Search Results: "Chris Grayling"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Grayling creates rich worlds that speak to the love humans and animals feel for one another."
In Grayling's debut fiction, William Colbert is saved by a mysterious dog that will change his life. 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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THE MYSTERY OF THINGS by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"Open-ended epistemological meditations, occasionally stumbling into platitudes."
A smattering of brief, mildly engaging essays for the lay reader on art, literature and culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers may feel a touch of Whiggish optimism themselves, especially when reviewing the various bills of rights that close the book."
Just when things were looking bad for liberty around the world, here comes a bracing burst of Whiggish optimism from philosophy professor Grayling (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London; Truth Meaning and Realism: A Personal Philosophy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Well-argued and persuasive, but not likely to sway the red states."
A philosopher seeks to determine whether Allied area-bombing during World War II was a moral wrong. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Some fresh ways of looking at and thinking about a very familiar topic."
A philosophical inquiry into friendship with a historical perspective. Read full book review >

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THE GOD ARGUMENT by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Mild though the rebuke is, a readable and persuasive argument—if, of course, an exercise in preaching to the choir."
A spirited repudiation of pies and deities in the sky in favor of an ethic that "is about this world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"'I think, therefore I am' is only the beginning of the story."
The work of the French rationalist is best understood within the politics of the 17th century, as cogently presented here for the non-philosopher. Read full book review >