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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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 >

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LONG SHADOWS by Erna Paris
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2001

"Paris raises uncomfortable questions of enormous importance, but the complexities of the situations often demand far more analysis than she offers—or appears capable of offering)."
A Canadian writer visits places with dark histories to find what people know and feel about them. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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STELLA ADLER ON IBSEN, STRINDBERG, AND CHEKHOV by Barry Paris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1999

"Despite these flaws, Adler is majestic and inspiring as she speaks to us from a bygone age in which the theater was the principal creative home for actors who achieved dignity from their abilities as interpretive artists, not from their celebrity status or their paychecks."
The late acting teacher's legendary lectures on script interpretation lose something when transposed to the printed page, though they still make a fine introduction to modern drama and the acting style it requires. Read full book review >

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AUDREY HEPBURN by Barry Paris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, all the facts are in the proper places, pleasantly displayed, and easily accessible, and that's more than can be said for most show-biz bios. (b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Vanity Fair; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An extended valentine to an actress we've all fallen in love with at least once. Read full book review >

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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GARBO by Barry Paris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Although it leaves her motivations enigmatic, this will likely be the definitive Garbo biography; unfortunately, the story of her life is far less captivating than her screen legacy. (180 photos, not seen)"
A thorough but often graceless narrative of a life that might better have remained shrouded in mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKDOWN by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Paranoid and claustrophobic but tries too many tricks for its own good."
A murder committed on a rainy night on a spooky backwoods road opens Paris' (Behind Closed Doors, 2016) second thriller. Read full book review >