Search Results: "Bill Cosby"


BOOK REVIEW

COSBY by Mark Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The answer is yes, and in more ways than one. An eye-opening book and a pleasure to read."
Readable, thoughtful life of the brilliant comedian and entrepreneur. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND MARRIAGE by Bill Cosby
Released: April 22, 1989

Some more Mr. Nice Guy is presented for the genial entertainer's army of fans. Read full book review >

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CHILDHOOD by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"With a book that's transparent, easily digested, low calorie, and inoffensive, Cosby is still selling Jell-O. For fans of Mr. Nice Guy."
Another predictable hour or two with the professionally genial Coz, concocted on the lite formula perfected in previous books (Fatherhood, Love and Marriage) anent The Ages of Man and A Few Women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"A quick and easy senior seminar taught by a quick and easy senior instructor, false attempts at grouchiness notwithstanding. It's amiable entertainment—it could not be otherwise—and fully anodyne."
Rounding 40 years since he first stood up to recount comical things, Dr. Cosby is the Cal Ripkin of standup. Just as regularly, no matter what, he suits up and delivers another slim volume of agreeable musings on matters of general interest (Love and Marriage, 1989; Childhood, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN (BUT I'M GLAD I WAS) by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For fans, a small Philly cheesesteak, nonchalant as youth itself, by a comic master."
The Cos again waxes funny on the commonplace happenings of life as we may know it. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE HUNT by Bill Cosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Honeywood's brightly colored domestic scenes, painted in a flat, folksy style, add plenty of visual energy, and the pleasure each member of Little Bill's family takes in his or her special thing lightens the book's obvious didactic intent. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In the new Little Bill series for beginning readers, Little Bill figures that his father has a prized collection of jazz LPs, his brother has a stack of classic baseball cards, and his mother owns a silver serving platter—so what does he have that's special? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >