Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 08/21/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/21/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>THE GOOD TIMES Columnist Russell Baker writes of his life in journalism in a memoir whose cast of notable characters includes Queen Elizabeth II, Lyndon Johnson and Lucy Elizabeth Baker, Russell's mother. (Morrow)

LIPSTICK TRACES This history of the rebels of popular culture by critic Greil Marcus is as off-beat as the scruffy punk rockers he sees as archetypal: the Sex Pistols. (Harvard)

FIRE & FEAR Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson comes across as just about as big a terror out of the ring as he is in it in this biography by ex-boxer (and ex-Tyson pal) Jose Torres. (Warner)

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