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.


43 entries by David Bruce Smith

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Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered

How a longtime TV star found herself — and found herself — in the country.

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My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir

By Katherine Johnson with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore

My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir

The onetime “hidden figure” recounts her extraordinary path from the Jim Crow South to the halls of NASA.

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Let Me Tell You What I Mean

In this new collection, the famed essayist demonstrates her longstanding mastery of the form.

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No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

In his latest memoir, the actor offers keen insights on living well in the face of Parkinson’s disease.

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Furious Hours

By Casey Cep

Furious Hours

Recounting how the famed author tried — and failed — to turn a riveting courtroom drama into a second book.

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Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

By Loretta Lynn and Patsy Lynn Russell

Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

Recalling a bond between country-music royalty.

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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

A brave, raw account of the author's journey toward embracing his maleness.

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All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters

By Joe Namath with Sean Mortimer and Don Yaeger

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters

The former NFL quarterback and showman recounts his journey from a small town to the big time.

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Recounting how the famed author tried — and failed — to turn a riveting courtroom drama into a second book.

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Eat the Apple

By Matt Young

Eat the Apple

Making sense of the psychological trauma caused by war.

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Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

By Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton

Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

"Lt. Dan" chronicles his transformation into real-life military advocate.

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My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

A son's affectionate memoir of growing up with a famous mother and sister.

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Eat the Apple: A Memoir

By Matt Young

Eat the Apple: A Memoir

Making sense of the psychological trauma caused by war.

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The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

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

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Cravings: How I Conquered Food

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

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The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan

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

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Tippi: A Memoir

By Tippi Hedren

Tippi: A Memoir

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

Then & Now: A Memoir

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

Toni Tennille: A Memoir

A star whose effervescent onstage persona masked deep personal despair

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Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author

A legendary writer ponders his century-long life.

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The Wright Brothers

By David McCullough

The Wright Brothers

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

A Fine Romance: A Memoir

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

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Hope: Entertainer of the Century

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

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

The notoriously reclusive author opens up to a visiting journalist.

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Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty

The actress reflects on her struggle to accept her looks and on the true meaning of beauty.

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

The octogenarian and award-winning author takes a look back at her wonderful life and much of human history.

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A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York

In an unflinching memoir, the actress recounts a life both fragmented and enchanting.

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Simple Dreams

Linda Ronstadt

Simple Dreams

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

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Mom & Me & Mom

Maya Angelou

Mom & Me & Mom

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

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The Carriage House

Louisa Hall

The Carriage House

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

Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, an

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