Search Results: "Al Yankovic"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Al Yankovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"In children's books, as in satire, less is more—here's hoping Weird Al's next effort is both tighter and funnier. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A disappointing exploration of career options from an entertainer who should know better. Read full book review >

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MY NEW TEACHER AND ME! by Al Yankovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Sure to feed imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A by-the-rules teacher and a tall-tale-telling student don't see eye to eye on the first day of school in Yankovic's rhyming salute to the power of the imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Al Yankovic
by Al Yankovic, illustrated by Wes Hargis, developed by Bean Creative
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Fans will love that Mr. Yankovic himself provides the optional narration and all sound effects (including all gorilla grunts and snail cheers), injecting just a bit of the 'Weird' that is missing from the print version back into the mix. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Voiced in rhymed couplets with a conscious tip of the hat to Seuss and Silverstein, this adaptation of the recently published book adds even more elements to an already overstuffed story—with unexpectedly good results. Read full book review >

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 However, Isaac's Storm is not out of date and deserves its place as the recommended version."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

BOOK REVIEW

Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE by Al Gore
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion."
A tour de force of Big Picture thinking in which the former vice president gets his inner wonk on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"So consider buying the book, displaying it, and hoping for the best."
Senator Gore (Tennessee), who was known as the environmental candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination last time around, says here that he strayed from that concentration when pollsters steered him onto other issues—and that he now has redirected himself to saving the earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >