Search Results: "Ariel Leve"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ABBREVIATED LIFE by Ariel Leve
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A candid rendering of pain and survival."
A daughter's raw memoir exposes her "spiteful, vindictive, uncontrollable mother." Read full book review >

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IT COULD BE WORSE, YOU COULD BE ME by Ariel Leve
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"A dour and narcissistic Seinfeldian exercise."
A Debbie Downer pontificates on the minutiae of her daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Whatever the nuggets of interest, this reads like an endless magazine article in need of editorial shaping and some kind of organizing principle."
A hit-and-miss oral history of the "youthquake" year, from a predominantly British perspective. Read full book review >

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ARIEL LEVY
by Megan Labrise

Since childhood, Ariel Levy has been relegated to the terrible “too”s— too ardent, too aggressive, too male, too much.

“One of the defining experiences of my childhood was being told to tamp it down—not be so loud, not be so forceful, not be so assertive,” says Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply. “Everywhere I turned, someone was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An imaginative plot and some lively dialogue can't overcome the forced eccentricity of the characters and their facile insights."
An unhappy performance artist imagines herself as a sacrificial lamb in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A smart, sweet graphic memoir. Schrag's work should resonate with anyone—female or male, gay or straight—who has survived high school."
Schrag (Awkward and Definition, 2008, etc.) explores her junior year of high school, a period of self-discovery amid social minefields, all the more complicated for a gay student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The evenhanded everything-and-everyone approach may alienate readers committed to one Jewish point of view, and the book has several unproven assumptions stated as facts—yet Ariel provides a remarkably rich and useful one-volume introduction to millennia of Jewish beliefs."
An eclectic exploration of the abiding elements of Jewish belief, covering major ethical, ritual, and theological topics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A well-researched text falling somewhere between journalism and memoir, sustained by Mesopotamian imagination."
In a filial salute and show of contrition, D.C.-based journalist Sabar recounts his family's unusual history, reaching back to times before the Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A clever, dramatic presentation of a tragic historical event. Suspenseful and fun."
An Agatha Christie-style page-turner exploring the unsolved mystery of the 1937 Hindenburg explosion.Read full book review >