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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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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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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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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LIFE, LOSS, AND LEMONADE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Short, sweet, and to the point. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the eighth and final book in the Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, the eponymous character turns 15, finishes up ninth grade, and has the entire summer to look forward to. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS SLAUGHTERS BRAVES by Mark Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2001

"A frustrating debut that doesn't reach nearly far enough. But don't bet that it won't become very, very popular."
Echoes of Bang the Drum Slowly, The Natural, and Brian's Song are heard throughout this literate weeper about an athlete dying young: an intermittently incisive though ultimately flat first novel. Read full book review >

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UNWARRANTED by Barry Friedman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once creative and conservative, Friedman offers a timely blueprint for recovering democratic control of local and national law enforcement."
A law professor diagnoses the ills of American policing and prescribes a healthy dose of sunlight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Edge-of-your-seat food writing of the highest caliber."
A vibrant portrait of the world's most significant cooking competition, the Bocuse d'Or, in Lyon, France. Read full book review >

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A HUNTING WE WILL GO by Hal Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The result is a novel peopled with stock characters and rife with plot devices that are often both unbelievable and illogical at once."
Los Angeles newswoman rises above a mercenary station manager and the incompetence of the LAPD to nab a sadistic killer with a taste for beautiful female celebrities. Read full book review >