Search Results: "Bob Jackson-Paris"


BOOK REVIEW

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART by Bob Jackson-Paris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"A fireside favorite for lovers of real-life fairy tales. (Sixty-five photos—not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to Out magazine)"
Relentlessly upbeat memoir, coauthored by Eric Marcus (Making History, 1992), by married gay bodybuilders. Read full book review >

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GORILLA SUIT by Bob Paris
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"At once empathetic and scathing, Paris's memoir conveys with equal persuasiveness both why he became a bodybuilder and why he found it impossible to remain one."
A former Mr. Universe, Paris is an unexpectedly eloquent guide through his bodybuilding career, wiping off the posing oil to reveal a sport populated by insecure, drug-gobbling competitors, all beholden to a single Machiavellian puppet master. Read full book review >

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JACKSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the zeitgeist is embodied to perfection, and the result is a truly, and substantially, entertaining tale."
In some ways a sequel to his well-researched Jefferson (1993), Byrd's latest is a superior novel to that earlier effort—lusty and lively in its view of the American political scene, circa 1828, yet also keenly aware of the underlying issues gripping the nation as it expanded westward. Read full book review >

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BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A lighthearted, wonderfully illustrated story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the rooster is going through an identity crisis in Pearson's (G-Rex, 2000, etc.) clever barnyard tale that combines subtle humor with colorful watercolor illustrations and lively rough-line drawings. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Kati Marton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"On a first-name basis with the political movers and shakers on a global stage, Marton has observed world politics in the making and makes space for readers on her catbird seat."
Paris provides a backdrop for this absorbing memoir of love and painful loss, played out on the larger stage of world politics. Read full book review >

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BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Based on a wide range of sources, this is a work that will delight the specialist and the tourist alike. (maps and illustrations, not seen)"
An absorbing and intimate history of the City of Lights. Read full book review >

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Paris by Amal Kharbichi
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"Insider travel information from an erudite author."
A guide to traveling in Paris by a debut author and self-proclaimed "citizen of the world." Read full book review >

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PARIS by Andrew Hussey
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An immensely readable, richly detailed and sometimes disturbing chronicle that explores much of the darkness in the City of Lights."
A compelling history of the city on the Seine. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A series of love notes, subtle and charming."
Nineteen evocations of the City of Light, by the American novelist/essayist/playwright whom Jacques Maritain called ``the greatest French writer of our time.'' Born in Paris of American parents in 1900, Green (The Other One, 1973, etc.) has spent most of his life in the French capital; here, he's celebrating the spirit of the city rather than providing a guide to its more familiar monuments and attractions. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Ultimately reads like an undergraduate 'what-if' essay—passionately argued but highly improbable."
Businessman and former Libertarian presidential candidate Jackson argues a polarized America needs a divorce from itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >