Search Results: "Bruce McNall"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2003

"'Perhaps the fact that I chased so many dreams explains why I ultimately fell from grace.' No, McNall fell from grace—if there was any—because he was a crook who got caught. (8 pp. b&w photo insert, not seen)"
A grim tale of the glamorous life and the fraud that kept it aloft until all came tumbling down, told with an annoying measure of self-serving drivel by wheeler-dealer and ex-jailbird McNall. 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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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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MOTHER BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crotchety bear unwillingly raises four goslings. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LENNY BRUCE IS DEAD by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Has the world gone mad? Has Josh? Or has Goldstein?"
It's helpful that the title page characterizes this debut volume by NPR and magazine writer Goldstein as "(A Novel)," for otherwise the reader might be even more perplexed by the assortment of bite-sized vignettes, observations and non-sequiturs that challenges categorization. Read full book review >

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BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >

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Bruce Walker Travel Adventures by Bruce Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2015

"A gentle and quiet real-life adventure."
In Walker's first book, readers are invited to join him on an autobiographical travelogue as he takes a meandering course across the heart of Canada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Detailed, objective, and valuable. (b&w photos)"
Lenny Bruce's career was a rhapsody in blue material. His comedy made him a master of free speech; his death sanctified him. Here, two thoughtful lawyers explore in depth some of the comic's tribulations and trials. Read full book review >

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THE REVELATION OF SAINT BRUCE by Tres Seymour
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Bruce's dilemma, his moral choices, and his wish to be an individual are sure to spark lively debates. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Seymour (We Played Marbles, p. 118, etc.), a subtle, smart novel that encourages analytical thinking with its combination of an effective narrative and perceptive characterizations. Read full book review >

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THE ISTANBUL ADVENTURE WITH BRUCE THE GOOSE by Leyla  Emory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"The photographs are enticingly grand and bright, but the covering story and the software still have far to go. (iPad informational app. 7-9)"
Now a tour, now a chase and much in need of copy editing, this helter-skelter introduction to Istanbul presents the city's highlights with more enthusiasm than grace. Read full book review >