Search Results: "David M. Halperin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Unfortunately, like Foucault's work itself, probably too arcane for a general readership."
A self-described ``worshipper'' of Foucault takes on critics of the philosopher in two interrelated essays dealing with Foucault's sexual politics and his biographers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE GAY by David M. Halperin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An unsatisfying and scattered analysis."
Halperin (History and Theory of Sexuality/Univ. of Michigan; What Do Gay Men Want?, 2010, etc.) attempts to deconstruct various aspects of gay male culture. Read full book review >

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JOURNAL OF A UFO INVESTIGATOR by David Halperin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Whether it's a nervous breakdown with flying saucers or a Burroughs-like odyssey through religious allegory, this novel never coalesces into a convincing story."
An adolescent boy copes with his religious heritage and personal demons through a staggeringly lush fantasy life. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND RAIN by Ian Halperin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Despite the amount of time Halperin spends on Taylor's considerable difficulties, the affection he has for Taylor's music, best exhibited by the interviews with fans that are scattered throughout the book, shines throughout."
The turbulent life, loves, and career of pop star James Taylor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 1991

"A savvy, provocative progress report that's fine fare for Fed sophisticates, albeit with precious few rewards for nonspecialists."
A quasi-insider's evenhanded evaluation of Alan Greenspan's stewardship as chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors—an account that almost surely tells readers more than they care to know about the nuances of monetary policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A valuable text—not just for the solution, but also for the refreshing philosophy behind it."
An unlikely criminal-justice pioneer revisits his innovative, immensely successful crusade against youth homicide in America's worst neighborhoods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An intriguing exploration of jealousy's power to destroy and renew relationships."
A provocative analysis of the role that jealousy plays in romantic relationships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTINCTION: BAD GENES OR BAD LUCK? by David M. Raup
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"While the book is important for what it has to say about life on earth, it is also a marvelous exposition of think and double-think in science."
A remarkably candid book on what we know and (mostly) what we don't know about evolution and extinction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREAT by David M. Jacobs
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Jacobs knows that people think he's crazy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL TAPES by David M. Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"Unrelentingly raw language and graphic sex scenes may be off-putting to some, but, still, most readers will stick with this hard-bitten, tumultuous story to the finish."
The Dublin police are shocked and mystified when a bomb explodes under a busy city street, killing six and injuring many othersthis, just days before the state visit of the US President. Read full book review >