Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 9)

I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY I AM by Jenny Mollen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"A simple exercise comprised of equal parts crass, snarky humor and narcissistic blather."
Actress Mollen delivers a collection of 15 raunchy essays. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO THE CORNFIELD by Alipio Baldi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 17, 2014

"A three-dimensional look at major developments in conservative politics and culture."
Baldi (The Grand Experiment: What Went Wrong?, 2012, etc.) presents a collection of philosophical musings, political commentaries and general thoughts on life. Read full book review >

SMALL THINGS CONSIDERED by Joel Schwartzberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 15, 2014

"Many parents, divorced or not, will see reflections of themselves in this pleasant collection."
A collection of humorous, sometimes poignant essays from an award-winning writer and happily divorced father who confesses to hating kids' music but loving Barry Manilow tunes. Read full book review >
DISTANT NEIGHBORS by Wendell Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Candid, introspective and often deeply philosophical, these letters offer intimate glimpses into the lives and minds of two influential contemporary writers."
A collection of letters chronicling two writers' friendship and common interests in nature and faith. Read full book review >
YOU ANIMAL MACHINE (THE GOLDEN GREEK) by Eleni Sikelianos
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 3, 2014

"This is writing and reading as adventure, where every page can bring a different sort of revelation."
A wonderfully strange and inventive book by a professor and poet who combines various forms into an unclassifiable whole. Read full book review >

A LITERARY EDUCATION AND OTHER ESSAYS by Joseph Epstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2014

"Lots of erudition and bloody (right-ish) fun."
A curmudgeonly cultural critic collects a potpourri of his pieces from the past 30 years, most from Commentary and the Weekly Standard. Read full book review >
Phoning Home by Jacob M Appel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2014

"Entertaining, intelligent and compassionate essays that provoke reflection."
In these essays, a noted bioethicist takes a thoughtful, wry look at his personal life as a way to touch on larger issues. Read full book review >
FEARLESS GENIUS by Doug Menuez
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 27, 2014

"A vital piece of photographic history."
A pictorial and textual time machine documenting the driven personalities who pioneered the technological world from 1985 to 2000. Read full book review >
THE PEAS WERE COLD by Barry Damsky
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 21, 2014

"An often uplifting collection about life's joys, wonders and quirks, shared by a writer who experienced them all."
A new anthology of the previously published musings of an upstate New York newspaper columnist. Read full book review >
THE BROWN READER by Judy Sternlight
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2014

"For its intended audience, this collection will be a welcome souvenir."
A gathering of memories marks Brown's 250th anniversary. Read full book review >
TWICE UPON A TIME by Hari Kunzru
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014

"An aural and visual immersion like no other, showing the dimensions that 'books' can explore onscreen that they can't in print."
A visionary e-book exploring the medium's multimedia possibilities while offering meditations on the sounds of New York and the life and work of the late street composer Moondog. Read full book review >
IN THE LOOP OF EARTH AND SKY by Susan Richane
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2014

"A poetic, attentive and often rich collection."
Meditative reflections on life, spirituality and nature. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >