Search Results: "Aaron T. Beck"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A provocative and most timely report in this era of ethnic cleansing abroad and high-school shootings at home."
A reflective consideration of the dysfunctional thinking that results in acts ranging from verbal abuse on the personal level to mass murder on the societal level, as well as suggestions for remedying these problems. Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY IN THE BALLET by Robert Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Alas, not the stuff of dreams for balletomane readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes and tutus are the stuff of dreams for a rabbit. Read full book review >

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PIERRE LE POOF! by Andrea Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's a charming enough canine caper, but, like Pierre, it lacks the vigor of the classic Harry the Dirty Dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pampered poodle dreams of running free while his owner preps him to be a champion show-dog in this first of a projected series of Pierre adventures. Read full book review >

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PEPITO THE BRAVE by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sly, assuring, and paint-box bright, this is a snappy salute to independence and adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Newcomer Beck's book has two winning ingredients: an engaging, spunky main character and the kind of color last seen 50 years ago on fruit-crate labels: buffed but with bite, the better to get your attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"When the tension- and suspense-free climax finally occurs, it's hard to care. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Focusing on secondary characters from This Book Isn't Fat, It's Fabulous (2008), this companion novel falls flat. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF KALI-RA by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 1999

"Not much more suspense than its Fu Manchu models, but a broadly comic Midsummer Night's Penny Dreadful—or, as one cast member sagely dubs it, 'an uplifting story of madness and wellness.'"
Valerian Ricardo, author of the fabulously trashy adventures of the beauteous Kali-Ra, Queen of Doom, died years ago—even the copyright on his Edgar Rice Burroughs—esque fantasies has lapsed—but they're back in the news again now that fairy godmother Nadia Wentworth, the bankable Hollywood star of the opulent bustline and limited vocabulary, has discovered them and decided that she was born to play the Queen of Doom. Read full book review >

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SECRETLY HERS  by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A smart, fun, sexy, and very contemporary romance."
A lusty, secret agreement leads to friendship and love for two 30-somethings in Beck's second Sterling Canyon romance (Accidentally Hers, 2015). Read full book review >

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A HOPELESS CASE by K.K. Beck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"Manages to stay just this side of silliness and be mildly entertaining in the process."
Here, the author moves away from her frequent 20's milieu (Peril Under the Palms, etc.) and into the life of one Jane da Silva, expatriate widow of a racing-car driver, brought back from Europe to her Seattle hometown by a legacy from her uncle Harold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even skeptics will find magic in this story, and parents of a Down syndrome child will cherish it."
Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad memoirs of a young mother awaiting the birth of a Down syndrome baby while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. Read full book review >