Search Results: "Bud Abbott"


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WHO'S ON FIRST? by Bud Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Not up to the original—leave it on the shelf and find a recording of the real Abbott and Costello. (afterword, biographical notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
One of the funniest comedy routines ever to be heard doesn't successfully translate to print although nearly every word is intact. Read full book review >

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BILLY BOY by Bud Shrake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Sentimental but never treacly, sweet but not cloying: a sprightly jeu d'esprit, with some solid golfing advice thrown in for good measure."
Texan sportswriter Shrake is probably best known as Harvey Penick's co-author (Harvey Penick's Little Red Book and If You Play Golf You're My Friend, 1993), but he's also written eight novels solo (The Borderland, not reviewed, etc.) before this brief coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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"A book that casts ineffective stones at the contemporary world."
A lay minister collects 15 years worth of writing about the Bible's relationship to daily life to create a meditation on faith and God. Read full book review >

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Footloose In America by Bud Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2015

"A slight but appealing account of a long walk (with mule) from Arkansas to Maine."
The author and his wife, newlyweds in their 50s, undertake a cross-country journey by mule-drawn cart in this memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"An impressively thoughtful expression of spirituality."
Two men discover God on two different paths in Malby's curiously titled first novel. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE WITH THE PROS by Bud Collins
Released: May 29, 1989

Collins, the Joe Garagiola of tennis broadcasters, strives to become the Tom Wolfe of tennis writers with this flashy and engaging memoir of the pro circuit and his intimate involvement with it. Read full book review >

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MATURING IN FAITH; FAITH IS BELIEVING by Bud Yeiser
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2009

"A perilously immature spiritual autobiography."
A disjointed selection of personal and religious reflections that is at best impolitic and at worst nasty indeed. Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT IN THE OR by Bud Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A bracing, unusual personal narrative that should appeal to aspiring physicians as well as to those considering the 'big questions' around high-risk surgery."
A memoir of a high-achieving surgeon. Read full book review >

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Dirt, TRUTH, Music and Bungee Cords by Bud Megargee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2015

"An engaging story of an analytical thinker's evolving relationship with his spirit guides."
An unconventional memoir about embracing a spiritual life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Minor-league writing from a major-league player and person."
The former Mets' shortstop, coach and manager revisits his career, revealing his diamond talents and work ethic, his love for the game, his two World Series appearances and his narrative limitations. Read full book review >

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PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >

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POP AND PLAY by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite these quibbles, both books are likable and affordable starter pop-ups. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
As the book opens, paper engineering animates a variety of vehicles on the page. Read full book review >