Search Results: "David L. Geisinger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Slick repackaging of standard advice."
Psychotherapists Barbach (For Each Other, 1982, etc.) and Geisinger team up here to write in praise of monogamy—ever-more appealing as the sexual revolution turns nasty. Read full book review >

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PRODUCER by David L. Wolper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fascinating for entertainment industry buffs, and nicely revealing of an entrepreneur with a great heart as well as a golden touch."
Prolific film, TV, and entertainment producer Wolper tours his life, helped by veteran coauthor Fisher (Hard Evidence, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BICYCLE MAN by David L. Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Honest but not especially engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The setting—1927 in a Southern small town—matches the old-fashioned feel of this quiet story of loss and hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Valuable for outlining the major and hitherto relatively unremarked parallels between the two experiences, and for doing so in a cool and dispassionate way."
A comparison of the role of intellectuals in opposing the wars in Algeria and Vietnam, respectively, by Schalk (History/Vassar). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Olivia's Story by David L. Dahl
Released: June 10, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of history and fantasy, with a likably audacious heroine plotting against the Nazis."
During World War II, the future of two worlds—human and fairy—depends on a young American woman in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Last Chore by David L. Dahl
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"A pleasing fantasy, especially for tween girls who love horses."
In this novella for middle-grade readers, a girl and her horse are threatened by wildfire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELL ON EARTH by David L. Porter
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Weak on human interest, strong on scientific connections."
Global warming and apathy combine to make large wildfires more frequent, contends former Mountain News managing editor Porter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"A day-to-day quick study of how Malachi fits into contemporary life."
A modern-day look at the book of Malachi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2014

"Useful overviews to kick-start a more focused plan for retirement."
A financial adviser outlines key concepts and issues to consider regarding retirement planning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIDEWALKING by David L. Ulin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Those who know the city will have the advantage, but Ulin casts his net widely, so most readers will enjoy his observations of Los Angeles in literary and popular art as well as his thoughtful personal views."
Writers love New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. They do not ignore Los Angeles, but love is often in short supply, writes book critic and former Los Angeles Times book editor Ulin (The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, 2010, etc.) in this mostly affectionate, rambling exploration of his adopted city. Read full book review >