"Saul Steinberg: A Biography" (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), by Deirdre Bair
G.Y. Dryansky, who writes this scrumptious book with his wife, Joanne, is a longtime resident of Paris and, as senior European correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler, has had the opportunity to taste French cuisine as few have been able.
On my long shelf of biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his times I count at least eight that already touch on, and sometimes salivate over, the varied romantic and sexual escapades of both FDR and his wife, Eleanor. Does this sad world need yet another helping of salacious Rooseveltian tittle-tattle?
PARIS (Agence France-Presse) - Simone de Beauvoir was an iconic figurehead of the 20th-century struggle for women's liberation, but as France today marks the centenary of her birth, critics are taking a cold, hard look at her life and legacy.