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BOOK REVIEW: 'Cosby: His Life and Times' by Mark Whitaker

For many years, you spent every Thursday night in the living room of a friend — and you never left your easy chair.

BOOK REVIEW: 'In Remembrance of Emmett Till' by Darryl Mace

What, exactly, can you say about tragedy? Plenty, as you'll see in the book "In Remembrance of Emmett Till" by Darryl Mace, and the strongest words come from influential places.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Endangered' by Jean Love Cush

In the new book “Endangered” by Jean Love Cush, who’s going to save young black men?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Biology of Beating Stress' by Jeanne Ricks

These days, antacids are your most efficient office assistant. Aspirin is your co-worker. Sodium bicarbonate, your best friend. You need "The Biology of Beating Stress" by Jeanne Ricks.

BOOK REVIEW: 'No Saints around Here: A Caregiver's Days' by Susan Allen Toth

Pick up "No Saints around Here" and you'll notice something: holding it in your hands is like grasping a half-pound of pure ache.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Monster's Chef' by Jervey Tervalon

Even though there's some mild hair-raising here, this book isn't exactly a thriller and it's not a mystery. Author Jervey Tervalon's novel actually seems jumbled, in fact, although it's strangely addictive.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Good Morning, Mr. Mandela' by Zelda la Grange

For most of her life, author Zelda la Grange held beliefs that everyone around her shared. In the new book "Good Morning, Mr. Mandela," she explains how those tenets changed, and who led her there.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Laws of Wrath' by Eriq La Salle

In the new book “Laws of Wrath” by Eriq La Salle, what's good for the goose might kill the gander.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader,' edited by Michael Edmonds

You've probably heard that all your life and it's true: a lot of people have come before you to smooth your path.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Supersurvivors' by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz

Studies show that, depending on several factors, hardship may be beneficial and may even strengthen you.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Recognition' by O.H. Bennett

What you wouldn't give to spend one more day.

BOOK REVIEW: ''Til the Well Runs Dry' by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The Islands are calling you this summer. Sand, seas, sunshine — and plenty of drama, when you take "'Til the Well Runs Dry" with you.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Prodigal Son' by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Mom always liked you better.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women' by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards, foreword by Camille O. Cosby

In "The Man from Essence" by Edward Lewis, you'll see that that phenomenon crosses all industries.

BOOK REVIEW: 'All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom' by Angela Johnson, Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed.