Chris Launois “L’Americain”

December 3rd, 2013

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Before television, America’s great photo magazines captured world events for millions of readers.

The magazines sent correspondents and photojournalists to the ends of the earth to record history in the making.

Among this elite was the photographer John Launois. In the ’60s and ’70s, Launois blossomed as one of the most resourceful, inventive, prolific, highly paid, and widely traveled photojournalists.

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Launois died, however, before he was able to finish his memoir. His son Chris Launois, his writing partner, has finished it. It’s a stunning work of words and, of course, photos, called “L’Americain.”

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Frank Deford “Over Time”

May 15th, 2012

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For half a century one of America’s most celebrated sports journalists has been Frank Deford, whose unique ability to somehow tell a football or baseball or golf story from an angle no one had seen or thought of before has made him a legend.

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Starting out in 1962 in a “Mad Men”-like environment at Sports Illustrated, Deford has since moved on to television and radio, but can still tell a tale like nobody else.

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His new memoir “Over Time” is a rich feast of Deford stories — his own, as well as those of the people he’s covered — that tells as much about the state of sports journalism and how it’s changed as it does about the sports these men and women cover.

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Pam Grier “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts”

June 16th, 2010

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Pam Grier is an icon. Her film roles playing strong, assertive women helped shape the culture of the early ’70s and inspired millions. Grier was the first African-American female lead in an action film, in that genre known as “blaxploitation.” Now in her memoir “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts” Grier describes her career, her loves, and her battle with cancer.

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Jennifer Gilmore “Something Red”

April 18th, 2010

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It’s 1979 in Washington, DC, and the Goldstein family is trying to change with the times, in Jennifer Gilmore‘s second novel, “Something Red.” Parents Dennis and Sharon are coming to terms with the realization that it’s not the ’60s anymore, while college-freshman son Benjamin and 16-year-old daughter Vanessa are struggling with their own shifting roles.

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Maureen McCormick “Here’s the Story”

September 28th, 2009

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She may forever be Marcia Brady. But actress Maureen McCormick explains in her book “Here’s the Story” how she sometimes struggled to keep up with Marcia’s model of perfection. Yes, there is drug abuse. Yes, there is risky sex. Yes, there is depression, struggle, and ultimately redemption. And now Maureen McCormick is – gasp! – a middle-aged woman with a remarkable story.

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