Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 55)

I WEAR THE BLACK HAT by Chuck Klosterman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fine return to form for Klosterman, blending Big Ideas with heavy metal, The Wire, Batman and much more."
Of John Rawls and Keith Richards: Klosterman (The Visible Man, 2011, etc.) returns with a pop-culture-laden meditation on the bad guys of the world and what they mean. Read full book review >
SHUT UP, YOU'RE WELCOME by Annie Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Will leave readers laughing one moment, bemused the next."
A saucy, comical retrospective on growing up Korean in the United States. Read full book review >

TO AMERICA WITH LOVE by A.A. Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"A stirring, funny, thought-provoking appreciation of the place, the idea, the experiment, the United States of America."
An ardent mash note to the vast, vital nation that confounds and beguiles its European cousins in equal measure. Read full book review >
Ruminations on the Distortion of Oil Prices and Crony Capitalism by Raymond J. Learsy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 8, 2013

"A rallying cry for readers who feel ripped off at the gas pumps."
In this fiery collection of blog posts, veteran commodities trader Learsy (Oil and Finance, 2012, etc.) rails against the global oil-industry. Read full book review >
THE ENTREPRENEURS by Kip Marlow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"Though it just scratches the surface, this worthy book offers entrepreneurial cheerleading for anyone thinking about starting a business."
A retired entrepreneur and business radio show host offers thumbnail profiles of entrepreneurs in an engaging format that makes for light, quick reading. Read full book review >

MISE EN PLACE OF LIFE by Catherine A. Di Giovanni
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"A short, poignant collection of expressions capturing a year of recovery and hope."
In this short book of journal entries, photos, recipes and poems, Di Giovanni recounts the harrowing tale of a car accident that changed her life and career. Read full book review >
BUILDING GREAT SENTENCES by Brooks Landon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 25, 2013

"Passionate and erudite, but with sharply focused appeal."
Veteran professor Landon (English/Univ. of Iowa; Understanding Thomas Berger, 2009, etc.) urges a return to the sentence theories and pedagogy of Francis Christensen, whose ideas about cumulative sentences held sway for about a decade 40 years ago. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 25, 2013

"An intriguing assortment of work from an athlete with a lot on his mind."
NFL punter Kluwe riffs on everything from social justice to dinosaur obsessions in a lively collection of stories, essays, letters and poems. Read full book review >
101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Meghan, on Beginning College by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 24, 2013

"Endearingly written and easy to read, parents unsure about how to talk to their college-bound kids may find this slim, conventional book helpful."
Wood's (101 Things I Want to Say to My Son, Joshua, on Graduating College, 2013)latest is acollection of wisdom, warnings and reminders for young adults and their parents. Read full book review >
PLAIN DOCTORING by Richard Moskowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2013

"An eye-opening but heavy-handed look at the medical profession from a doctor who turned his back on its standard practices."
In an essay collection that's part memoir, part homeopathy textbook, a doctor embraces the ideals of patient-centered treatment and attacks hallmarks of traditional medicine, including vaccination. Read full book review >
SPELL IT OUT by David Crystal
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 18, 2013

"An entertaining mixture of erudition, attitude and wit that crackles, spits and sparkles."
A noted linguistics scholar and prolific author asks and answers the question, "Why do we spell words the way we do?" Read full book review >
YES, I COULD CARE LESS by Bill Walsh
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 18, 2013

"A frisky reminder that usage issues are part convention, part passion."
A copy editor at the Washington Post returns with his third rant-cum-English usage manual (Lapsing into a Comma, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >