11:00am PT by Andy Lewis
Summer Reading Guide: 4 Must-Read True-Life Tales
This story first appeared in the May 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
1. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
What sounds like an unworkable mashup — a witty comedian and a distinguished NYU sociology professor on love and relationships — just might be the Reese’s of relationship books: Two great tastes that go great together.
2. Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
The longtime New Yorker writer and celebrated author (Cold New World is considered one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the ’90s) returns with a memoir about being a surfing junkie since boyhood and chasing waves around the world.
3. Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty by Robert Lacey
Ford, the Jewish girl who invented the supermodel at the agency she formed with husband Jerry in 1946, is described by Lacey as "a mixture of Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Walters, but tougher."
4. Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me ... by Stevie Phillips
Phillips traces her life from being Judy Garland’s assistant to becoming one of the few women agents (she repped Liza Minnelli and Robert Redford) to a third career as a Broadway producer.