Search Results: "Bob Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Engaging and likely to sell very big, but one caveat: Greene gets close to Jordan but closer to Greene, and spends a little too much time there. (Photos—12 b&w—not seen.)"
Ruminative analysis of Olympic and NBA superstar Michael Jordan, by bestselling Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Homecoming, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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HE WAS A MIDWESTERN BOY ON HIS OWN by Bob Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Occasionally, his prose steers into the pious or the sentimental (dying children, the lost joys of youth), but for the most part this is a softly philosophical, gently humane, highly entertaining harvesting from one of America's very best columnists."
Another greatly engaging collection of Greene's Chicago Tribune and Esquire columns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2011

"Timely, accessible and compelling guidance from a veteran health-and-wellness guru."
Bestselling author and life motivator Greene (The Life You Want, 2010, etc.) plumbs the secrets to looking and feeling younger. Read full book review >

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DUTY by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A dull and sentimental read."
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Greene's (The 50-Yard Dash, 1997) memoir is touched off by the death of his father in central Ohio, in the same town where Colonel Paul Tibbets (the "man who won the war") also lived. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Here's a text that looks a lot like a mammoth Hallmark birthday card. (Author tour)"
Syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist and novelist Greene (All Summer Long, 1993; Hang Time, 1992; etc.) celebrates his half- century, and he wants to tell all his contemporaries about it. Read full book review >

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LATE EDITION by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2009

"A fervent, entertaining journey back to a time when print media still mattered."
A valedictory hymn to the daily newspaper, composed by a lifelong journalist who began his career cranking carbon paper into newsroom typewriters and now blogs from his laptop. Read full book review >

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FRATERNITY by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Patriotic musings based on creampuff interviews with some men who were once the most powerful on earth."
Columnist and prolific author Greene (Once Upon a Town, 2002, etc.) sets out to chat with some ex-presidents of the US, not including Bill Clinton. He reaches four out of five. Read full book review >

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ALL SUMMER LONG by Bob Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Rose-tinted, high-rolling male wish-fulfillment: the answer to every man's mid-life crisis, but terminally tedious as a novel."
A treacly fiction debut from veteran journalist and Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Hang Time, 1991, etc.): the story of three former high-school chums who decide to take a last summer off together after attending their 25th reunion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2002

"In a literature overflowing with melodramatic, and often overblown, accounts by the likes of Brokaw and Ambrose, this pleasingly modest and meaningful account of life on the homefront deserves the widest audience."
Veteran Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Duty, 2000, etc.) takes a lively, affectionate look at small-town America through the lens of a most unusual institution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2008

"A practiced explorer in the age-old search for sunlit youth, the author here proves himself a sentimental gentleman of rock 'n' roll."
Journalist Greene (And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship, 2006, etc.) reports on 15 summers playing with a venerable rock 'n' roll band. Read full book review >

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CHEVROLET SUMMERS, DAIRY QUEEN NIGHTS by Bob Greene
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A talented journalist in the old tradition serves some traditional apple pie with a bit of corn, and it may just suit a reader somehow predisposed to good feeling."
Syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (The 50 Year Dash, 1996; Hang Time, 1992; etc.) collects a hundred or so transitory essays celebrating the old human virtues and decrying the new human vices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"In this Tuesdays (And All Other Days) with Jack, the author mostly sidesteps the maudlin."
Journeyman Greene (Once Upon a Town, 2002, etc.) celebrates the life and mourns the death of his oldest friend. Read full book review >