Search Results: "Debra Ginsberg"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a definitive study of the profession, but simply one woman's tale of table service and, equally, of her lovers, her friends, and her family. Served with a smile."
A fresh new writer and seasoned waitress will be your server for this memoir of a life measured out with coffee spoons. It's not the same story as Prufrock's. Read full book review >

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THE GRIFT by Debra Ginsberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Although Marina is a richly drawn, deeply involving heroine, the overly contrived plot sits uneasily with Ginsberg's earnest take on paranormal powers."
Memoirist and novelist Ginsberg (Blind Submission, 2006, etc.) mixes supernatural and film noir elements in this mystery about a woman whose living as a psychic falls apart when her psychic powers become too real. Read full book review >

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BLIND SUBMISSION by Debra Ginsberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Juicy, if superficial and guilty of many of the very tricks it skewers."
From memoirist Ginsberg (About My Sisters, 2004, etc.), a romantic satire about the publishing industry that combines what the heroine herself calls "bite the boss" with "bit the assistant" fiction. Read full book review >

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ABOUT MY SISTERS by Debra Ginsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Loving and candid, as the best family stories are."
A rich celebration of life with three sisters. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORS ARE WATCHING by Debra Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Suburban noir—dark, funny and sometimes creepy; readers may be surprised at the amount of empathy they end up feeling for less-than-appealing characters."
A novel from Ginsberg (The Grift, 2008, etc.) about a middle-class, seemingly genteel San Diego neighborhood teeming with secrets that unravel in the aftermath of a California wildfire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2002

"A stirring record of a mother's battle fought with zest, humor, and love."
Memoirist Ginsberg, who waited tables for 20 years to support her writing habit (Waiting, 2000), movingly details her experiences with a "different" child. Read full book review >

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EPISODES by Blaze Ginsberg
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"They will, however, come to understand Blaze, as each passage functions as a minimalist gateway into his passions, dreams, fears and desires. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
Crushes, obsessions, friendships, family, Grand Theft Auto, Thanksgiving and Hilary Duff form the topics of just a few of the stories in the memoir of Blaze Ginsberg, high-functioning autistic son of writer Debra Ginsberg. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1974

"This intimate exposition of personality and creativity is the most vivid understanding we have of the major contemporary poet."
Ball has found a most benign use for his Sony — eavesdropping on Allen Ginsberg's 1971 cross-country college lecture tour at UC Davis, Wisconsin State, Wyoming, St. Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 2000

"Except for historians and fans of the Beats, nothing to howl about."
A comprehensive, well-organized collection of uneven prose by the late Beat Poet (Journals Mid-Fifties, 1995; Death and Fame, 1999). Read full book review >

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The Quarterback by Allen S. Ginsberg
Released: April 1, 2013

"Contains elements of a compelling story but seen through a dull lens."
Ginsberg's novel depicts the rise and fall of small-town quarterback phenom Joe Sachuck. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1995

"An important document has been added to the Beat canon."
Ball has shaped these raw, revealing "journals" — gleaned from a dozen sources, including pocket notebooks and a large 1954 desk calendar bearing Ginsberg's random jottings — into the essential record of the questing, wild-eyed, lustful young poet's sexual, spiritual, and literary odyssey. Read full book review >