Search Results: "Dan Epstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Baseball fans and non-fans alike will revel in this loving look at a long-gone era."
A delightful history of the "weirdness, hairiness, overall funkiness, and sheer amusement" that was America's pastime in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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STARS AND STRIKES by Dan Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2014

"A must for everyone who still remembers when the White Sox wore shorts."
A knuckleball ride through the wonderful and wacky year the nation celebrated its 200th birthday—and the national pastime changed forever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"A harrowing look at the road ahead that should urge immediate, proactive change."
A comprehensive read on climate change, its environmental and health impacts and the actions that can be taken against it—as seen through a health professional's eyes. Read full book review >

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ROOKIE DAD by Rick Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1992

"Despite an occasional lapse of good taste, Epstein's humor is engaging and his observations, though shallow, are sharp."
A lightweight but clever look at the sometimes comical, occasionally grievous, trials of modern suburban fatherhood. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1993 by Joseph Epstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"A solid collection of 22 essays that, for the most part, draw us into the quietly entertaining pleasure of contemplating what makes humans tick."
``The style of the essayist is that of an extremely intelligent, highly commonsensical person talking, without stammer and with impressive coherence, to him- or herself and to anyone else who cares to eavesdrop,'' writes essayist Epstein in his introduction to this satisfying eighth volume of the annual series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cogent and satisfying primer on the mind of the perspicacious Gallic theorist who discerned a new form of government in America."
Essayist Epstein (Friendship, 2006, etc.) presents his take on America's most quoted, least vexing Frenchman in this latest addition to the Eminent Lives series. Read full book review >

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ATTENDING by Ronald Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Worthy reading for medical students and practitioners but also applicable to other fields: artists, writers, musicians, teachers et al. can also fall into formulaic ruts and autopilot behavior and need literally to change their minds."
Can the encounter between doctor and patient be improved? A renowned family physician thinks so, and he explains how in this compendium of a lifetime of experience. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING CHARLIE: A Pictorial Biography by Jerry Epstein
Released: April 16, 1989

A sweetheart, surely the most intimate and moving picture of Chaplin's last three decades that we will ever have. Read full book review >

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SAN REMO DRIVE by Leslie Epstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A modest work, but not slight. With a light touch, Epstein evokes the fear and exhilaration of youth—and the comforts and regrets of middle age."
Five interrelated tales of a leftist family in Hollywood during the McCarthy years and beyond, from longtime fiction writer Epstein (Ice Fire Water, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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PANDAEMONIUM by Leslie Epstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"The materials for a fine novel are here, but this one feels both overwrought and uninvolving."
A sprawling and frequently ponderous tale about the film industry in Hollywood and on location elsewhere in the late 1930s and the early days of WW II, from a scion of Hollywood families who's distinguished himself as the author of such novels as King of the Jews (1979) and Pinto and Sons (1990). Read full book review >

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GOSSIP by Joseph Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Amusing and serious in equal measures, Epstein grants readers the pleasurable company of a master observer of humanity's foibles."
The celebrated essayist anatomizes our sociocultural obsession with gossip, delineating the ways that it can bring people together as well as tear them apart. Read full book review >