Search Results: "Amanda Goldberg"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1999

"Overall, a well-reasoned counterweight to recent science-worshipping titles."
An original, forthright argument that American religion has sold its soul to science. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE SECRET OF WRITING by Natalie Goldberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 19, 2013

"A pleasantly meditative, intuitive writing guide—though some aspiring writers may find too few nuts and bolts."
A uniquely delivered Eastern Zen approach to the craft of writing. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE BEYOND by Lee Goldberg
Released: March 15, 1997

"Black comedy from the Left Coast—and an outrageously entertaining take on the loathsome folkways of contemporary showbiz."
When a Hollywood studio, as part of its ambition to launch a new TV network, decides to remake a science-fiction series that became a cult hit after cancellation 25 years ago, all hell breaks loose. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EXPOSURE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A salty vichyssoise of zingy technobabble and tiresome plotting that, thankfully, refuses to take itself too seriously."
A lethal microbe, a brutal murderer, and a sentient iceberg menace cooly competent forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, back for a fourth outing(Deadly Harvest, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"For budding mahatmas, a worthy and vigorous introduction, though less well-written than its closest Buddhist counterpart, Rick Fields's How the Swans Came to the Lake (1981)."
Of gurus, maharajas, swamis and the other practitioners who have come to American shores bringing "India's leading export"—Hinduism, that is. Read full book review >

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GANGSTER NATION by Tod Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The sacred gets the stuffing kicked out of it by the profane in this wild and sometimes-shocking novel."
The jig may be up for Las Vegas Rabbi David Cohen, the unlikely identity assumed by ruthless hit man Sal Cupertine. It's only a matter of time before an obsessed former FBI agent tracks him down—or the fake rabbi's cosmetically altered face caves in. Read full book review >

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IF SOMEONE SAYS "YOU COMPLETE ME," RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Witty in the classic Goldberg mold, but most of this is common-sense stuff that can be found in a variety of popular magazines."
Goldberg (Whoopi Goldberg Book, 1997, etc.) offers unvarnished advice on relationships. Read full book review >

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The Sabbath Chicken and other Stories by Carlos Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"More judicious story selection would benefit this portrait of an intriguing man."
This debut collection of interconnected short stories revolves around the life of a Brazilian Jew transplanted to New York City. Read full book review >

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THE YID by Paul Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"For all its dark, discursive content, Goldberg's novel about unlikely rebels plotting Stalin's downfall is streaked with hard-earned wisdom."
In Goldberg's debut, set in 1953, a pair of offbeat Jewish characters and an American Negro come to terms with life, death, and theater as Stalin's final pogrom gains steam. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE WILL TALK by Lucianne Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Like Madame Cleo's Girls (1992), nonstop connivance without a mean bone in its body: a Mister Rogers production of Tosca."
The tragicomic accidental death of omnipotent New York gossip columnist Lolly Pines sets in motion a cheerful scramble for control of her column, access to her sources, and knowledge of the secrets that made her so powerful. Read full book review >