Books by Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert tackles lowbrow and highbrow topics alike in his memoir; critic John Powers says the chronicle is sunny and hopeful — just like Ebert himself.
Film critic Roger Ebert is famous for arguing about movies on TV with Gene Siskel. Now that cancer surgeries have left him without the ability to speak, Ebert has found a new voice online. Melissa Block visits him at his Chicago home to talk about his memoir, Life Itself.
Roger Ebert's new memoir does him the favor of undoing the damage of popular deification to reintroduce you to a more complex and thoughtful writer.
Dan Kois picks five hilarious new books to lift you out of the summer swelter. Go ahead: Laugh, giggle or guffaw until you sweat!
Actors posing for photographer Howard Schatz's book In Character: Actors Acting weren't allowed to just sit pretty. Schatz gave them dramatic scenarios, and then captured the expressive results. Schatz and actress Martha Plimpton, who is among those featured, talk about the book.
The "thumbs up" maven discusses the films he tends to watch over and over, from The Searchers to Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Many of those favorites are included in Ebert's new book, The Great Movies II.