Search Results: "Bruce Jay Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"A welcome, hefty collection of an American original's finest writing."
From veteran Friedman—prolific short-fiction writer and novelist (Let's Hear It for a Beautiful Guy, The Current Climate, etc.), as well as playwright and screenwriter—comes this collection of 40-plus disparate and darkly humorous tales. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BRUCE by Bruce Jay Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A life story that consistently charms with candor and the seasoned wit of a master storyteller who's certainly been around the block."
The hilariously juicy memoir of a successful novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Read full book review >

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A FATHER'S KISSES by Bruce Jay Friedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"Not his heaviest, deepest work, but Friedman's satiric eye is keenly focused in this pleasant romp about the limits of a father's love. (Author tour)"
From master black comedian Friedman (The Collected Short Fiction. . . , 1995, etc.) comes a dry, mordant take on the old story of the reluctant hit man. Read full book review >

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THE SLIGHTLY OLDER GUY by Bruce Jay Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Slight, but for Friedman's target demographic, reliably fun. (illustrations)"
A veteran humorist offers wry and shticky counsel on how to survive the ``rough patch'' of incipient male aging. Read full book review >

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THE PEACE PROCESS by Bruce Jay Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Jewish humor lives in this frequently hilarious and thoughtful collection by the author of such classics as Stern (1962) and The Lonely Guy's Book of Life (1978)."
Friedman, now in his mid-80s, adds to his wide-ranging body of work with a sprawling comic novella about a faded filmmaker and stories about being old, lonely, and morally challenged. Read full book review >

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JAY by Jay Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"An account that rushes too quickly from one memory to the next without allowing a scene's potential to develop fully."
A debut memoir focuses on a rural childhood and adventurous self-discovery. Read full book review >

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BRUCE by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An epic look at the man and his music."
A painstakingly traced chronicle of the remarkable career of powerhouse proletarian rocker Bruce Springsteen. Read full book review >

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MILTON FRIEDMAN by Lanny Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"An economic biography for economic theorists, particularly those on the right."
First post-mortem tribute to the most influential champion of the free market since Adam Smith. Read full book review >

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BRUCE CHATWIN by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"An unflinching reconstruction of a singular writer's scorching trajectory through life: Speed makes it concise; fate makes it haunting. (Family tree, photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ingenious, outsize myth-meets-facts "life and works" of the charismatic global citizen and compulsive tale-teller. Read full book review >

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HOTEL BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cantankerous bear's home is once again wrested from his control. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

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BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >