- February 12, 2004 | The Book Review
- Saint Booze
After saving himself from alcohol, Bill Wilson founded AA and saved millions of others. But Susan Cheever forgives him his other addictions.
- June 23, 2003 | The Book Review
- Hill of Dreams
Living History comes up short on gossip and revenge, but why blame Hillary for being a politician?
- December 23, 2002 | The Book Review
- Panhandle Annie
The hero of Annie Proulx's new novel is overwhelmed by the Texas-size characters in his supporting cast -- which is part of the fun.
- October 21, 2002 | The Book Review
- Road Show
Dave Eggers sends two slackers staggering off to save the world by giving money to strangers. Genius? No. Shrewdly observed, multileveled, highly funny? Definitely.
- January 20, 2003 | The Book Review
- Voice Lesson
Richard Powers's The Time of Our Singing sings a ponderous tuneand those lyrics! Richard Sennett's Respect mixes sociology, memoir, and music interestingly, if dissonantly.
- March 8, 2004 | The Book Review
- Soft Aloft
Chang-rae Lee’s new novel of the Long Island suburbs, Aloft, is billowing and insubstantial, like a cloud on a summer afternoon.
- November 4, 2002 | The Book Review
- Money Talks
Managing a great fortune is a moral challenge. And David Rockefeller -- whatever you think of his accomplishments -- rose to it.
- January 19, 2004 | The Book Review
- Kings of America
In his new book, ex-Republican Kevin Phillips writes less a work of history than a screed and a lament. He hasn’t changed; the GOP has.
- July 14, 2003 | The Book Review
- Electric Ladies' Man
Benjamin Franklin, genius and rake, the first American superstar, proves more than a match for Walter Isaacson in a new biography.
- May 20, 2002 | The Book Review
- Halberstam's Heroes
By David Halberstam