Search Results: "Diane Jacobs"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"A messy entry in a category of sportswriting that's produced much better."
A grab bag of stories about the American boxing world and how the Mob transformed it in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An intimate, deeply engaging method of following historic events."
Historical ramble through the Revolutionary era via middle sister and intermediary Abigail Adams (1744-1818), who married best. Read full book review >

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HER OWN WOMAN by Diane Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2001

"A sympathetic introduction to a passionate and remarkable woman."
The life and times of the egotistical but extraordinary woman who challenged family and society to become the first modern feminist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Jacobs rarely smiles, but this dig into the archaeology of Sturges scripts and photos (54 b&w) is most welcome—and raising Preston is still enough."
Two so-so recent biographies of the euphoric film-director Preston Sturges (1898-1959), by James Curtis and Donald Spoto, and Sturges's posthumous autobiography, Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges (1990), are now followed by a critical biography that has a keener eye for the nuts and bolts of Sturges's scripts and his filmmaking than Curtis, Spoto, or even Sturges himself had. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful reminder that it is difficult to walk a mile in someone else's shoes—or in this case, skates. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An on-ice case of traded identities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT COMEBACK OF CAROLINE JACOBS by Matthew Dicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Heartwarming and often darkly humorous, this road trip for vengeance fairly cries out for filming."
Just as easily as a middle school friend can turn into an enemy, so can a wallflower turn into a suburban warrior in this tale of a woman seeking the best comeback to a bully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A readable and neatly paced examination of recent history that sheds light on even more recent events."
Political economist Jacobs (Woodrow Wilson Center/Princeton Univ.; Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America, 2005, etc.) considers the effects of the 1970s OPEC embargoes on subsequent politics.Read full book review >