Search Results: "Elizabeth Ames"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"That's quite a mixed bag. But so is this book. Of interest to election watchers to see what's happening out on the fringes."
Multimillionaire Forbes (Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It, 2014, etc.) turns in a mix of the old and new, the sensible and the puzzling in this three-pronged assault on things as they are. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A brief, straightforward, decent case for returning the dollar to the gold standard, sure to attract opposing arguments."
Multimillionaire Forbes and previous co-author Ames (Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't, 2012, etc.) argue that a monetary system based on a sound and stable currency is "our best hope of finally achieving a genuine recovery." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"A penetrating, street-level view of an infinitely depressing and growing problem."
Smack in the middle of the contentious immigration debate comes this angry indictment of the U.S. government's inability to protect us from criminal aliens already within our border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Inconsistent but filled with its share of Ames classics."
A grab bag of fact and fiction from Ames (The Alcoholic, 2008, etc.), shot through with his trademark self-loathing. Read full book review >

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All About the Greater Good by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"A well-paced, compelling story of minor events and ordinary lives spiraling out of control."
In her debut novel, Ames presents an account of the ordeal faced by a mother accused of assault and child endangerment. Read full book review >

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FROM A SINGLE SEED by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A tense, cautionary page-turner from start to finish, with well-defined protagonists and some riveting scenes."
A young coed from a prestigious Vermont college goes missing, and the local police suspect her boyfriend is guilty of foul play in Ames' (All about the Greater Good, 2016) chilling novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Angstridden sex is funny, à la Philip Roth; tongueincheek memoirs are funny, à la David Sedaris. Ames can be their water-boy for now, and maybe he'll join their company when he lets his humor develop organically rather than throwing it into the reader's face."
A mildly perverted, mildly humorous compilation of Ames's New York Press columns into one chunky memoir of sexridden angst. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO LOCKJAW by Greg Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novel about hard choices and doing the right thing that is modest, moving and true."
In this beautifully observed debut, a son wrestles with the possibility of assisted suicide for his mother, stricken with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Just once, Jonathan, let go and try writing with both fists."
Clever, self-involved performer and author Ames (What's Not to Love?, 2000, etc.) can't seem to let himself alone, mentally or physically, and he gleefully tells us all about it in this gathering of newspaper essays, journal entries, fiction, and miscellany. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, SIR! by Jonathan Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Pungent and hilarious, if completely off the deep end: Ames is like a perpetual undergraduate jokester, whom you either love or hate on first sight."
A demented picaresque about a Portnoy-ish neurotic (and his valet) who leaves the safety of Montclair, New Jersey, and heads for the untamed wilds. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Jonathan Ames
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Rare flashes of wit and energy, mostly drowned out by a sea of self-indulgent ramblings."
Humorist Ames (Wake Up, Sir!, 2004, etc.) presents previously published essays detailing the various ways in which he's stumbled, failed, disappointed himself and others and, occasionally, triumphed. Read full book review >

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PAUL MCCARTNEY by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"An excellent pop-culture biography."
Thorough portrait of "the Cute Beatle," from his working-class childhood in Liverpool through his raucous years with the Fab Four and his continued musical output. Read full book review >