James Garner and Jon Winokur, The Garner Files: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, $25.99). Most ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies are a waste of time. Not so The Garner Files, which is unselfconscious, unpretentious, and ungossipy–but frank. If, like David Thomson and me, you esteem the star of Maverick, The Rockford Files, and Support Your Local Sheriff! as one of Hollywood’s outstanding on-camera craftsmen, you’ll gallop through it with delight. I only wish it were twice as long (TT).