Search Results: "Alan Eisenstock"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"What does it all mean? Eisenstock: 'Do you think sports talk radio is a fad?' Sports fan and sports-talk junkie: 'No, unfortunately, I think it's here forever.'"
It's clear from Eisenstock's (Inside the Meat Grinder, 1999, etc.) meetings with sports-talk radio personalities that the fans are the real nutcases, for these gents are uniformly ingenious and interesting, if a little excitable, perhaps a bit shrill and shameless, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARRIOR by Theresa Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A courageous and inspiring memoir."
A doctor of physical therapy and former Marine lieutenant tells the story of her painful struggle with bulimia. Read full book review >

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IN STITCHES by Tony Youn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"While the author admits to taking 'some comedic license,' the story of his Korean family and his struggle to find his path have greater appeal."
In this coming-of-age debut, plastic surgeon Youn chronicles his sometimes-harrowing journey to becoming a doctor. Read full book review >

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THE HANDOFF by John Tournour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A memorable meditation likely to resonate deeply with sports fans everywhere."
Sports talk radio show host Tournour recalls his employer, their friendship and what they learned about life together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The fan discovers the many tedious duties of NFL officials, who are not 'just dropped off at the stadium each week and handed a striped shirt.'"
Interesting perspectives on Lions, Panthers, Rams, Colts, and other pro football creatures from the zebra's view. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

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NIGHT HUNGER by Alan Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Reads like preteen-authored Twilight fanfic; only worth it for its intended purpose. (Horror. 11-17)"
Cursed with a ravenous nighttime appetite, will John hurt the ones he loves? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILT by Alan Cumyn
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"The comedy and drama are both mild, but the two eminently likable teens at the center of it look capable of keeping heads and hearts in balance in a world subject to sudden tilts. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Almost despite himself, 16-year-old Stan emerges with flying colors from a week of sweet confusion, domestic turmoil and momentous tests of character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSIE LOVES BEETHOVEN by Alan Arkin
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Whether readers' acquaintance with great music is intimate or just nodding, this epiphanic episode is sure to incite laughter and deeper thoughts. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Never has music wrought more profound change than in this engaging bucolic tale from the author of Some Fine Grampa! (1995). Read full book review >