presuming guilt in cases where the evidence is not so black-and-white, as if the legal process were simultaneously insufficient and inconvenient. He’s a better journalist than he is a lawyer, but even if parts of Missoula can be picked apart by legal scholars, it’s a substantive deep dive into the morass of campus sex crimes, where the victim is too often treated like the accused.
RaveEntertainment WeeklyPassan spent three years researching every aspect of the epidemic, from the horrors of youth baseball to the doctors who perfected the dreaded Tommy John surgery to two big leaguers facing a future after their golden arms go bust. It’s a tad 'inside baseball,' but it’s a must-read for any sports dad or anxious Mets fan.
MixedEntertainment WeeklyThough tragedy lurks on several levels, Duchovny finds the humor and poetry in life’s lost causes. The actor originally envisioned the novel as a screenplay, and there are characters—like Ted’s romantic interest—and twists that belong only in the movies. Still, Duchovny proves himself in flashback passages that expose the hearts and fears of little boys and grown men—and how each molds the other.