Search Results: "Deborah Carlin"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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A CARLIN HOME COMPANION by Kelly Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A funny, honest, and compassionate account of growing up with a master of comedy."
George Carlin's daughter offers an intimate look at her life growing up with a comedy legend. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S LOVE? by Deborah Carlin
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 2008

"Beautiful yet, unlike the emotion it celebrates, somehow ephemeral. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Gorgeous black-and-white photographs accompany a series of statements that attempt to define—or at least encompass—"love." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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BRAIN DROPPINGS by George Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 1997

"Carlin succeeds admirably, though not without qualification."
Abounding yuks, chuckles, guffaws, rip-snorts—though few side-splitters—in this free-form compendium of Carlin's comedy stylings. Read full book review >

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ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Consider Tom Birdseye and Ethan Long's Oh, Yeah! (2003) for backyard-camping fun instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clichéd story accompanied by less-than-engaging illustrations. Read full book review >

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AMERICA THE PHILOSOPHICAL by Carlin Romano
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A tour de force—encyclopedic, entertaining and enlightening."
Chronicle of Higher Education critic-at-large Romano (Philosophy and Humanities/Ursinus Coll.) debuts with a comprehensive and certain-to-be controversial diagnosis of the condition of philosophical thinking in America today. Read full book review >

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KNOWING MANDELA by John Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A brief but moving look at the rare qualities of an effective, good-hearted leader."
Anecdotal, intimate remembrance of the South African leader by a journalist who grew to love him. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"More screwball than satire, the amusement factor can't raise the narrative from the weight of its too-familiar elements."
In a town where everybody is for sale, how is an agent of hell supposed to corrupt anyone? Read full book review >

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CHASE YOUR SHADOW by John Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"The fascinating story of a once-invincible man 'who has made the best of the cards that life has dealt him but…revealed himself to possess to an equally extreme degree the insecurities that all are prey to.'"
An engaging biography of the Olympic sprinter and convicted killer we thought we knew. Read full book review >

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PHILADELPHIA NOIR by Carlin Romano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Following Lone Star Noir, Twin Cities Noir, Wall Street Noir and 40 more, another excellent entry in Akashic's long-running noir-by-neighborhood series."
Seventeen unsettling new stories in a dark-side collection that will brighten your day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A convincing case for nurturing friendships in many of the same ways we nurture relationships with partners and other family—both online and off."
A wide-ranging look at the many forms of friendships and how those relationships can affect our lives. Read full book review >