Saturday, May 26, 2012

Steve Guttenberg's 6 favorite books

Steve Guttenberg starred in such films as Diner, The Boys From Brazil, Cocoon, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, and Short Circuit. His new memoir is The Guttenberg Bible.

One of Guttenberg's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Last Boy by Jane Leavy

Leavy, who's also written about Sandy Koufax, interviewed more than 500 people to craft this wonderful biography of Mickey Mantle. The Mick's upbringing in tiny Commerce, Okla.; his early years; the "tape-measure" 565-foot home run; and the alcoholism that killed him are all illuminated in this account of what it is like to be the best, and to have a mind full of contradictions. Not for everybody, just the serious baseball fan.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue