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Ed Kemper: Conversations with a Killer; The Shocking True Story of the Co-Ed Butcher

Recent Netflix programming has sparked renewed interest in the Co-Ed Killings, and Matera provides a modern update on Kemper, who’s now in declining health and likely unaware of his internet presence. However, the book’s tone often feels more indulgent than instructive.
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Hosted Horror on Television: The Films and Faces of Shock Theater, Creature Features and Chiller Theater

Markusen takes a successful stab at horror history, but television historians might feel the cut.
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It Never Ends: A Memoir with Nice Memories!

A radio deejay should be loud and opinionated, and Scharpling doesn’t disappoint. Though the book will appeal mostly to his fanbase (who will learn that Scharpling isn’t his real name), his stories are accessible to a wider audience. Be warned, though: He has little use for conservatives, Billy Joel, or the pizza in Toronto.
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The Truth About the O. J. Simpson Trial: By the Architect of the Defense

Headstrong and unwavering, Bailey centers himself as the brains of the Dream Team and reiterates main points of the Simpson case in a cogent, if biased fashion.
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Resistance

Thought-provoking elements fail to cohere in this underwhelming graphic novel.
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Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades

Steinberg hits the history harder than the comedy and presents himself as a pivotal figure. Comedy fans who remember his onscreen work will likely agree with his self-assessment and enjoy his book.
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Moonlighting: An Oral History

Moonlighting was never syndicated, the DVDs are out of print, and tricky music rights have kept the show off streaming services. Ryan’s work is truly a labor of love, and fans will appreciate his effort, but readers unfamiliar with the series can skip this.

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Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the ’80s Films That Defined Us

A skilled film critic, Koresky guides readers through salient plot points instead of rehashing entire films, but his real talent is using cinema as a starting point for conversation. This intimate, probing work will appeal to hard-core cinephiles, lovers of memoirs, and many other readers.

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When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today

Armstrong preserves an important part of television’s--and women’s--history in this engaging book.

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