Search Results: "Ellis Weiner"


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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 >

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LEGACY OF ASHES by Tim Weiner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Absorbing, appalling history."
The CIA started off on the wrong foot in 1947 and never regained it, maintains Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiner (Blank Check, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Fresh and beguiling."
Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir and all sustained delight, this wise, witty ramble reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a particularly good day. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HEART by Jennifer Weiner
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An exhaustive and exhausting autobiography of Weiner's life to date."
A bestselling author reveals everything about her life. Read full book review >

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HEATHER, THE TOTALITY by Matthew Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The creator of Mad Men makes his fiction debut with a noirish novella designed to be read in one hair-raising session."
The difficulties created for a Manhattan family by the renovation of the apartment upstairs include a homicidal stalker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"He provides telling anecdotes that reveal the humor, quirks, frustration, anger, and rewards of being a scientist. (Book-of-the-Month Club dual main selection)"
It's a biography of a scientist, a summary of 20th-century genetics, and a fly's-eye (i.e., multifaceted) view of trends and controversies in biology—all told by an expert science writer with one Pulitizer Prize already to his credit (The Beak of the Finch, 1994). 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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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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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 >