Search Results: "Anne Wertheim"


BOOK REVIEW

A PAIR OF WINGS by Marilyn Singer
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"The author concludes with Web sites and addresses of organizations to contact for more information about conservation, a glossary, further reading, and a brief index. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
This diverse writer, sometimes poet, sometimes humorist, sometimes naturalist, explores the topic of wings—how they are shaped, what they are made of, and how they work for their animal owners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"But while her basic premise on physics as theology overstates the case, Wertheim's text has other merits: She brings to light fascinating details of the lives and times of many exceptional women and men who have helped shape our current worldview."
Are physicists a priesthood excluding women on age-old grounds that women can't be ``ordained''? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Dense but marvelously provocative. (37 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Is the Internet really a place where disembodied souls can find freedom? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Although her enthusiasm for alternate science is controversial, Wertheim raises an important question with broader ramifications: Since 'anyone can publish a theory of physics online, what can be, or will be, or should be, our criteria for credibility in this field?'"
Maverick science writer Wertheim (A Field Guide to Hyperbolic Space, 2005, etc.) challenges the right of the scientific establishment to lay claim to the position of gatekeepers of truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"An enjoyable vicarious descent into the world of pool hustling."
Jersey boy's hardscrabble rise from local pool-hall hustler to tournament pro, in slavish detail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2009

"By the end of this vigorous history, most readers will have at least a grudging respect for the chess-like stratagems that go into MMA, which is fast overtaking boxing and pro wrestling in popularity."
Sweat-soaked ode to and passionate defense of a sport many have compared to human cockfighting. Read full book review >

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THE ROOKIE BOOKIE by L. Jon Wertheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The sports fan's alternative to The Lemonade War. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Best-selling authors Wertheim and Moskowitz (Scorecasting, 2011) team up again on their first novel for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Long on the human-interest angle, trivial as a piece of tennis writing."
The actual playing of tennis becomes a sideshow in this gossipy profile of the women's pro tour, from Sports Illustrated writer Wertheim. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Hardly groundbreaking, but a well-conceived and -executed addition to the burgeoning movement of stats-based sporting analysis."
In a Freakonomics for sports, an economist and a sportswriter use the power of data analysis to debunk some of the sports world's conventional wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"If sports bring out the kooky, spooky, and creepy in us, Wertheim and Sommers give us a chance to understand ourselves and perhaps get a grip before we totally lose it."
A strong case for the lunacy of sports as rooted in basic human neuroscience and cognitive tendency. Read full book review >