paul la rosa

Book review: Sally Field was a victim of Hollywood’s casting couch long before Weinstein….

by , on
Oct 7, 2018

Somewhere in the middle of this revelatory and emotionally powerful memoir by Sally Field, she unpacks a story that is a case study in what Hollywood’s casting couch was like, even for an actress who had already starred in two network series—Gidget and The Flying Nun. Field’s career was in a lull after those two shows so […]

Continue Reading->

Latest book review: “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs….

by , on
Sep 24, 2018

After reading this memoir about life with her famous father Steve Jobs, one comes away feeling that author Lisa Brennan-Jobs must be the most even-tempered woman on earth. That’s what a bastard Jobs is, and that word does not begin to describe him. But Brennan-Jobs is nothing if not understanding. Even in the title, she […]

Continue Reading->

Book Review: “Reporter” by Seymour M. Hersh

by , on
Jun 5, 2018

[Note: A few years back, Ted Sturtz, a former investment banker and lover of books, was dismayed by all the newspapers dropping their book review sections. Feeling there was a place online for thoughtful book reviews, he created the website New York Journal of Books and somewhere along the line asked me to participate which […]

Continue Reading->

Follow Me on Instagram