Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 15)

YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL by David McCullough Jr.
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2014

"Neither sage nor curmudgeon, McCullough is a thoughtful pre-Socratic without a schadenfreude-soaked bone in his body."
The cult of exceptionalism, like celebrity worship, is draining us of our humanity and joy, suggests high school teacher McCullough, whose expertise comes from having nearly three decades of teaching experience and four children of his own. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2014

"A strikingly insightful gem."
Proverbs for modernity. Read full book review >

SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"These richly detailed and forthright interviews offer unique perspectives on the inspirations and creativity of writers."
Notable writers talk candidly about their lives and work. Read full book review >
RADIANT TRUTHS by Jeff Sharlet
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"The pieces are heterodox enough to have commonality only insofar as they address questions of the great beyond, but readers will find plenty here to sustain questions—and perhaps even a few answers—of their own."
Sharlet (English/Dartmouth Coll.; Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between, 2011, etc.) assembles a highly literate potpourri of writings about religion, faith and other manifestations of "the production of social life." Read full book review >
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERT by Robert M. Macala
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 23, 2014

"A hilarious, beauteous collection of immigrant tales."
Macala recounts the tall tales of his multinational Eastern European family. Read full book review >

THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >
"I Know Better" by Martin Dorenbush
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 2014

"A quick, welcoming read full of infectiously positive retirement advice from a man enjoying it."
As much an anecdotal meditation as an instructional guide, Dorenbush's (Senior Online Dating, 2013) follow-up to his first book is a sensible, contagiously delightful look at the golden years. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >