Margaret Talbot

Monday, December 17, 2012

Margaret Talbot's The Entertainer on the front cover of The New York Times Book Review

“Sharp and engaging… Talbot père comes across as a sort of Zelig-with-personality, a life-embracing man whose career spans, and illuminates, the first 60 years of the 20th century.” Read more here...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Slate names This Is How You Lose Her, The Man Without a Face, and The Entertainer as Best Books of 2012

Praising Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her as "heartbreaking" and "funny," Masha Gessen's The Man Without a Face as "fascinating, illuminating, and above all brave," and Margaret Talbot's The Entertainer as "warm, funny, and rigorous," Slate has chosen three Riverhead books as among their Best Books of 2012.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Listen to Margaret Talbot discuss The Entertainer on NPR's Weekend Edition

Margaret Talbot stopped by Weekend Edition this past Saturday to discuss her father and how his story is tied up in the rise of popular entertainment, the subject of her new book The Entertainer. Listen here.
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Monday, November 05, 2012

Slate raves about Margaret Talbot's The Entertainer

“Margaret Talbot’s wry, wonderful new book . . . That Talbot is a writer gifted enough to evoke not just images but their attendant music through her words will come as no surprise to anyone who’s read her in The New Yorker or elsewhere. One of the things The Entertainer makes abundantly clear, though, is that she comes by her aesthetic sense naturally. . . . Talbot has woven a tale as romantic and vivid as any film could hope to be, while still seeing every bit of it plain. She is as clear-eyed about her father as she is about history—no easy feat. . . . [Lyle] never had even a starring role as dazzling as the one his youngest child, with history as her guide, has now written for him.” Read more here.
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