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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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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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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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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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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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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"A rewarding read."
An inspiring biography of the plastic surgeon who pioneered the “Total Body Lift.” 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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THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B.J. Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A riotously fresh take on breaking the fourth wall. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This book may not have pictures, but it's sure to inspire lots of conversations—and laughs. Read full book review >

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FLOCK TOGETHER by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An insightful memoir on one man's quest to know living birds by examining those birds that have ceased to exist."
A new birder discovers a fascination with extinct birds. Read full book review >

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Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >