James Andrew Miller has worked in virtually all aspects of journalism---as well as on the entertainment side of television production and development---for more than twenty years. Along with Tom Shales, he is the author of the #1 bestseller Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.Tom Shales is America's foremost television critic, having won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1989. For twenty-five years, he was film critic for National Public Radio.
"A guilty pleasure of the highest order....Live From New
York shines." ---Lev Grossman, Time
"A patchwork of backbiting, humor, intelligence, backbiting, gossip, backbiting, and backbiting." ---Newsweek
"A sharp-clawed, incisive account of how nearly three decades' worth of comic talent has emerged from a single television show." ---Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Constantly entertaining....It's revealing, it's funny, it's mesmerizing." ---Entertainment Weekly
"Refreshing....Shales and Miller paint a detailed landscape portrait of what has become an American cultural icon, one that will guide any attentive reader to a fuller understanding of comedy, TV, and the culture itself." ---Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune
"Tremendous fun." ---Rob Walker, Newsday