Book Recommendations - May 2015

Summer reading time begins!

The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation by Melissa Rivers
The daughter of Joan Rivers writes about her mother's life and comedy career. My friend Lucille had positive words to say about it: "Great read... have laughed out loud at least half a dozen at the Joanisms! Very seems very very real."

The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By by Ari Gold
With the movie adaptation of Entourage scheduled to hit theaters soon, this book ("written" by the show's popular Hollywood agent character) is a good marketing stunt that will likely tie in to the movie somehow, since actor Jeremy Piven has been publicizing it on the talk show circuit before the movie's debut.

It's a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson
Check out the autobiography of the music legend.

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw
The former anchor of NBC Nightly News (one of the esteemed "old guard" broadcasters) shares his experience battling cancer.

Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson
Here is the ninth and allegedly final volume in Patterson's young adult science fiction adventure series.

My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Roussey
Roussey is one of the most fascinating celebrities out there today and now you can learn more about her rise to Olympic glory, UFC dominance, and Hollywood fame.

Pedro by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman
I'm a New York Yankees fan, but I still enjoy Pedro's personality and respect his baseball achievements, even though he played for the rival Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford
This isn't a science fiction tale like Robopocalypse or Robogenesis. It's a non-fiction look at how machines are altering our economy and society.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
One of the greatest living science fiction authors of our time delivers a new novel, this one spanning millennia as human beings try to survive after the destruction of the moon.

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham
The bestselling writer continues his young adult series about a thirteen-year-old whose actions helped bring an accused murderer to trial and now faces dangerous repercussions.

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The award-winning author of 1776, John Adams, and Truman chronicles the birth of modern aviation.

Let me know what's on your reading list.