Rogak, Lisa

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Who Is Alex Trebek? A Biography

With Trebek’s public battle with pancreatic cancer, it’s hard not to ascribe a eulogistic tone to this work. Nevertheless, Rogak’s work is a well-crafted biography that will especially appeal to Jeopardy! fans.

Cats on the Job: 50 Fabulous Felines Who Purr, Mouse, and Even Sing for Their Supper

Going beyond the traditional roles of cats as mousers, this fun and lighthearted book would make a great addition to any cat lover's library.

Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

Not much has been written about Stewart and this is a well-researched, well-written addition to the biography genre that readers will welcome.

And Nothing but the Truthiness

Though chiefly assembled from previously published interviews, this is the first major biography of Colbert and one fans will appreciate. With the 2012 election ramping up, there will be interest in this complete and compelling look at the wildly popular anti-news commentator. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/11.]

My Song

An enjoyable read recommended to all NBA and O'Neal fans.—Todd Spires, Bradley Univ. Lib., Peoria, IL

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