Search Results: "David M. Brodzinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"Replete with anecdotal material, this offers few new insights but does lay out issues of development that only adoptees face over the course of life."
A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Read full book review >

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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES by David M. Carroll
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2004

"A pitch-perfect memoir, skirting sentimentality as it embraces sentiment, getting at nature's marvel and its endless transfigurations. (40 b&w line drawings and halftones by the author)"
Naturalist/writer Carroll (Swampwalker's Journal, 1999, etc.) reveals all the touchstones that turned him from a Turtle Boy to a Turtle Man. Read full book review >

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ANGELS IN HEAVEN by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Wispy plotting, but the offbeat humor, nutty characters, and (mostly haplesnEWSLUGsPSV. Daniel may find you hunting up the trio of previous Vic paperbacks."
An amusing hardcover introduction to six-foot-seven San Fernando Valley p.i. Read full book review >

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RERUNS by David M. Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A dark, laugh-track-ready take on deceptively light fare."
Spanning from one Emmy season to the next, Hunter's slim black comedy follows the production cycle of a farcical take on television history from the perspectives of three key players. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1999

"Nonetheless, an important study that should rest on the shelf next to last summer's brilliant, and more readable, Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. (photos, maps, not seen) (History Book Club Main selection)"
A meticulous, scholarly study of one of the great land battles of WWII, from from the founder of the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office and editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2014

"A basic primer for homeowners in a tough spot."
A no-nonsense guide for homeowners facing foreclosure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1992

"By bringing solid scholarship to the pioneering efforts of Bud Hopkins and the hot prose of Whitley Strieber, this marks the next stage in UFO abduction research—and is just as likely to fly off the supermarket bookracks."
Next time you glance at your watch and find a few minutes missing, better rush to your local hypnotist—you, too, might have been unwittingly kidnapped by a UFO. Read full book review >

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Fire Your Shrink and Read this Book Instead by David M. Klein
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An honest, edgy and highly logical explanation of why analysis doesn't always work."
In Klein's debut nonfiction self-help book, the author turns a critical eye toward talk therapy and questions its ability to help a person change his life for the better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITE ME A LETTER by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Not as amusing or original as Angels, and the relentlessly peppy tone and wisecracks will lose readers fast."
Determinedly offbeat second hardcover adventure (Angels in Heaven, 1992) for geekishly tall San Fernanado Valley p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF DICE AND MEN by David M. Ewalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A serviceable history of Dungeons & Dragons coupled with an insightful look at the game's allure."
A child of the polyhedral dice returns to the fantasy game of his youth in a reverential history of the innovative pastime that has launched billions of role-playing adventures. Read full book review >

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HENRY FRIENDLY, GREATEST JUDGE OF HIS ERA by David M. Dorsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"A dense and lawyerly but sometimes illuminating biography."
The improbable making of a brilliant jurist. Read full book review >