Search Results: "David Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS by Mia Couto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A haunting, ethereal flight of magical realism."
In the tiny village of Kulumani, the people struggle to keep themselves safe from a marauding band of lions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"Friendly teasing of the mandarins of the Information Age—infectiously funny, but seldom getting under the skin or drawing blood. (First serial to Newsweek)"
A lighthearted morphology that traces the evolution, mating rituals, and nervous system of a new group of social animals: the bourgeois bohemians ("Bobos") who arose from the affluent educated class and reconciled the counterculture values of the 1960s to the entrepreneurial energies of the 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"From a cuddly conservative: a genial ode to America that only a snooty French deconstructionist could fail to find amusing and enlightening."
New York Times op-ed columnist Brooks, whose Bobos in Paradise (2000) anatomized "the new upper class," now sends up and celebrates America's middle class in all its vulgarity and yearning. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012  by David Brooks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A trove of fine writing on big issues, albeit at the expense of more playful exemplars of the contemporary essay."
Well-told pieces on a narrow range of subjects define the latest iteration of the Best American Essays franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"An uncommonly brilliant blend of sociology, intellect and allegory."
Through the lens of a hypothetical couple and their offspring, New York Times columnist Brooks (On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) In the Future Tense, 2005, etc.) cleverly explores the realms of the psyche and the unconscious mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST WIFE by Paulina Chiziane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A brave but heavy-handed work about the plight of women in a patriarchal society.
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A man's five wives band together, against all odds, to demand what's rightfully theirs. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one."
New York Times columnist Brooks (The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, 2011, etc.) returns with another volume that walks the thin line between self-help and cultural criticism.Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

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GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

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DAWN by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Even when Brooks is not at his best, however, he still produces compelling fiction that will leave teens clamoring for his previous titles. (Mystery. YA)"
Dawn Bundy wants to kill God. Read full book review >