Reviews

Live at the Fillmore East & West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends

Lyons Press, 2014

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Glatt presents a definitive analysis of the rock music industry from Fillmore founder Bill Graham’s birth in 1931 to the theaters’ closing 40 years later. As a reference tool, music buffs and casual fans alike will find this volume indispensable.
– Publisher’s Weekly

Rage & Roll: Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock

Birch Lane Press, 1993

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“ … a fast-moving, colorful and well-researched portrait of the king of rock promotion … Glatt limns an abrasive, hot-tempered impresario derailed by cocaine, ego and self-doubt, who slept with a girlfriend while his wife went into labor with their child.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

“An extraordinary, exhaustively researched book on the tempestuous Graham.”
– Steve Morse, The Boston Globe

“Rage & Roll is great reading for those interested in Bill Graham’s rise to the pinnacle of power.”
– Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner

“Glatt has provided readers with an evocative portrait of one of rock’s most compelling and important figures … an engrossing rock book.” – The San Jose Mercury News

The Chieftains: The Authorized Biography

St. Martin’s Press 1997

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“A fascinating and well-written book about one of the greatest groups.”
– Billboard

“This revealing book tells [The Chieftains’] own story for the first time, with insight, wit and charm.”
– Read Ireland Book News

“John Glatt, journalist and biographer provides an entertaining insight into the world’s foremost folk music ensemble.”
– Rambles

Lost In Hollywood – The Fast Times and Short Life of River Phoenix

Donald I. Fine, Inc 1995

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“A compelling and perceptive piece of work.”
– Northampton Chronicle and Echo

“John Glatt’s well-researched biography, featuring interviews with those who knew River Phoenix best, is a very moving tribute to the talented actor.”
– The Southern Daily Echo

“This insightful biography will help you understand River Phoenix.”
– The Bay of Plenty Times

The Royal House of Monaco

St. Martin’s Press 1998

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“How do you say ‘juicy’ in French?
– People Magazine

“A real guilty pleasure.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“[Glatt] certainly comes through with the goods … recommended.”
– Library Journal

“A Winner.”
– Kirkus Reviews

True Crime

“John Glatt is one of the finest true crime craftsmen writing today.”
– Harold Goldberg, VH1.com

“[A] true crime page turner.
– East Bay Express on The Doctor’s Wife.

“Author John Glatt goes behind the headlines and into the heart of this fascinating case.”
– Bookcrossing.com on Cradle of Death.

“This is a great true crime book.”
– Bookreporter.com on Deadly American Beauty.

“Definitive tales of a dozen sets of twins gone bad.”
– Twinstuff.com on Evil Twins.

“Fascinating reading.”
– Arizona Republic on Evil Twins.

“A blockbuster.”
– The Globe on Depraved.

“An exhaustive account … A creepy but mesmerizing read.”
– Woman’s Own on Depraved.

“A shocking expose of clergymen who kill.”
– National Examiner on For I Have Sinned.

“Despite the book’s sunny setting, its evocations of the no-hopers who populate this tale create a mood of relentless darkness.”
– Crime Magazine on Cries in the Desert.