Picks and Pans Review: What I'm Reading This Summer
•Jessica Simpson I was reading James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas on the plane and I was literally sobbing. [My husband] Nick [Lachey] was trying to comfort me. It was amazing.
•Mimi Rogers Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Beautifully written, incredibly poetic. It's this amazing [novel] about what seems to be a horrible terrorist incident and the transformative effect music and art can have on everyone.
•Luke Wilson A book about [The Wild Bunch director] Sam Peckinpah called Peckinpah: Portrait in Montage by Garner Simmons. I'm a fan of his movies.
•Albert Brooks Hillary Clinton's book Living History. I think I already know the story, but I'm going to read it anyway.
•Christian Slater My wife gave me a book called The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida. It's a guide book and a self-help, sex-ed book. It's helped me a great deal.
•Soledad O'Brien I'm just finishing Augusten Burroughs's Dry. It's about his drug-and-alcohol rehab.