Search Results: "Dan Jenkins"


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DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >

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MORNINGS WITH JENKINS by Jean Yarger
Released: March 23, 2012

"A lighthearted business fable—à la Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his misadventures in Mr. McGregor's garden—with solid lessons for leaders seeking to breed success within their organization."
Yarger creates a charming business fable using short stories and tales based on gardening to teach leadership and management principles. Read full book review >

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HIS OWNSELF by Dan Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A good book for the reactionary on your gift list."
Acclaimed sportswriter and best-selling novelist Jenkins (The Franchise Babe, 2008) writes about golf, his upbringing and how "everything was better in the '30s." Read full book review >

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RUDE BEHAVIOR by Dan Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A coarse mix of good ol' boy put-downs, below-the-belt slurs, sports gossip, and aw-shucks sentimentality can't mask the sadness in this tale of men building monuments to their former glory. (Author tour)"
The veteran sportswriter rounds up his gang from Semi-Tough (1972) and Life on Its Ownself (1984) for a crassly funny, cynical, but ultimately endearing nod at professional football. Read full book review >

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YOU GOTTA PLAY HURT by Dan Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Some will find it offensive, particularly in sexual and racial matters, but there's nothing in this sprawling comedy that can't be found in the world."
Bawdy, bitter, very funny, and as absolutely tasteless as its subject matter: Jenkins's farewell salute to big-time sportswriting is a tell-all novel that deflates the hype around each and every event, from the Olympics to the Kentucky Derby to Wimbledon. Read full book review >

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THE FRANCHISE BABE by Dan Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"The same old story, written by someone who should know better."
Never has the worldview of Golf Digest columnist Jenkins (Slim and None, 2005, etc.) been pettier than in this cliché-ridden, boorish and brief exploration of the newly sexualized world of the LPGA tour. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY-WHIPPED STEER-JOB THREE-JACK GIVE-UP ARTIST by Dan Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"It's dismaying to see a great sportswriter reduced to feeble self-parody, becoming a potty-mouthed adolescent whose chief delight seems to be thinking up new ethnic and gender epithets. Pathetic."
The pride of Goat Hills, Jenkins, perhaps our best living golf writer, returns to his thinly fictionalized version of the PGA Tour for the first time in a quarter-century. Read full book review >

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DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >