Search Results: "Daniel Handler"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH YOUR MOUTH by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2000

"Beneath all the busy trimmings, though, it's just another reworking of your basic self-reflexive parody incest opera mystery. About average for the genre."
Handler follows up his waggish debut (The Basic Eight, 1999) with an even more pungent fricassee: a summer's romance turned incestuous and murderous, cast in the form of an opera followed, naturally, by a 12-step recovery program. Read full book review >

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GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS by Daniel Handler
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 6, 2014

"Terrific appetizer for discussion. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
This trim, clothbound first in a series from Kalman and Handler for the Museum of Modern Art offers an intriguing painting-and-prose response to a selection of photographs of, as the title indicates, girls and young women standing on lawns. Read full book review >

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WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Just the sort of thing to make grown-ups and teenagers alike want to unfurl the black flag."
Life is a confused and confusing mess—but it still offers plenty of room for mischief, as Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, informs us. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DIRTY PARTS by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A disarming cautionary tale that's just naughty enough to be kept from Handler's Lemony Snicket fans but real enough to spark genuine conversations about sex and its consequences."
A perpetually horny teenage boy learns the difference between a breakup and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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ADVERBS by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Experimental fiction is rarely this emotionally engaging."
The author of the popular Lemony Snicket series of children's books puts a playful spin on adult themes of love and lust, showing a narrative ingenuity that should delight readers interested in exploring the possibilities of fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BASIC EIGHT by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1999

"Discuss."
An adult young-adult first novel set in a San Francisco high school. Read full book review >

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WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler
FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs. (Romance. 14 & up)"
A toy truck, bottle caps, rose petals, a cookbook and a box full of other seemingly unobtrusive mementos are dumped on the doorstep of Ed Slaterton by his ex-girlfriend, Min. Their unlikely romance lasted just over a month. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Painfully honest and self-deprecating to the point of discomfort."
Best known for his work in Sex and the City and The West Wing, full-time character actor and part-time author Handler follows up his gripping memoir about surviving cancer (Time on Fire, 1996) with a collection of autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SISTERS by Jessica Handler
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A heartfelt, painful family saga, skillfully told by a survivor."
Essayist Handler debuts with a memoir of loving sibling bonds cruelly interrupted. Read full book review >

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THE HOT PINK FARMHOUSE by David Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"Scads of movie references for fans of vintage horror, but the gratingly cute Berger-Desiree by-play and the usual blather about village charm versus modernization make this sequel less appealing than Berger's sharp debut (The Cold Blue Blood, 2001)."
Pudgy film critic Mitch Berger, a New York City Jew, and his unlikely love Desiree Mitry, a black cop with a sensational tush who's now contentedly directing traffic outside Center School in tony Dorset, Connecticut, discover that life and love in the 'burbs can be every bit as calamitous as in the big city. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD RED INDIAN SUMMER by David Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Des (black) and Mitch (Jewish) are more appealing than usual (The Shimmering Blond Sister, 2010, etc.) as they deal with her father's depression and his parents' relocation."
A suspended NFL superstar and his entourage move to Connecticut. Mayhem ensues. Read full book review >

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UGANDA BE KIDDING ME by Chelsea Handler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 4, 2014

"Fans of Handler's outrageous persona will find much to enjoy; the unconverted will remain so."
Further globe-trotting adventures of the scandalous talk show host. Read full book review >