Search Results: "Chris Ayres"


BOOK REVIEW

WAR REPORTING FOR COWARDS by Chris Ayres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Ayres a coward? Come on, give the guy a medal."
London Times journalist Ayres reluctantly joins the "elite, noble, and fucked-up profession" of Middle East war correspondent in this report from the frontlines. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY LEISURE by Chris Ayres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Entertaining memoir from a not-so-innocent abroad."
After a nine-day stint in Iraq, London Times correspondent Ayres (War Reporting for Cowards, 2005) finds himself embedded in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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I AM OZZY by Ozzy Osbourne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"An autobiography as toxic and addictive as any drug its author has ever ingested."
The legendary booze-addled metal rocker turned reality-TV star comes clean in his tell-all autobiography. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"With such shaky internal logic, the story collapses under its own weight. (Fiction. 12-14)"
An Ohio teenager abandons family and home to bring an escaped slave's baby to freedom in this handwringer_told in letters and diary entries_from Ayres (Family Tree, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUR OF THE MANATEE by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"More chase than investigation, really, though Tony's debut is marked by a certain lazy mental competence to match the physical stamina he's going to need."
Socialite Henry Hartley III's former domestic Maureen Fitzgerald, who's been certified for 25 years, barely has time to tell Gulf Coast photographer/p.i. Read full book review >

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A WORLD THE COLOR OF SALT by Noreen Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Authentic-sounding forensic nitty-gritty, autopsy protocol, and so on—but that jangling, be-bop narrative begins to grate after a while."
Sounding like an uncensored outtake from vintage Hill Street Blues, this introduction to ex-stripper, ex-cop, Orange County forensic specialist Smokey Brandon is tough, hip, visceral, and lusty enough to make both Wambaugh and Spillane sit up and wince. Read full book review >

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MACARONI BOY by Katherine Ayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Enough grisly rat details and boyish bravado to keep the boys reading, and enough local color, familial comfort, and historical minutiae for the girls. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Pinning her narrative to a few key historical details, Ayres makes the Pittsburgh Strip during the Depression the setting for Mike Costa's need to find out why his grandfather is so sick. Read full book review >

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SILVER DOLLAR GIRL by Katherine Ayres
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Ayres's (Family Tree, 1996) well-researched story is fun to read, full of spunk, and should teach a gentle lesson or two as well. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-12)"
A 12-year-old Victorian girl turns adventurer during the Colorado silver boom in this engrossing tale set in 1885. Read full book review >