- March 13, 2000 | The Book Review
The Polish heroine of Susan Sontag's compelling new novel dreams of losing her European identity. But rebirth isn't as easy as crossing the ocean.
- October 5, 1998 | The Book Review
- Well Red
Philip Roth revisits the Red-scare fifties and finds the same old stories of passion and disillusionment -- but told in rhetoric that's a weird American poetry.
- February 28, 2000 | The Book Review
- Viral Culture
Malcolm Gladwell uses a medical metaphor to explain modern culture. And his optimism recalls that of a medical forebear: Dr. Pangloss.
- November 29, 1999 | The Book Review
What are a couple of smart, ironic writers doing in a place like a casino? They're (how did you guess?) losing. But their loss is the readers' gain.
- March 29, 1999 | The Book Review
- All the President's Man
George Stephanopoulos's odyssey from star-struck, ambitious young politico to older, wiser, much richer pundit is an emblematic generational story -- not in a good way.
- January 17, 2000 | The Book Review
- In Trump We Trust
We should have guessed that Donald Trump (albeit completely inadvertently) is one of America's greatest political satirists.
- May 18, 1998 | The Book Review
- The Norman Heart
"The Time of Our Time" is Mailer's compelling, exhausting anthologized account of Mailer's boxing match with history.
- February 15, 1999 | The Book Review
- The Smashing Eggheads
Norman Podhoretz's memoir of bare-knuckle intellectuals is good, trashy reading -- Jerry Springer by another name.
- February 14, 2000 | The Book Review
- Heaven Can Wait
E. L. Doctorow's newest depicts a New York on its way to a spiritual awakening. But as a novel, it doesn't quite get out of bed.
- October 4, 1999 | The Book Review
In her new book, Susan Faludi takes her reporter's microscope in search of American men. Predictably, she misses the forest for the trees.