Search Results: "Chelsea Handler"


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UGANDA BE KIDDING ME by Chelsea Handler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 4, 2014

"Fans of Handler's outrageous persona will find much to enjoy; the unconverted will remain so."
Further globe-trotting adventures of the scandalous talk show host. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"It might work as standup, but when transferred to the page this shtick is a groaner."
Disjointed, lackluster musings on her promiscuous social life, by directionless if cheerful Handler. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"The book is useful, and its flashy contemporary format and the striking photographs that will keep it circulating. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This well-written, informative entry in the Student's Guide to American Civics series serves as a good introduction to a complex and sometimes controversial issue. Read full book review >

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KILL YOU TWICE by Chelsea Cain
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cain's abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring."
A fourth match—a fifth, if you count The Night Season (2011), in which she's limited to a cameo—between Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, and Archie Sheridan, the Portland cop who alternates between locking her up and having sex with her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Painfully honest and self-deprecating to the point of discomfort."
Best known for his work in Sex and the City and The West Wing, full-time character actor and part-time author Handler follows up his gripping memoir about surviving cancer (Time on Fire, 1996) with a collection of autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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THE HOT PINK FARMHOUSE by David Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"Scads of movie references for fans of vintage horror, but the gratingly cute Berger-Desiree by-play and the usual blather about village charm versus modernization make this sequel less appealing than Berger's sharp debut (The Cold Blue Blood, 2001)."
Pudgy film critic Mitch Berger, a New York City Jew, and his unlikely love Desiree Mitry, a black cop with a sensational tush who's now contentedly directing traffic outside Center School in tony Dorset, Connecticut, discover that life and love in the 'burbs can be every bit as calamitous as in the big city. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD RED INDIAN SUMMER by David Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Des (black) and Mitch (Jewish) are more appealing than usual (The Shimmering Blond Sister, 2010, etc.) as they deal with her father's depression and his parents' relocation."
A suspended NFL superstar and his entourage move to Connecticut. Mayhem ensues. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SISTERS by Jessica Handler
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A heartfelt, painful family saga, skillfully told by a survivor."
Essayist Handler debuts with a memoir of loving sibling bonds cruelly interrupted. Read full book review >

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THE COAL BLACK ASPHALT TOMB by David Handler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2014

"Berger and Mitry's 10th case (The Snow White Christmas Cookie, 2012, etc.), set in a model old New England town, has an enjoyably twisty plot. The lead couple, despite the occasional descent into cuteness, is still more palatable than most of the starchy suspects."
A determined cop and the man in her life take on an old murder in their quaint New England town. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO CANCELLED HIMSELF by David Handler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 1995

"Even so, Handler's easy mastery of sitcom cant and sitcom madness will keep you reading long after you've given up on the conscientious, forgettable plot."
TV comic Lyle Hudnut is in such deep doo-doo—he's been caught in a Vice sweep of a New York adult cinema—that he needs the best ghostwriter on earth to write his comeback autobiography. Read full book review >

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TIME ON FIRE by Evan Handler
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Painfully funny, remarkably open and life-affirming, Handler's account is as valuable as Norman Cousins's Anatomy of an Illness and as wonderfully literate as Anatole Broyard's Intoxicated by My Illness."
Brutally frank and blisteringly angry, Handler's story, adapted from his off-Broadway show, is also the funniest, most enjoyable account of a battle with cancer you'll ever read. Read full book review >

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WATCH YOUR MOUTH by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2000

"Beneath all the busy trimmings, though, it's just another reworking of your basic self-reflexive parody incest opera mystery. About average for the genre."
Handler follows up his waggish debut (The Basic Eight, 1999) with an even more pungent fricassee: a summer's romance turned incestuous and murderous, cast in the form of an opera followed, naturally, by a 12-step recovery program. Read full book review >