by Sam Wasson
December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
November 7, 2013 A new biography from Sam Wasson examines the life and legacy of the Broadway, TV and film director Bob Fosse, who is known for such game-changing entertainments as Cabaret, Liza With A Z and Chicago. NPR's Bob Mondello says the book has both substantial research and vivid descriptions.
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November 2, 2013 The choreographer known for jazz hands and the bump and grind was not afraid of death as much as he feared not being brilliant. Host Scott Simon speaks with Sam Wasson, author of Fosse, a new biography about the iconic dancer, choreographer, screenwriter and director.
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The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's was specially designed by Hubert de Givenchy.
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July 30, 2010 In 1961, the character Audrey Hepburn brought to life in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's captured the imagination of an America on the cusp of a sexual revolution. Writer Sam Wasson shows how Hollywood made a hit out of a story about a call girl.
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May 29, 2010 Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Lucia Silva and Daniel Goldin. Their selections for summertime reading include books about small-town America, a polygamist father in over his head, and a postmistress in New England during World War II.
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