"Scintillating . . . There's an enormous amount of scholarship here, yet the story never drags, so adroitly does [Wasson] blend his material into a fluent narrative around evocative scenes where character emerges novelistically."
--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "Here's something you can't say about many celebrity biographies: at nearly 750 pages, it feels like it ends too soon . . . A pure joy to read, cover to cover."
--"Booklist" "Lushly researched . . . [Wasson] has amassed a mountain of data about Fosse but has sculpted it into something moving and memorable. . . . Graceful prose creates a richly detailed and poignant portrait." --"Kirkus "(starred review) "Deep inside this comprehensive study, Sam Wasson uses a phrase to describe the movie "Cabaret" 'the bejeweling of horror.' Bob Fosse's whole life was something like that, a man who created magnificent, bejeweled art at personal cost. It's an American story, powerfully told."
-- Paul Hendrickson, author of "Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost" "I tore through this masterful biography, loving it from beginning to end. Wasson writes with a verve ideally tuned to his subject, sparkling with wit and fresh insight. . . . This is a life lived large -- and dangerously -- amid cultural currents that propelled and inspired Fosse as a dancer, choreographer, and director. In "Fosse," Sam Wasson energetically and authoritatively brings it all into sharp focus, with uncanny depth and perception."
-- Sally Bedell Smith, author of "Elizabeth the Queen" "Hard work is evident in the intricate depiction of a complicated, brilliant man...A thoroughly researched and fascinating look at Fosse, viewed through the relationships and work that defined him. Highly recommended for theater or movie aficionados, aspiring performers, and fans of engrossing biography."
--Library Journal, STARRED review "Unlike countless biographies of artists and performers, "Fosse" does not rely on dime-store psychshow more