Meet our Fab Book Critic

FOF Linda Wolfe is a journalist, essayist and fiction writer who happened to move to a new apartment right next door to the Faboverfifty offices. Our brilliant neighbor has written hundreds of articles for publications including New York magazine, the New York Times  and Vanity Fair. She’s also written ten books, many of them about famous crimes, both contemporary and historic. WASTED, her brilliantly researched look at the infamous “Preppie Murder,” received an Edgar Award nomination and was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.”

For 12 years, Linda has been a judge for the National Book Critics Circle, an organization that bestows highly coveted awards to the year’s “Best” works of fiction, nonfiction, autobiography, biography, poetry and criticism. Naturally, we asked her to review books for Faboverfifty.  Luckily, she agreed.

You can read her fabulous recommendations, here.

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  • Ellen Roddick

    Hi Linda,

    I was married to Walter Meade when you and I knew each other in Manhattan. I am delighted to discover your blog. Anne, the friend from whom I just heard about you, lives in the same building as Ellen Schechter and admires her and her memoir.

    Anne sent the link to your memoir reviews, because I have written a memoir–The Bipolar, Bicoastal, Roller-Coaster Ride: A Life of Privilege and Crisis. Phyllis Westberg has it under submission.

    I just subscribed to your newsletter and look forward to readint it.

    Ellen Roddick (Meade)

  • Hilary Chalmers

    Help! How do I get in touch with Linda? I am trying to contact her to get reprint permission for a piece from her book, The Literary Gourmet and I’m on deadline.

  • Josephine Carr

    Dear Linda Wolfe:

    Can I entice you to read my new novel, THE RABBI’S MOTHER?

    After having been published for my entire career by such houses as NAL/Penguin and HarperCollins, I’m jumping on the self-publishing bandwagon with this new mystery series, in which a glorious older Jewish woman (“the rabbi’s mother”) finally discovers her purpose in life: to solve murder mysteries.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Josephine Carr

  • Diane

    HI Linda,

    My book, “How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps – Culinary Adventures in Paris and Provence” has won an award from Gourmand International. I will be traveling to Paris in March to accept the award and do research for my next book.

    Would you be interested in receiving a review copy?


    • admin

      Hi Diane,

      Thanks for sharing. Please e-mail me directly at to discuss our book review program and how your book can be included.

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    I know it’s a long shot, but any chance you’d review my novel, SHEETROCK ANGEL?

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