Valerie Plame left the CIA but didn’t give up on international intrigue
Many thrillers strive for a ripped-from-the-headlines tone, but Burned, which opens with a bombing by a secret extremist group, takes authenticity to a new level. The reason is its co-author, Valerie Plame, who worked as a CIA officer before she was herself "burned." In 2003, a newspaper column about Iraq’s development ... More
Victoria Tennant’s new book reveals what life was like for her mother, famed ballerina Irina Baronova
Film star Victoria Tennant’s new book, Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, provides an intimate account of the life of her mother, the famous ballerina Irina Baronova, through a collection of breathtaking photographs, correspondence and news clippings.
When she first came across these things, Tennant wasn’t thinking about writing ... More
In her candid new memoir, Anjelica Huston tells the story of life and love in Hollywood
Anjelica Huston knows a thing or two about Hollywood. The actress, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor, has starred in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grifters, among other cult favorites films.
In her latest work, a second volume memoir titled Watch Me, Huston ... More
Kris Jenner releases a cookbook of family favorites
Kardashian-Jenner matriarch Kris Jenner has brought her talents to the kitchen. The celebrated momager released a cookbook, In the Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites, filled with nearly 70 tasty recipes approved by the palettes of her famous brood.
The family-first mother of six discovered her passion for ... More
The ‘Top Chef’ alum reveals the most important item in his culinary arsenal
As the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef and owner of New York restaurants Kin Shop and Perilla, Harold Dieterle is no stranger to innovative food preparation. However, as evidenced in his new cookbook, Harold Dieterle’s Kitchen Notebook, when it comes to creating recipes, this chef is decidedly old school: as ... More
Find out how floral phenom Jeff Leatham’s artistic inspiration comes into full bloom
There’s nothing more eye-catching than perfectly arranged flowers—except, of course, when there’s a former male model arranging them. Jeff Leatham is just that guy, and as artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris—and the florist of choice to the likes of Tina Turner, Eva Longoria and ... More
Artist Rob Mango takes readers on a beautiful journey through his new memoir, '100 Paintings An Artist’s Life in New York City'
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, artist (and passionate runner) Rob Mango “ran and dreamed of coming to New York.” After arriving in the ‘70s, Mango began capturing the nuances of the city on canvas. His new memoir, 100 Paintings An Artist’s Life in New York City, is a collection ... More
The world-famous chef and author of 'Plenty More' on the ingredients he can’t live without
There are few chefs who have the international name recognition that Yotam Ottolenghi does. In addition to being the very busy proprietor of four gourmet delis and one formal restaurant, the Israeli-born, London-based chef is a reliable presence in kitchens around the world thanks to cookbooks including Ottolenghi, Plenty and ... More
American designer Tory Burch debuts a coffee table book, Tory Burch In Color, all about hues
Organized by color, Tory Burch In Color (out now) illustrates Tory Burch's lifestyle—from fashion to culture, entertaining, design, travel and beauty. Oh, and philanthropy: All gross proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their ... More