Alan Zweibel’s “Laugh Lines”

My review of Alan Zweibel’s “Laugh Lines,” in which he recounts stories from his career as a comedy writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” as well as Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and many others.

Woody Looks Back

My review of Woody Allen’s autobiography, “Apropos Of Nothing,” in which he shares stories from every facet of his life, from childhood to TV writer to standup comedian to writer/director/star of dozens of movies — and yes, the controversy that derailed his career.

Letters From An Astrophysicist

My review of a new book by Neil deGrasse Tyson, currently America’s best explainer of all things scientific, in which he reprints correspondence he’s had with fans, haters, and others who simply want to know more.

The Show Won’t Go On

Here’s my full review of a new book by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, subtitled “The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths Of Performers Onstage.” If I still had a radio show, I’d do an hour with them.

They Can’t Seem To Make Jack Falcone

A decade ago ago, I read “Making Jack Falcone,” a book about an undercover FBI agent named Joaquin Garcia, whose story should have made him the next “Donnie Brasco.” But Hollywood still hasn’t figured out how to do it — or who to cast in it.

Book Review: “The Space Barons”

I just finished Christian Davenport's book, "The Space Barons," in which he writes about the billionaire tech guys whose obsession with space and rockets has changed the business from one run by a government monopoly (NASA) to an industry in which private companies...

Book Review: “Click Here To Kill Everybody”

If I were still doing radio shows, I would happily welcome Bruce Schneier back as a guest. He's a security expert who I first spoke with when he revealed the uselessness of the TSA's screening procedures at airports, which he labelled "security theater." Since then,...