Search Results: "Al Roker"


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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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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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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 However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."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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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 >

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NATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Multiple copies should be in every school and library. (acknowledgements, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A bestselling tie-in book, now adapted for middle- and high-school readers by Jane O'Connor, accompanied the award-winning documentary film about global warming, from Vice President Gore. Read full book review >

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COLD NIGHT by Al Sarrantonio
Released: March 20, 1989

Jack Paine, a tortured ex-cop now working for a Yonkers, N.Y., detective agency, is the depressed hero of this uneven hard-boiled melodrama—which begins when tycoon Morris Grumbach, a recent widower, hangs himself in a hotel room. . .just after putting in a bizarre phone-call to shamus Paine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A good-humored account of an uncommonly productive life, which belies the notion that nice guys finish last. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 75,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An agreeably upbeat and anecdotal memoir from the corporate executive who kept American Airlines flying during a period of notable turbulence. Read full book review >

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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS by Al Czarnecki
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A constructive primer on being prepared."
Public-relations professional submits an all-business guide to managing crises. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

Five-time Emmy Award winner Franken (formerly of Saturday Night Live) becomes a political pundit with a vengeance—a vengeance directed against Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, and others of similar stripe, as well as fat old Rush. Read full book review >