Search Results: "B.J. Mendelson"


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SOCIAL MEDIA IS BULLSHIT by B.J. Mendelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This small book packs a welcome, refreshing punch."
Mendelson dethrones the ubiquitous myths spewed by influence peddlers claiming special insight into how individuals and small-business owners can profit using social media. Read full book review >

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B.J.'S BILLION-DOLLAR BET by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Entertaining light fare. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
From the author of The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992), another Springboard Book featuring ordinary kids and their extraordinary mishaps. B.J.'s Mom has won the lottery but can't find the ticket. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE BAD by Charlotte Mendelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2007

"Slender, often farcical events are significantly enhanced by astute, affectionately mocking prose and a wicked but merciful intelligence."
A witty assassination of North London Jewish matriarchy by an award-winning British novelist. Read full book review >

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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS by Cheryl Mendelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Thoroughly likable debut fiction (the first of a trilogy), narrated in an old-fashioned leisurely style with enough subplots, mysteries, and denouements to keep any reader engaged for the duration."
A first novel by Mendelson (Home Comforts, not reviewed) follows the intersecting fortunes of a group of friends and neighbors who live in an enclave of Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Not a critical study so much as a biography of Auden's poetry itself that is comprehensive in situating the work in the life."
The richly detailed follow-up to Early Auden (not reviewed), Mendelson's well-received study of the poet's most notable period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Useful to those interested in the history of women, cooking, or publishing; but it is Mendelson's obvious interest in her project that makes this a good read. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A winning account of the life of one of America's standard cookbooks, with portraits of the mother and daughter who brought it into millions of homes. Read full book review >

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"A rewarding read."
An inspiring biography of the plastic surgeon who pioneered the “Total Body Lift.” Read full book review >

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YIELD by B.J. Tiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An absorbing, heart-wrenching tale of love, belonging, and self-acceptance."
Tiernan (Standing on a Whale, 2014) blends historical anxieties with concerns universal to all of humanity in this literary romance.Read full book review >

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THIS IS ONLY A TEST by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The thread that binds these essays on death and mayhem is the author's love for his children and wife, which offers readers a respite from the inherent grief and devastation he poetically describes."
One man's fears are exposed as he faces death in its many disguises. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away."
A debut collection of stories, ranging from two or three sentences to 18 or so pages, from Novak, best known for his work on The Office. Read full book review >

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FROM THE MOUTHS OF DOGS by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers."
Hollars (Creative Writing/Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa, 2013, etc.) examines what "humans stand to learn as a result of our close-knit lives with our pets."Read full book review >