I have reviewed books for the Australian Jewish News, Media International Australia and Metro Magazine. The following are links to these and other book reviews. Also see my book reviews updates for a number of other posts.
Free: The Future of a Radical Price, by Chris Anderson (Hyperion, 2009).
Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take On the Garden State, edited by Irina Reyn (Touchstone Books, 2007).
Hollywood Blockbusters: The Anthropology of Popular Movies by David Sutton and Peter Wogan (Berg, Oxford and New York, 2009), Media International Australia, issue 137, March 2011, pp. 172-73.
Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents by Tom Kemper (University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2010), in Media International Australia, issue 136, August 2010.
Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings, edited by Harriet Margolis, Sean Cubitt, Barry King & Thierry Jutel (Manchester University Press, 2008), Metro Magazine, issue 165, July 2010, pp. 142-143.
The Humbling, by Philip Roth (2009), in the Australian Jewish News, February 2010.
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, by Michael Chabon, published in the Australian Jewish News, February 2010.
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell (Penguin, 2008), in the Australian Jewish News, August 2009.
Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema, by Richard Maltby & Melvyn Stokes (University of Exeter Press, Exeter UK. 2007), in Media International Australia, issue 129, November 2008, pp. 160-161.
Webcasting Worldwide: Business Models of an Emerging Global Medium, edited by Louisa S. Ha and Richard J. Ganahl III. (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, London & Mahwah, New Jersey, 2007), in Media International Australia, issue 127, May 2008.
Concordia: A Family Memoir, by Stella Suberman (Anchor/Random House Australia, 1999), in the Australian Jewish News.
Entertaining America: Jews, Movies and Broadcasting by J. Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler (Princeton University Press and The Jewish Museum of New York, 2003), in the Australian Jewish News.
The 50 Greatest Jewish Movies: A Critic’s Ranking of the Very Best, by Kathryn Bernheimer (Secaucus N.J.: Carol Publishing, 1998), in the Australian Jewish News.
From The Lower East Side to Hollywood, by Paul Buhle (Verson Books, London & New York, 2004), in the Australian Jewish News.
The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, by Lawrence J. Epstein (Public Affairs, New York, 2001), in the Australian Jewish News.
Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World, edited by Marsha Lee Berkman and Elaine Marcus Starkman (Jewish Publication Society, 1988), in the Australian Jewish News.
Jerusalem, Take One! – Memoirs of a Jewish Filmmaker, by Alan Rosenthal (Southern Illinois University Press), in the Australian Jewish News.
Representing Religion in World Cinema: Filmmaking, Mythmaking, Culture Making, edited by S. Brent Plate (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), in the Australian Jewish News, April 2004.
The Silicon Boys and Their Valley of Dreams, by David A. Kaplan (Allen & Unwin, 1999), in the Australian Jewish News.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown & Co, 2000).
Witness: The Making of Schinder’s List, by Franciszek Palowski, including a forward by Thomas Keneally (Orion Media, London, 1998), in the Australian Jewish News.