Search Results: "Bob Spitz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEATLES by Bob Spitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"For completists, a necessity. Others will want to consult Hunter Davies's The Beatles, which, though 38 years old and problematic in itself, is a pleasure to read."
In time for the 40th anniversary of "Paperback Writer" comes this thousand-pages-give-or-take-a-few, overblown account of the already obsessively chronicled Fab Four. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"A curious footnote, considering the author (who has profiled Woodstock I as well as Bob Dylan) appears to be stuck in 1969."
Spitz attempts to cash in on the 25th anniversary of the New York Knicks' first NBA championship in 1969 in a style that combines the worst elements of rock criticism, celebrity tell-all, and all-sports radio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite at the level of Michael Ruhlman's superb The Making of a Chef (1997), but the current adoration of foodie culture practically guarantees a large, appreciative audience for this warmhearted memoir/travelogue."
An inspiring tale of picking up the pieces…with a spatula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"An engrossing biography of a woman worthy of iconic status."
Published to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday, this biography of the iconic Julia Child (1912-2004) does full justice to its complex subject. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BOB, LITTLE BOB by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Free to be Big Bob, Little Bob, and Blossom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Friendship transcends gender norms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB MARLEY by Garry Steckles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Crosses the line from admiring Marley to uncritical celebrity worship."
Chronological birth-to-death sketch of Jamaica's premier musician. Read full book review >

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BOB MARLEY by Bruce W. Talamon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"As a result, they not only are more interesting but also convey more powerfully a sense of Marley's genuine charisma."
Talamon's duotone photographs capture Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley (194581) with a rough humanity that comes as a relief after Steffens's hagiographic text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB STEVENSON by Richard Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A romantic comedy with just enough of a philosophical edge."
This slight, sweet novel is haunted—in a good way—by the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An undisciplined mess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of Skippyjon Jones leaves behind, at least temporarily, her bestselling Siamese kitten's Frito Bandito-speak for pure corn pone in her new story of a little hoarder raccoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB DYLAN by Jonathan Cott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An engaging archive of Dylan's own perspective on his artistic process and ever changing cultural significance."
A dense compendium of significant feature interviews with Bob Dylan. Read full book review >