Search Results: "Amy Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SOUFFLÉ AT A TIME by Anne Willan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A charming, if not revelatory, portrait of a woman determined to bring French cuisine to a wider audience, with emphasis on traditional, accessible recipes that respect the intellectual side of cookery. Recommended for Francophiles and culinary enthusiasts."
British founder of the bilingual La Varenne cooking school in Paris, veteran cookbook author and world traveler Willan traces her experiences through piquant anecdotes, including favorite recipes that mark salient memories and friendships. Read full book review >

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LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS SLAUGHTERS BRAVES by Mark Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2001

"A frustrating debut that doesn't reach nearly far enough. But don't bet that it won't become very, very popular."
Echoes of Bang the Drum Slowly, The Natural, and Brian's Song are heard throughout this literate weeper about an athlete dying young: an intermittently incisive though ultimately flat first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Friedman exhorts working women to stand up for what they need and what they want, and she has assembled an array of fascinating case histories to help illuminate the way. (Author tour)"
An informative, upbeat, yet honest assessment of the role of work in women's lives—how they define it, and how it defines them. ``Most women are still keeping to themselves the most important truth: What we do matters to us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Edge-of-your-seat food writing of the highest caliber."
A vibrant portrait of the world's most significant cooking competition, the Bocuse d'Or, in Lyon, France. Read full book review >

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RIOT MOST UNCOUTH by Daniel Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Whether the young rake is charming despite or because of his nonstop sarcasm, egoism, and debauchery will depend on the reader's tastes. But given Byron's short life span, Friedman will need to check back with his hero every few months in order to stretch his series to more than a few volumes."
The creator of Buck Schatz (Don't Ever Look Back, 2014, etc.) takes a giant leap back in time to present a murder solved by George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron.Read full book review >

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STEPPIN’ ON A RAINBOW by Kinky Friedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As he'd be the first to admit, he needs his posse, or at least his cat, rather than a row of Penis Coladas to bounce off his peerless non-sequiturs."
Now that his Vandam Street Irregulars are all out of town—Stephanie DuPont's in Nassau, Ratso Sloman in Montauk, Steve Rambam in Israel, Mike McGovern in Hawaii collecting recipes for his new cookbook Eat, Drink, and Be Kinky—is it finally time for Kinky Friedman to get a life of his own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY by Lawrence Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"An absorbing and thoughtful study, scholarly but told in a folksy, unpretentious style."
A social history of American criminal justice that offers not abstruse legal analysis or philosophy, but the practical story of ``a working system and what makes it tick.'' Friedman (Law/Stanford) argues that ``judgments about crime, and what to do about it, come out of a specific time and place.'' Thus, he links the criminal-justice systems of different periods of American history to varying characteristics of American society. Read full book review >

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A HUNTING WE WILL GO by Hal Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The result is a novel peopled with stock characters and rife with plot devices that are often both unbelievable and illogical at once."
Los Angeles newswoman rises above a mercenary station manager and the incompetence of the LAPD to nab a sadistic killer with a taste for beautiful female celebrities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNWARRANTED by Barry Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once creative and conservative, Friedman offers a timely blueprint for recovering democratic control of local and national law enforcement."
A law professor diagnoses the ills of American policing and prescribes a healthy dose of sunlight. Read full book review >