Search Results: "Al Roker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Roker's account will interest readers who previously knew nothing about the Galveston hurricane. However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."
Today weather anchor Roker (Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good, 2012, etc.) recounts the hurricane that leveled Galveston, Texas, during September 1900, killing an estimated 10,000 people.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Worth skimming only if you are struggling to lose weight and considering gastric bypass surgery."
Beloved TV weatherman Roker (co-author: The Talk Show Murders, 2011, etc.) explains how he went from "morbidly obese" to fit and healthy. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT SHOW MURDERS by Al Roker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"Although Billy may be too good to be true, Roker and Lochte offer a satisfying entrée to follow the appetizer they provided in The Morning Show Murders (2009)."
A TV chef shifts both time slot and venue when his network sends him for a late-night stint in Hollywood. Read full book review >

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AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MORNING SHOW MURDERS by Al Roker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Crackling dialogue and well-crafted settings lift Roker's initial collaboration with veteran Lochte (Croaked!, 2007, etc.) above the typical celeb roman-à-clef."
NBC's Today Show weather anchor debuts with a crisp puzzler played out on and off the set of an early-morning news show. Read full book review >

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THE TALK SHOW MURDERS by Al Roker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Despite its over-the-top finale, Roker and Lochte's third is as well-paced and thoughtfully prepared as an Alice Waters tasting menu."
A celebrity chef lands in someone's crosshairs after an appearance on a daytime talk show. Read full book review >

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT by Al Roker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Sincere stories of life as working parents who value family above all else."
Well-known journalists Roker (The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, 2015, etc.) and Roberts team up to bring readers an intimate look into their family life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Indispensable for those who want to understand how news is made in the Middle East."
Portrait of the Arab world's most widely broadcast TV news station, more visible to the West after September 11th. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL CAPONE by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A serviceable addition to the extensive existing scholarship. Though intelligent and thoughtfully documented, considering the source material and colorful subject, the book is a somewhat anemic read, lacking the narrative verve readers expect from Bair."
National Book Award winner Bair (Saul Steinberg, 2012, etc.) examines the life and legend of infamous crime boss Al Capone (1899-1947). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL CAPP by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Both the light and dark sides of the man who made the country both laugh and gag."
A warts-and-all biography of the creator of "Li'l Abner." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL GORE by Betty Burford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite the clear bias in her subject's favor, Burford gives a fine account of the Vice President's career to date. (Chronology; chapter notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
It's hard not to like Al Gore—he seems such a genuinely nice guy—and this homage does nothing to sully his fine reputation. Read full book review >