Search Results: "Daniel Menaker"


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MY MISTAKE by Daniel Menaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Menaker doesn't just recount experiences; he digs away at them with wit and astute reflection, looking for the pattern of a life that defies easy profit-and-loss lessons."
A well-known editor's funny and thoughtful memoir of wrong turns, both in and out of publishing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A thin broth containing a few chunky morsels."
A former book editor and New Yorker staffer weighs in on the history, strategies and significance of conversation, "a human art of great importance produced by all people everywhere." Read full book review >

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THE TREATMENT by Daniel Menaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 1998

"Work that's gifted but still in big pieces of cloth, a kind of coat of several colors."
This debut novel from Menaker (Friends and Relations, 1976, and The Old Left, 1987, stories) has all its author's usual strengths and charm in setting, details, and people, though the story itself tries ambitiously for a breadth and weight that never quite convince. Read full book review >

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THE AFRICAN SVELTE by Daniel Menaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An up-and-down yet mostly amusing collection. Many readers will skim the short analyses while enjoying the examples and illustrations."
Common expressions gain richness of meaning through mistakes in word usage. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1989

Menaker (Clinical Psychology/N. Y.U.) wrote these recollections in response to student questions about her five years of training at the Viennese Psychoanalytic Institute in the early heyday of Freudianism. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAT POWER! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Covering the dreaded litter box, balls-of-string adventures, the scratching post and the dead-bird gift, there are purrs aplenty here for cat lovers. (CD) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Either a companion or counterpoint to Dogs Rule! (2003), these 18 poems celebrate the lovable quirks, reproach the annoying traits and acknowledge the different personalities of all kinds of cats. Read full book review >

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COME BACK SOON by Daniel Schallau
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Undeniably well-meaning, but a bit of a mess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This busily surreal tale will make readers feel as though they've walked in on the middle of a conversation. Read full book review >

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LOVE STINKS by Daniel Postgate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bill is an endearing pup any poodle would be lucky to have. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Love stinks when you're the smelliest mutt in town and you've fallen for pristine, purebred poodle Peachy Snugglekins, who happens to be owned by your nemesis, Great Aunt Bleach! Read full book review >

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BUS STOP, BUS GO! by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

A hamster stages a cage-break on a school bus in this simple yet enjoyable piece of poetry, where the verse rolls along like the wheels on the bus, imparting a sweet momentum to the story. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The cut-out photos of faces and other details tucked into Kirk's (Moondogs, 1999, etc.) tidy, smooth-surfaced paintings will prompt double takes from viewers, and some chuckles, but the trite plot and long, monotonously rhymed text will get a polite reception at best. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this happy-ending remake of the nursery rhyme, a boy king gets over his shyness by doing himself what all his horses and men couldn't. Read full book review >