Search Results: "Buzz Bissinger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2005

"Even so, La Russa turns up results, as readers will discover—and, of course, he took the Cards to the World Series in 2004. A real treat for scholarly baseball fans, and a better management book than most on the business shelves."
Is baseball a game? Not by this first-rate account of a battle of titans, in which a pampered star player insists that he's a "performer" and the manager-hero employs the strategic skills of a warlord. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"An intriguing memoir that suffers from confusing narrative lapses, such as contradictory accounts of Zach's work history."
The author of Friday Night Lights (1990) chronicles a cross-country road trip he shared with his 24-year-old brain-damaged son Zach. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"In the real world, life goes on, and this is definitely a story about the real world. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Bissinger (Friday Night Lights, 1990), a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, merges the stories of a frenetic mayor and a dying city in a tour de force that paints a rich picture of a depressing reality. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information."
The second book of a trilogy from former Swedish policeman and IT security specialist de la Motte (Game, 2013) features a computer whiz and his bodyguard sister continuing their struggle with an ominous Game Master. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An entertaining and informative discussion of both the scientific and cultural impact of caffeine and alcohol."
Not many users of the world's two most popular drugs know the details of their chemical or biological effects; here's a good introduction. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS by LeBron James
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A simple but moving story about the double-edged sword of precocious athletic talent and the redemptive power of teamwork."
NBA superstar James and Vanity Fair contributor and acclaimed sportswriter Bissinger (Three Nights in August, 2005, etc.) profile James's championship high-school basketball team. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF MY LIFE by Caitlyn  Jenner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"Painting a life both shallow and deep, painstakingly choreographed and unscripted, Jenner's candid portrait of a self in the remaking is a marvel to behold."
A rugged tale of brute beauty and pyrrhic individualism. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Eileen Spinelli
ADVENTURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"Entertaining enough, but heavy handed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Buzz , a busy little bee, enjoys flying around chatting with her friends about the latest town news. Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Katherine Ellison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"An absorbing, sharply observed memoir."
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ellison (The Mommy Brain: How MotherhoodMakes Us Smarter, 2005, etc.) writes about her life on the ADHD battlefront. Read full book review >

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BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ by Verónica Uribe
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Mosquito misery as multicultural means. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Set in the Venezuelan jungle, this translation of El Mosquito Zumbador by Chilean writer and publisher Uribe presents a natural solution to a natural problem: how to achieve a good night's pleasant sleep on a moonlit, quiet night when under attack by a buzzing mosquito. Read full book review >

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BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 24, 1973

"There's a lesson perhaps for those who seek one, but mainly this pop style runaround is just a quick haw haw."
A circular chain reaction of bad temper and general botheration disrupts Barton's primary colored comic style farm when a bee stings a bull "so hard that the bull jumped and ran around, making the cow so nervous that she kicked the farmer's wife." Read full book review >

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BUZZ RIFF by Sam Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Interesting people plot nonstop to hurt each other in interesting ways. Coming off his strong debut, Hill may have the makings of a powerhouse series."
Kicked out of his job as a mercenary for Shaw's Mercantile (Buzz Monkey, 2003), Top Kiernan is living the life of the world's most adrenaline-addicted librarian. Read full book review >