David Bruce Smith

David Bruce Smith reviews books for several publications. He is also the president of David Bruce Smith Publications, a firm that specializes in the writing and designing of limited-edition books.


19 entries by David Bruce Smith

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In this collection of speeches, the famed historian reflects on what his countrymen are made of.

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The singer-songwriter chronicles her longtime struggle with weight and addiction.

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A one-time Broadway starlet finds her voice through writing.

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Tippi: A Memoir

By Tippi Hedren

A starlet's tale of overcoming adversity — including sexual harassment at the hands of a powerful director.

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Then & Now: A Memoir

By Barbara Cook with Tom Santopietro

The onetime Broadway ingenue opens up about her traumatic childhood, alcoholism, and climb back to the top

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Toni Tennille: A Memoir

By Toni Tennille, with Caroline Tennille St. Clair

A star whose effervescent onstage persona masked deep personal despair

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A legendary writer ponders his century-long life.

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The Wright Brothers

By David McCullough

A rich, readable account of the daring young men in their flying machine.

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A Fine Romance: A Memoir

By Candice Bergen

The famed actress reveals that great success is not a golden ticket to happiness.

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This comprehensive new biography paints a vivid, well-rounded portrait of America’s finest showman.

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The notoriously reclusive author Harper Lee opens up to a visiting journalist and begins a 14 year friendship.

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Diane Keaton reflects on her struggle to accept her looks and on the true meaning of beauty.

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Octogenarian and award-winning author Dame Penelope Lively takes a look back at her wonderful life while taking readers back much further in human history.

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In an unflinching memoir, the actress Anjelica Houston recounts a life -- begun in the shadow of her famous father – which was both fragmented and enchanting.

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Simple Dreams

Linda Ronstadt

The popular singer traces her flight through harmony in her new memoir.

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Mom & Me & Mom

Maya Angelou

In her seventh memoir, the acclaimed author and poet explores her relationship with her mother.

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The Carriage House

Louisa Hall

Rescuing a symbol of a family’s storied past is the key to familial reparation in this debut novel.

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Sam Staggs

A woman of no importance makes herself important to the movie world and millions all over the globe.