Search Results: "Cal Fussman"


BOOK REVIEW

MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY by Larry King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"A genial little tome, short on substance but with personality to spare."
The legendary broadcaster on his eventful life and times, assisted by Esquire writer at large Fussman (After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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HITMAKER by Tommy Mottola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Music lovers will be divided over whether they agree with Mottola and friends that those contributions were net positive, but business students will find his insiders' view valuable and his street smarts charming."
The former head of Sony Music Entertainment pens an earthy, self-congratulatory memoir of his rise to the top of the music industry during its most lucrative era. Read full book review >

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C, MY NAME IS CAL by Norma Fox Mazer
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Continuing her lightweight alphabet of portraits of kids just entering their teens (A, My Name is Ami, 1987), Mazer introduces the series' first boy. Read full book review >

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The Evil Empire of Cal Schank  by Lionel Domreis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"First-rate storytelling that propels an enticing plot."
A World War II vet and a Chinese neighborhood leader look for a way to bring down a ruthless mobster in 1950s Los Angeles in Domreis' debut mystery. Read full book review >

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CAL AND THE AMAZING ANTI-GRAVITY MACHINE by Richard Hamilton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Hilarious situations accompanied by lively spot illustrations make this an appealing offering for new readers, especially ones who are interested in science. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cal and his talking dog, Frankie, are new to the neighborhood, and everyone in his family is having a hard time adjusting to the neighbor, Mr. Frout. Read full book review >

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BEING HENRY DAVID by Cal Armistead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Hank wakes up in Penn Station, the only clue to his identity is the book he's clutching, Walden, so he adopts Henry David Thoreau's name and iconic work to guide him on his journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST by Cal Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"The text includes an awesomely self-congratulatory foreword from Rush Limbaugh. (First printing of 150,000; Conservative Book Club selection; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Short, acerbic takes on contemporary mores from a widely syndicated newspaper columnist who views the state of the union with considerable alarm. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 17, 2009

"An exuberant but overblown tale of miraculous misfits."
A gaggle of disabled and otherwise different teens have their friendship tested by jealousy and hip-hop exclusionism in this gonzo young-adult fable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A welcome invitation to civility and reason."
Two partisans offer a timely and useful analysis of America's polarized politics. Read full book review >

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HOTHEAD by Cal Ripken Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Ripken and Cowherd, like Conor and his Babe Ruth League Orioles, make a winning team. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Conor Sullivan's glove is "where base hits go to die," but his temper may be where his baseball dreams die. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST KWANZAA BOOK by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A supplementary purchase; both Chocolate's own Kwanzaa (1990) and Porter's Kwanzaa (1991) provide livelier coverage for beginners. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-8)"
A pedestrian introduction, including a child's narrative account of special activities plus definitions of special Swahili terms and the Seven Principles. Read full book review >