Books

  • Prince Talks! A Life Off the Record

    Prince Talks! A Life Off the Record

    Neal's memoir of his 31-year friendship of Prince, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in April 2020.

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  • Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip

    Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis M

    There's an old Yiddish saying: two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead. But two living…

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  • The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews

    The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of

    Yiddish—an oft-considered "gutter" language—is an unlikely survivor of the ages, much like the Jews themselves. Its survival has been an…

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  • Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self-Loathing Jew

    Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Sel

    Neal Karlen describes the rejection and subsequent embrace of the Jewish faith, remembering his childhood as the son of Orthodox…

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  • Slouching Toward Fargo

    Slouching Toward Fargo

    The author of Babes In Toyland describes his two-year odyssey with the St. Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team, describing the…

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  • Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book

    Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book

    Presented in the form of a "diary," a witty portrait of Jenny McCarthy vividly captures all of the day-to-day drama,…

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  • Babe in Boyland

    Babe in Boyland

    The first woman to host her own national talk-radio sports show speaks her mind about the world of sports, the…

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  • Babes in Toyland The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band

    Babes in Toyland The Making and Selling

    An eye-opening glimpse inside the world of contemporary rock music describes the discovery of a Minneapolis female band and follows…

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