Search Results: "Dave Itzkoff"


BOOK REVIEW

COCAINE'S SON by Dave Itzkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A satisfying journey into the depths of hard-heartedness and the struggle to heal an old wound."
A son's attempt to salvage a relationship with his cocaine-addict father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A solid behind-the-scenes movie book. While fans of the film will find the book irresistible, others may be less convinced by Itzkoff's case for Network's prescience and cultural significance, supported though it may be by the opinions of Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper and others in the news industry."
Compellingly told story of the making and cultural effect of the 1976 Hollywood satire of the TV industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADS by Dave Itzkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Surprisingly readable, despite the author's abundant disgust for himself and others."
Driven by a series of demons he's eager to detail, debut memoirist Itzkoff lays bare the torments of his young, post-collegiate life as an aspiring editor in the testosterone-scented offices of men's magazine publishers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

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CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AND DAVE by Felice Arena
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Better to read Susan Pearson's Slugs in Love (2006), illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sliding along on a slick of sibilants, this episode pairs "sleek, slim and simply stunning" Sally, "sensational at sports," with sloppy neighbor Dave, who spends his time "sleeping sideways in his own slime." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE BARRY DOES JAPAN by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A droll, light companion to all those heavy texts that offer dreary, detailed analyses of Nippon and its people; and if your yakuta is tied wrong, the hell with it. (Line drawings by Barry throughout.)"
Barry (Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, 1991, etc.), syndicated humorist and author of a lot of funny books (most with his name in the title—as if there's a lot of shoddy imitation), does it again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF DAVE by Will Self
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Thus, this is indeed divided: by turns acrid, funny and perversely moving, yet marred by sourness, shrillness and redundancy."
England in the future and (mostly) underwater is the post-apocalyptic setting for the brazen Brit author's ambitious dystopian satire. Read full book review >