Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: My Life by Sophia Loren (Atria Books, 352 pages, November 4)
International film star and winner of numerous acting awards, Sophia Loren tells us all about her remarkable life and work in Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Born into poverty in Naples during the 1930s, Loren worked her way into the limelight by winning pageants and starring in films opposite actors like Cary Grant and Marlon Brando. The first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, Loren is as fascinating as her memoir promises to be.
So, Anyway... by John Cleese (Crown Archetype, 400 pages, November 4)
I'm sorry, but how can you not want to read something written by the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot? In So, Anyway..., Cleese traces his path from Cambridge and The Frost Report to Monty Python's Flying Circus, reinforcing why he's one of the funniest people ever to walk this planet.