Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 15)

Turnip Juice & Satisfaction by D. M. Sykes
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2014

"Witty, wise and full of insights."
An entertaining collection of original aphorisms, irreverent quips and offbeat wordplay by new author Sykes. Read full book review >
The Little Book of Leadership Wisdom by Charles D. Harpool
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"Though small in size, this book steals the secrets of giants."
Snippets from captains, kings and trailblazers throughout history. Read full book review >

SELECTED SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Theodore Roosevelt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Intriguing pieces, unobtrusively and skillfully edited, that form both a time and a timeless capsule."
An eclectic collection from the highly literate and scholarly president of the United States. Read full book review >
MORAL IMAGINATION by David Bromwich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"Bibliophiles, scholars and concerned citizens—all will find provocation and enlightenment here."
A collection of (mostly) recent essays that range in focus from moral philosophy to American history to book reviews to op-ed. Read full book review >
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fierce, razor-sharp, heartwarming nonfiction debut."
A dazzling collection of essays on the human condition. Read full book review >

SPEAKING OF ETHICS by Joseph Chuman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 20, 2014

"Critical reading not only for those who want to improve the world, but also for those who think we shouldn't bother."
This collection of essays, taken from talks given by the author to Ethical Culture audiences over a 35-year span, explores the philosophy and history of ethics. Read full book review >
THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE by David Giffels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"These seasoned dispatches convey an important narrative of regional marginalization; Giffels' work deserves to avoid that fate."
Appealing, original fusion of personal essay collection and Rust Belt post-mortem. Read full book review >
SOMETHING THERE IS by David Sayre
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 18, 2014

"Thoughtful, elegantly written essays for philosophical ponderers."
In this well-written collection of essays styled as letters to his children and grandchildren, an engineer, businessman and father makes his case for "a rational faith." Read full book review >
Puddles from a Drooling Mind by Denis Joseph Stemmle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2014

"A wide-ranging, ultimately quite charming personal manifesto of faith, humor and inquiry."
A series of personal reflections on the nature of faith in the modern world. Read full book review >
AMERICAN CORNBALL by Christopher Miller
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2014

"A good-natured, entertaining read. It doesn't make Family Circus any funnier, but it explains good bits of Blondie and Snuffy Smith."
An alphabetical history of "things that used to make Americans laugh." Read full book review >
WISE LATINAS by Jennifer De Leon
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 1, 2014

"The abundance of high-quality material makes the book hard to put down. While it focuses on Latina experiences, the emotional truths these writers express have a broader resonance."
This aptly named collection of essays lives up to its title, a reference to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's quote that a "wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." Read full book review >
MFA VS NYC by Chad Harbach
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Essential insights, masterfully assembled, on the precarious state of American publishing."
A cast of literary professionals offers an entertaining bounty of experience, opinions and advice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >