'The Autumn Balloon' by Kenny Porpora

Porpora deploys a deft hand and straightforward tone that lifts what could have easily been a maudlin, self-pitying—or, in the opposite direction, self-congratulatory—narrative into a memoir that should be moved to the top of everyone’s to-read list immediately…. read more

'LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON' by Terry Richardson

This book is changing. Yesterday it was a hefty yearbook filled with pictures of Lady Gaga taken by Terry Richardson. Today it resembles a bit of yesterday’s fluff. Tomorrow, it may look like an endearing antique…. read more

‘Seriously…I’m Kidding’ by Ellen DeGeneres

Seriously…I’m Kidding is a suiting title that practically mirrors the tone of each paragraph. Just when you think things are about to get heavy, we slip into a joke. It’s as if veering a conversation away from seriousness is an art form that Ms. DeGeneres has perfected. She knows when to pull back when dispensing nuggets of advice, preventing herself from falling into the trap of cliché…… read more