Book Recommendations - April 2015

Here are some books worth checking out this month.

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington
He was a champion and a brilliant manager on the field and a magnet for trouble off it, leading to the tragic car accident that prematurely ended his life.

Born with Teeth: A Memoir by Kate Mulgrew
Maybe you remember when she was Mrs. Columbo. Maybe you first knew her from her days on the soap opera Ryan's Hope.  Many of you will always think of her as Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. The younger generation might know her best from her current role on Orange Is the New Black.  However you may know Kate Mulgrew, this book will reveal her life to you in her own words.

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman
For decades Hollywood producer Brian Grazer has conducted spontaneous interviews that inspired some of his greatest hits, including Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Splash, and others.  This book chronicles some of them.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
The author of the bestselling The Tipping Point looks at overcoming adversity despite the odds.

A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen
The star of Murphy Brown writes about her life and career.

God Help the Child: A Novel by Toni Morrison
The poetic and masterful writer gives us a powerful new story.

Madam President: A Novel by Nicolle Wallace
This fictional thriller follows President Charlotte Kramer, her Secretary of Defense, and her Press Secretary as they deal with a major crisis.

Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp
Truth is stranger than fiction. Read about the final, never-released movie by filmmaker Orson Welles.

Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
Now that Disney owns Star Wars, the novels seem more generic but still pretty entertaining. This one tells the tale of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, stranded on an inhospitable planet.

Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray
What better way to prepare yourself for the upcoming continuation of the Star Wars saga than with this comprehensive encyclopedic tome.

Are there any other books out this month that you recommend?  Let me know.