PositiveLibrary JournalDespite the self-deprecating title, Seinfeld has assembled his greatest hits. Readers will delight in seeing how he mined a shifting landscape of inane commercial products, societal norms, and myriad pet peeves for laughs.
PositiveLibrary JournalWith Trebek’s public battle with pancreatic cancer, it’s hard not to ascribe a eulogistic tone to this work. Nevertheless, Rogak’s work is a well-crafted biography that will especially appeal to Jeopardy! fans.
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PositiveLibrary Journal... a fascinating profile ... Not as lurid as the title suggests, this is a chilling look at a prison system unable to meet the needs of mentally ill inmates.
PositiveLibrary JournalResearchers and nostalgic Sesame Street fans alike will appreciate this thorough, compelling overview of a pivotal period of TV history.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe stories here are humorous, with some heartbreaks, including drug- and alcohol-fueled shenanigans. The bulk of the book is set at Z100, with Duran explaining the show’s evolution (September 11 changed his perspective on the program’s purpose). He takes readers backstage, illustrating the less glamorous side of show business and presenting celebrities as ordinary people with extraordinary jobs ... Duran’s success stems from his ability to connect personally with celebrities and listeners. Here he connects with readers through heartfelt remembrances and hilariously filthy tirades that are sure to please his national fan base.
RaveLibrary JournalMiller...offers a loving, insightful, and entertaining tour ... Highlights include the cast\'s determination to work as an ensemble and the importance of filming before a studio audience—with writers retooling jokes on the spot to elicit greater laughs ... the author doesn\'t shy away from more modern criticisms of the series\' homophobia, lack of inclusivity, and jokes that rely on body- or slut-shaming ... Miller successfully revisits a classic television show, demonstrating its larger place in pop culture. A must-read for fans of Must See TV.