Search Results: "Claire Friedman"


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CHIMPS SHOULD BE CHIMPS by Claire  Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A moving story with graphic appeal makes an effective case for animal rights. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An elderly zoo chimp tells the story of his oppressive early life as an animal performer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 30, 2005

"By focusing on Lula and her doll—the 'silent witness' of the title—the grand sweep of history is placed very firmly and humanely within the grasp of young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The events of the Civil War unfold, filtered through the experiences of Lula McLean, on whose father's farm the First Battle of Bull Run was fought, and in whose father's living room Lee surrendered. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEDERER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Longtime critic and essayist Claire Dederer has always had a slight obsession with film director Roman Polanski. So in the summer of 2011, a year after the release of Poser, her gutsy, bestselling debut memoir about yoga and motherhood, she set out to write her next book with him in mind. “I was working on that book,” Dederer recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >

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GUN MEN by Gary Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1993

"Good clean fun for gun- control freaks with a taste for blood."
A principled assassin takes on the brass of a quasi-NRA outfit in newcomer Friedman's first fiction—a pulpish update of Rogue Male. Read full book review >

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THE MILE HIGH CLUB by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"But the Kinkster's loyal fans won't rest until they see whether their hero gets left holding the bag."
No wonder Kinky Friedman is feeling a little agitato. Read full book review >

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ELVIS, JESUS, AND COCA COLA by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Not much about Coca-Cola, though."
Nobody (certainly not sneering Sgt. Read full book review >

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Hell Toupee by Mitch Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Takes a light, self-deprecating approach, injecting some comic relief into a calamitous experience with hair loss."
A self-conscious funnyman recalls the series of stressful misfortunes that caused his unflattering hair loss. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY LOVER by Carl Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Superlative work from one of the best newer writers on the international scene."
By the Dutch author of Nightfather (1994) and The Shovel and the Loom (1996), three long stories that explore the Jewish experience and the legacy of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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IDEAL MARRIAGE by Peter Friedman
Released: March 1, 2004

"Andre is a friendly kid but hardly a complex one, and newcomer Friedman has to reach and stretch for material enough to fill up even this microcosmic little slip of a Bildungsroman."
The sometimes, though never deeply, amusing little tale of a teenaged boy planning for his sex life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-written and well-paced, but may have limited appeal."
A memoir of two years in the life of a slightly muddled collegiate who sought clarity by traveling the world on a shoestring budget. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A potent, convincing manifesto on how female sexual equality marches onward despite cultural roadblocks."
A feminist perspective on sexual power and its uses and abuses in America. Read full book review >