Search Results: "David Lipsky"


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THE ART FAIR by David Lipsky
Released: May 6, 1996

"The only thing missing from this weird account of art world shenanigans is any sense of the art itself—a pretty significant gap, to be sure."
Self-described Gen-X writer Lipsky (a story collection, Three Thousand Dollars, 1989, and the memoir Late Bloomers, 1994) helps define a genre pioneered by Harold Brodkey and perfected by contemporaries David Leavitt and Michael Chabon—the tale of the disappointed Jewish prince: an upper-middle-class whiner who feels cheated by life's difficulties and continues to exert a puerile omnipotence over all those around him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2010

"Still, a nicely gossipy inside view of a writer's world and a beautiful yet anguished mind."
My Dinner with Andre in a rental car—Rolling Stone contributing editor Lipsky (Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point, 2003, etc.) turns in a splintered portrait of the late, great novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Abrams and Lipsky assume that everyone in their generation wants the same things; given that they're writing about 46 million people, they can't possibly be right. (First serial to Harper's; author tour)"
Two members of the much-maligned Generation X answer four years of media condescension with a cogent, though flawed, economic analysis. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF ABRAHAM CAHAN by Seth Lipsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A straightforward narrative of the public life of a complex, commanding newspaperman."
A seasoned newsman reports on the life of one of America's great newspaper heroes, a writer and editor who practiced his craft in Yiddish. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BEATRIX POTTER AND HER PAINTBOX by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Humble and lovely. (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
A small girl named Beatrix Potter spends her childhood painting. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY DRAGON by David Biedrzycki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The idea of giving to others as the best way to celebrate Christmas is certainly not new, but the treatment here is fresh enough thanks to the help of the charming red dragon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the third story in the Me and My Dragon series, the red dragon and the boy who owns him find a new way to celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

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0-20 by David Hawcock
by David Hawcock, illustrated by David Hawcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"While handsome, as a pop-up counting book, this doesn't stand out. (Pop-up picture book. 3-6)"
Small of trim size and simple of design, this blocky companion to Aa To Zz: A Pop-Up Alphabet (2015) pairs single- and double-digit pop-up numerals with equivalent arrays of countable items. Read full book review >