Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peter Golenbock

Peter Golenbock's books include two titles which hit the bookstands last Tuesday, In the Country of Brooklyn and American Prince, a book he wrote with Tony Curtis. His biography of George Steinbrenner comes out in the spring.

The introduction to In the Country of Brooklyn begins:
The is one of those magical experiences where at the beginning of the process you wonder if any publisher will be savvy enough to understand exactly what it is you’re trying to do, and at the end of the process you say to yourself, “How in the world did I accomplish this?”[read on]
A few days ago I asked Golenbock what he was reading. His reply:
More often than not, I read biographies or autobiographies. I recently finished reading Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown, a really great journey into the life of one of rock's geniuses. Before that I read The Great One, a biography of Jackie Gleason by William Henry, and before that I completed Bobby and J. Edgar, a truly great piece of reporting and writing about the Kennedys by Burton Hersh.
Learn more about Peter Golenbock and his work at his official website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue