Search Results: "Brooke Gladstone"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"While some may see a sign of bias in the author's own media affiliation, this historical analysis of how and why media and society shape each other should prove illuminating for general readers and media practitioners alike."
Though the graphic format employed here is often playful and always reader friendly, this analysis of contemporary journalism is as incisive as it is entertaining, while offering a lesson on good citizenship through savvy media consumption. Read full book review >

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KISSING YOUR EX by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2004

"Not high art, but it'll work for the beach or the plane."
A besotted ex-husband; a boss and lover more handsome than Peter Gallagher; and an overworked FedEx carrier: latter-day love, in all its messy glory. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Brooke Berman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2010

"A candid remembrance that fails as a compelling narrative."
Peripatetic adventures of a struggling young artist. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S MAW by Brooke Burgess
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"Kids will enjoy it; adults will love it."
In Burgess' (Becoming, 2012) YA fantasy, a boy's life is transformed when he meets a cat with golden eyes. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned."
Shields reflects on the protective—and stifling—relationship between her and her mother. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BLY by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Inspiring reading for those searching out a feminist role model—or just a breathless ride through an incredible life. (16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A meticulously researched, consistently entertaining biography of the legendary turn-of-the-century journalist whose true adventures far outstripped the boundaries of myth. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE INTERNET APOCALYPSE by Wayne Gladstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world."
Cracked.com contributor Gladstone offers up an outlandishly specific takedown of online culture via the popular apocalypse comedy genre. Read full book review >

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BENAZIR BHUTTO by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Although drawing on only limited Pakistani sources, Allen nevertheless creates a compelling look at Bhutto's tumultuous life and Pakistan's roiling history."
A concise biography of the divisive Pakistani leader. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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TATTOO GIRL by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Only a slightly preposterous ending mars Stevens's otherwise intelligent, poignant, and vividly imagined page-turner."
A former tiger groom again explores the lives of those who run off and join the circus—in another violent, atmospheric, and suspenseful tale from Stevens (The Circus of the Earth and the Air, 1994). Read full book review >