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Associated Press, November 10, 2014

Boston Globe, November 8, 2014

Conan O'Brien Jibber Jabber, April 19, 2016

New York Times, November 17, 2014

New York Times Sunday Book Review, December 3, 2014

New York Review of Books, March 19, 2015

New Yorker, November 17, 2014

USA Today, November 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2014

Washington Post, December 5, 2014

"Bob Hope was an entertainment colossus, shrewd and influential well beyond show business. Richard Zoglin’s biography captures it all--the public and private Hope."
Tom Brokaw

"This beautifully written volume is, at last, the book about Bob Hope. Zoglin covers everything: the early life, the sky-rocketing triumphs in every medium, the life-risking--and ego-feeding--patriotism that spanned the globe, bringing laughter (and gorgeous ladies) to our troops in wartime, the wealth, the women, the quirks, the warts, the temper, the cheapness, the touching generosity, the fabulous talent and the genius-managed career."
Dick Cavett

"Richard Zoglin's fascinating biography is as close as we're ever going to get to one of the most opaque human beings ever to become justifiably world-famous. Bob Hope lived so long that it's easy to forget how original he was, not to mention brilliantly funny and attractive. It's all here: the women, the politics, the amazing career, the selfless devotion to American soldiers, the unexpected empathy, and, thank God, the laughter."
Scott Eyman, author of John Wayne: The Life and Legend

"A wonderful biography by Richard Zoglin. For me it's a feast."
Woody Allen