Search Results: "Ellis Weiner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOAT TO BYE-BYE by Ellis Weiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Gratingly arch, although a few good jabs at kiddie TV and philosophizing gumshoes poke through."
X-rated kid-vid. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA by Ellis Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Templeton Twins hidden in integrandfunction (5, 3). Read it to solve it! (Fiction. 9-13)"
The scene-hogging narrator steals the show in this clever series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors."
Sobering, eye-opening study of Richard Nixon's booze-soaked, paranoid White House years and the endless tragedies they wrought. Read full book review >

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MAN SEEKS GOD by Eric Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"A mixture of sincerity, sensationalism and irony that alternately delights, informs and annoys."
A peripatetic journalist and the author of The Geography of Bliss (2008) jets around the globe trying to find a religion that makes sense for him. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Released: July 3, 2012

"Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood's sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness."
A sitcom showrunner finds the road to her first series launch much rockier than expected. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Enchanting right up to the sequel-beckoning end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two girls, one a human and one a Yare, or Bigfoot, feel that they don't fit in with their families and communities. Read full book review >

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ENEMIES by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A sober, monumental and unflinchingly critical account of a problematic institution."
Drawing on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents and oral histories, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Weiner (Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, 2008, etc.) delivers an authoritative and often frightening history of what has been, in effect, America's secret police. Read full book review >

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LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"After her realistic examination of new motherhood and marital strain, Weiner pulls her punches with a too-neat ending."
Weiner (Good in Bed, 2001; In Her Shoes, 2002) follows four Philadelphia women as they face the challenges, from trivial to profound, of new motherhood, becoming friends in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Immensely readable and informative."
Pulitzer Prize winner Weiner (Science Writing/Columbia Univ.; His Brother's Keeper: A Story from the Edge of Medicine, 2004, etc.) offers a gripping account of the science of aging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"There are lots of memorable lines, and telling, even funny anecdotes (don't miss the one about the barnacle that bit) that make this Weiner a winner. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; History Book Club selection)"
An unusual and enjoyable look at the ongoing process of evolution. Read full book review >

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THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"The conflicts enmeshing all these characters, as each becomes embroiled in Marcus and India's 'assisted gestation' scheme, are gripping, and Weiner's elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever. However, the ending does not so much jump the shark as de-fang it."
Four women confront the quandaries surrounding modern motherhood, in Weiner's fraught latest (In Her Shoes, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >