Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles
In Show and Tell, John Lahr reinvents the celebrity profile to get at the essence of performance. Lahr's utterly winning and incisive profiles probe some of the most compelling, elusive, and irresistible public personas of our time, including Woody Allen, David Mamet, Ingmar Bergman, Frank Sinatra, Roseanne, Irving Berlin, Bob Hope, Mike Nichols, Wallace Shawn, Arthur Miller, and Neil LaBute. In these, and in the moving autobiographical portraits of his father, Bert Lahr, and his mother, a former Ziegfeld girl, Lahr charts the geography of fame.
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SHOW AND TELL: New Yorker ProfilesUser Review - Kirkus
A wearisome compilation of New Yorker profiles, written by a scion who ought to know better.What strange curse has afflicted the New Yorker these past 30 years? What miasma wafts in its offices that ... Read full review
Show and tell: New Yorker profilesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
According to Lahr, New Yorker profiles are exercises in biography that average 10,000 words and take four months to research and write. Here, the two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for ... Read full review