Search Results: "Daniel Paisner"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"One of the better inside-appreciations of the chancy, high- stakes game of broadcast TV since Merle Miller's Only You, Dick Daring (1964). (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
If a camel is a horse designed by a committee, successful TV shows, on the evidence of the cautionary tale at hand, almost have to be accidents of nature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A powerful metaphor of how our materialistic greed turns cowhide into a mutimillion-dollar holy grail."
A shocking, funny, and detailed record exposing the excessive market value of collectibles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 1989

Celebrity biographer Paisner (Theo and Me—a bio of Malcolm Jamal Warner; coauthor with Willard Scott of America is My Neighborhood) here stitches together interviews and day-in-the-life profiles with more than 50 prominent national and local newswomen—in a fluffy, mock-tough celebration of the life. styles of the bright and telegenic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIXER by Ira Judelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Will appeal to readers of true crime and law enforcement narratives."
Acidic account of the little-understood profession of bail bondsman. Read full book review >

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CHASING PERFECT by Bob Hurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Hurley's writing walks a fine line between unadorned and overly conversational, but the messages come through clearly, and fans of Friday Night Lights, as well as sports fans in general, will enjoy the author's memories."
Twenty-five state championships, four national championships, seven undefeated seasons: With the assistance of veteran co-author Paisner (co-author: Nobody's Perfect: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History, 2011, etc.), Hurley tells the stories behind his remarkable success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Well-written but with the feel of a magazine article masquerading as a book."
The story of a basketball journeyman caught up in the civil war in Libya. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Captures both tragic events and beautiful images that continue to haunt the author after more than 60 years."
Gripping memoir of a Polish family that escaped the Nazi liquidation of Jews by living in sewers for 14 months. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2005

"'There is no justice in poker,' says Moneymaker, and it's true. But bring some smarts, guile, intuition, experience—and luck—to the table, and it can be as much fun as this firsthand account."
An inexperienced Internet poker fish tangles with the best at Binion's World Series of Poker—and wins big. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"For a more in-depth, gripping story of living with autism, check out John Elder Robison's Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's (2007). But if you need a dose of positivity with a sprinkle of Rocky, you could do a lot worse than J-Mac."
Slight but inspiring book about four minutes and 19 seconds in basketball that touched millions of lives. Read full book review >