Search Results: "Amanda Goldberg"


BOOK REVIEW

BENEATH A STARLET SKY by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Forgettable showbiz spoof."
Fashionista Lola Santisi is hit with multiple personal and professional crises during a trip to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Read full book review >

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CELEBUTANTES by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A featherweight Tinseltown send-up with a surprisingly well-balanced heroine."
A debut novel from Goldberg (daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg) and Hopper (daughter of actor Dennis Hopper) about a career-challenged Hollywood princess who tries to make her mark on the fashion world during Oscar week. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

An original and invigorating contribution to our thinking on why certain people become cruel and violent. Read full book review >

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LIVING DEAD GIRL by Tod Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"As in the film A Beautiful Mind, our deepening awareness of the hero's madness is the main plot. But Paul is not Russell Crowe, and our ties with him weaken the more we learn. Still, strong stuff as the world wavers."
Goldberg rises above the sleazy glamour of his well-received debut (Fake Liar Cheat, 2000) and takes a far deeper cut into his material. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Goldberg's erudite passion deserves the ear of the masses."
An eloquent, brave call to Jewish covenantal fidelitybut a jeremiad that may go as unheeded as that of the prophet himself. Read full book review >

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THE FALSE FRIEND by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Complex, compelling characters who defy pigeonholing override Goldberg's tendency to map out the plot too neatly."
Picking up the current concerns about bullying and "mean girls," Goldberg (Wickett's Remedy, 2005, etc.) follows a young woman tracking down a guilty memory from her childhood. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Monk's antic neurosis may be cute on television, but on the page, it's just silly."
Television's most obsessive-compulsive investigator (Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, 2007, etc.) de-compensates when his psychiatrist goes to a conference overseas. Read full book review >

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PETER SQUARED by Ken Goldberg
Released: July 23, 2012

"By turns comic and tragic, readers must form their own opinions about what truly constitutes sanity in an insane world."
Clinical psychologist Goldberg's first novel explores the twin concepts of outsider status and insanity, with a mathematical twist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"If you think that Christianity is the new Communism, then this is the book for you."
American democracy and the Enlightenment itself are menaced by would-be theocrats and their Republican operatives, contends Salon.com reporter Goldberg. Read full book review >

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GANGSTERLAND by Tod Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Clever plotting, a colorful cast of characters and priceless situations make this comedic crime novel an instant classic."
Targeted by both the feds and his bosses in the Chicago mob after messing up on the job, a prolific hit man hides out in Las Vegas as, of all things, a rabbi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISTLING by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Cool, brittle, but interesting vignettes containing echoes of Grace Paley's warmer, more full-bodied world."
If certain story collections resemble novels without connective tissue, this debut volume (parts of which appeared in Ploughshares and the Massachusetts Review) reads like autobiography torn apart and reconstructed by a sharp, active wit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A partisan but entertaining historical analysis."
Fascism isn't a right-wing phenomenon at all, argues National Review editor-at-large Goldberg in this lively polemic. Read full book review >