Search Results: "Chris Hedges"


BOOK REVIEW

WAGES OF REBELLION by Chris Hedges
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Like early-20th-century muckraking journalists and, more recently, I.F. Stone, Hedges makes a boisterous, outspoken contribution to revolutionizing the national conversation."
A call for a new American revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Best either for serious Hedges fans or read in small doses."
Hectoring collection of Internet jeremiads by the former Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times war correspondent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2005

"In the main, uninspired and trite."
A melodramatic, overwritten examination of present-day virtue—or the lack of it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"A call for a new American revolution, passionately proclaimed."
An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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James Hedges. Discreet Inquiries. Private Investigations. by Michael Adam Leptuch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 2014

"A detective who's much different from Chandler's Marlowe but equally unforgettable."
A Hollywood private eye's on the case when a shooting puts him in the hospital and a councilman's daughter in the morgue in Leptuch's (Last of the Horse Pistols, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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THE HEIGHTS by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2010

"Warm-hearted yet unsentimental, a smooth weave of marital and neighborhood dynamics."
A husband is tempted to cheat, and a happy marriage is threatened in the most successful novel yet from Hedges, best known as the author (and later director) of What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1991). Read full book review >

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WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hedges turns a nice phrase; in fact, all that's lacking here are content and nerve."
An ever-so-gentle coming-of-age story—a saccharine Last Picture Show—that almost smothers the evident talent of its author in an overdose of pop culture. Read full book review >

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AN OCEAN IN IOWA by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1998

"The child's-eye view is finely done, but its limitations are also apparent, as Scotty's world, family, and friends seem at critical moments to be not just imperfect but insubstantial. (Author tour)"
In his carefully understated way, Hedges follows up What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1991) with a boy's tale of quiet desperation when his artist mother suddenly abandons him and his sisters to find herself. Read full book review >