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Read All About It! Books in the News II

Here are some books that appeared on various news shows in the last few weeks. If you are an avid reader of Garden and Gun and enjoy stories about good food and drink then you will probably savor Julia Reed's But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria. If you grew up in the eighties when MTV was born and came of age then you may want to dive into VJ, coauthored by the five original VJs. Do any of the books listed below sound like your kind of read?

Morning Joe

  • Anyone Who Had a Heart by Burt Bacharach
  • But Mama Always Put Vodka in her Sangria! by Julia Reed
  • Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  • Obsessed by Mika Brzezinski
  • Today Show

  • Ask Wendy by Wendy Williams
  • I’m Not Gonna Lie by George Lopez
  • VJ by Nina Blackwood, et al.
  • Fox and Friends

  • Plan D by Sherri Shepherd
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams

  • The Outsider: My Life in Tennis by Jimmy Connors
  • 60 Minutes

  • Impossible Odds : the Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six by Jessica Buchanan & Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco

  • Amazon Says: In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life.From his tumult more...
    Amazon Says: In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life.From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits.Candid and emotional, and with 16 pages of color photographs, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music is Burt Bacharach in his own words—a powerful and personal look at the award-winning songwriter and composer. less...
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    Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
    Amazon Says: In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors o more...
    Amazon Says: In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children—everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”), to the eating habits of four year olds (“there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home. less...
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    The Outsider: A Memoir by Jimmy Connors
    Amazon Says: The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turni more...
    Amazon Says: The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age.More than just the story of a tennis champion, The Outsider is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire.  When he retired from tennis twenty years ago, Connors all but disappeared from public view. In The Outsider, he is back at the top of his game, and as feisty, outspoken, and defiant as ever.This autobiography includes original color photographs from the author. less...
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