Search Results: "Eli Saslow"


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TEN LETTERS by Eli Saslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Certainly, this is an Obama-centric book in which every chapter shows the president nobly dealing with the larger issues addressed in these letters; only one of the letters is negative, and some of the stories are bland. The best, however, offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of people who are hopeful, and sometimes desperate, to be heard."
Every evening, President Obama sits down to read ten letters selected from the 20,000 that arrived in the day's mail. Who are these people, and what are their stories? Read full book review >

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THE PICKLE INDEX by Eli Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Half-baked Orwell."
A ramshackle circus troupe attempts to rescue its imprisoned ringleader in this political farce/allegory. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1997

"A fine little book."
A first novel about dysfunctional family life and coming of age in suburbia that relies on careful writing and a sly wit to distinguish itself from other narratives in this most contemporary of genres. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >

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DIASPORA BOY by Eli Valley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2017

"For those as interested as the artist in the limits of satire, this audacious, potent collection pushes past them."
A cartoonist's collection of graphic provocations on Zionism, the Diaspora, and Jewish stereotypes. Read full book review >

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e: THE STORY OF A NUMBER by Eli Maor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pithy, punchy, and surprisingly accessible."
This book that dares to use ``e'' in its title is not for mathematicians only. Read full book review >

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CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN by Eli  Hastings
Released: May 1, 2013

"As elemental, lyrical and cringe-inducing a love story as they come."
A candid, bracing memoir of love, addiction and self-destruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Sagan knows his ancient history and compellingly elucidates Athenian self-destructive paranoia, but his argument loses force with tentative speculations on the future, only tangential references to modern democracy, and overreliance on Freudian theory."
A fractured psychoanalytical history of democracy focusing mostly on the ancient Athenian city-state, from sociologist Sagan (Freud, Women, and Morality, 1988, etc. Sagan believes that Athenian democracy and our modern American republic share fundamental moral and psychological dilemmas that derive from the ``paranoid position'': a desire to control others and a fear of loss of self. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME by Eli Wallach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2005

"Selective but not sketchy, with vivid, valuable recollections of Broadway during its golden age."
Warm, ingratiating memoir of an acting career spanning 60 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"In meaningful, attention-worthy ways, Broad wisely distributes mental habits and daily practices that have made him a happy, successful man."
Billionaire philanthropist Broad, who has built two Fortune 500 companies, serves up a lifetime of business lessons. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE HIM by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sensational revelations arrive too late to enliven a smoothly written but sluggish and morose tale."
A midlife crisis in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1993

"A disappointing scrapbook seemingly designed more for the author than the reader."
An uneven—and even self-indulgent—mÇlange of autobiography and reportage from a Jewish writer with deep southern roots. Read full book review >