Search Results: "Clint Young"


BOOK REVIEW

CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2005

"A fistful of goo."
A biography of actor-director Eastwood that's tantamount to a puffed-up press release. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Interviews with various Eastwood cohorts keep the pages lively, but the more lasting taste is rather ashy—or trashy. (Thirty-four b&w photographs)"
Banal bio from Thompson (Madonna Revealed, 1991—not reviewed), stitched together from interviews the author has conducted with Eastwood over the years. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1996

"While Schickel's not on Clint's payroll, his book reads like the longest publicity release in history. (24 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000)"
A veritable hagiography of actor, auteur, and man's man Eastwood. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE WILLOWS by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Funny and warm, this could tempt a new generation toward the raptures of 'messing about in boats.' (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Writing a sequel to such a beloved classic is almost as bold a move as Toad stealing a motor-car, but happily, Kelly's results warrant accolades rather than a trip to gaol. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"There are better books on Eastwood, from a more recent perspective, but these fan's notes reflect extraordinary access and frequent illumination."
This collection of previously unpublished, exhaustive interviews from three decades ago has a conversational intimacy that reveals as much about the journalist as they do about an actor-director he obviously worships. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIZABETH by Kate Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A celebratory and entertaining royal biography."
Early-life biography of the queen, who "in one sense…is the twentieth century."Read full book review >

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YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news."
It's not all beer and skittles on Wall Street. After all, writes New York business and technology reporter Roose, a budding Rockefeller needs to be able to "write a coherent memo to your boss after your third or fourth Jäger Bomb." Read full book review >

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YOUNG HENRY by Robert Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hutchinson provides insight into Henry's spoiled life and his self-orbiting attitude, but surely there was more to the young man than this."
Biography of the younger life of the infamous Tudor king. Read full book review >

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BRIGHAM YOUNG by John G. Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism."
Sprawling life of a larger-than-life character in the history of the American West. Read full book review >