Search Results: "A.E. Hotchner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Upbeat words of wisdom about aging with dignity and spunk."
Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's (Paul and Me: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman, 2010, etc.) witty ruminations about the art of living well into old age. Read full book review >

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LOUISIANA PURCHASE by A.E. Hotchner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 1996

"Hotchner's name will pull in some readers, but this is finally a curious, shoddy, and uneven production even by Hotchner's standards."
Old pro Hotchner, known for the biography Papa Hemingway (1966) and a downbeat account of the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, Blown Away (1991), turns in a breezy historical in time for Independence Day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2010

"An intimate, uplifting account of a profound friendship and a boyish lark that grew into a spectacularly successful enterprise."
Playwright and biographer Hotchner (The Good Life According to Hemingway, 2008, etc.) affectionately reflects on his decades-long friendship with iconic actor Paul Newman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Amusing, readable, occasionally moving account of life during wartime by a frustrated would-be hero."
Whimsical, at times poignant memoir of the WWII. Read full book review >

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HEMINGWAY IN LOVE by A.E. Hotchner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Papa's relationships with women have been so amply explored that this memoir offers little that is fresh or illuminating."
Hemingway loved Hadley best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Charming reminiscences by a couple of merry pranksters who hit upon a happy accident in the chemistry lab that allowed them to remain true to their values."
Actor Newman and writer Hotchner (The Day I Fired Alan Ladd, 2002, etc.) recount their joint adventure delivering Newman's Own salad dressing to the American public, "a triumph of irresponsibility over reason." Read full book review >

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH PIRATE PETE AND PIRATE JOE by A.E. Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Yos and Hos galore. (Easy reader. 6-8)"

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CHINATOWN ANGEL by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"It's all been done before and better. The plot is so-so, but the repartee is awful."
The forgettable debut of New York shamus Chico Santana. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERMAN PROJECT by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chico's warmth and appeal are undeniable, but the plot goes beyond implausible."
In his second adventure (Chinatown Angel, 2009), Bronx peeper Chico Santana searches for an old pal and gets caught in the coils of a cult. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE’S ROSE by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"Pinpoint historical details never overwhelm the force of the story, emotions ring true throughout, and the large cast of characters comes vividly to life, none more than Charlotte, strong and lovely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cannon (On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, p. 650, etc.) returns after several years with an engrossing, detailed, thoroughly real story of faith, family, and community. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF NOTHING by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Fiddler shines as he struts his stuff, but too many yakuzas spoil the sushi."
Trouble follows a cursed Japanese samurai sword that Rory Cairns brought home from the war—and left to his adventurer/detective friend Fiddler (Money Burns, etc.) on his abrupt demise. Read full book review >