Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 206)

Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fans of popular-science writing and Arctic buffs alike will learn much from Arms's adventure. (Author tour)"
A tale of science and discovery on the high, frozen seas. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"These are, indeed, stories of an intimate nature: sensuous, unsparing, carefully mulled, razor sharp."
A splendid, multihued collection of writings by women on their kinship with animals, edited by Hogan (Solar Storms, 1995, etc.), Metzger (Writing for Your Life, not reviewed), and Peterson (Sister Stories, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

THE THREAT by David M. Jacobs
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Jacobs knows that people think he's crazy. Read full book review >
HEART OF HOME by Ted Kerasote
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Kerasote's acclaimed Bloodties (1993) contrasted trophy and subsistence hunting; these essays stake out a middle ground between those poles, posing hard questions about the ethics of hunting and fishing practiced by America's ``recreational'' outdoorsmen. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"What might have been a story of mountain savvy, courage, and luck turns into an embarrassment of clichÇs. (photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
A storm-of-the-decade, bashing the slopes of Denali, holds climbing enthusiast Kocour ``hostage to the dark side of mountaineering''—and she holds readers hostage to the dark side of outdoors writing. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Now that gold is the master, the ancient rhythms receding, Manning hopes that nature won't become a bit of history along the Big Blackfoot."
The Blackfoot River is in trouble, and its woes are described with anger and clarity by Manning (Grassland, 1995, etc.) in this elegiac account. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Ocean''—and, thanks to the author's down-to-earth style, a pleasure to read."
A fact-finding tour of troubled waters. Read full book review >
NAFANUA by Paul Alan Cox
Released: Dec. 4, 1997

"A lively, useful work."
Cox (Botany/Brigham Young Univ.) details the tribulations of protecting a small patch of unique forest in this story of his field days in Western Samoa. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The only thing that blows harder than a high Tibetan wind is Peissel himself. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Potentially fascinating rambles in remote Tibet are trashed by Peissel's (The Secret War in Tibet, 1973, etc.) chest-thumping and gratuitous opining. Read full book review >
NATURE WARS by Mark L. Winston
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"Like a new Rachel Carson for the new millennium, Winston delivers a nontoxic dose of much-needed common sense."
Call it a long shot, a miracle even, but Winston (The Biology of the Honey Bee, not reviewed) manages to shape the art and science of pest management into a fascinating subject. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"Such a pall of anger and defensiveness hangs over Boukreev's account that only those with a personal interest in his reputation will find much solace in his story."
Mountain guide Boukreev tells his version of the events of the May 1996 Mt. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Though she'll go to almost any length to muscle out a story, Maxwell writes with refreshingly little machismo."
A wryly told, delightful mÇlange of footloose chronicles by a sometimes anxious wanderer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >