Search Results: "Fat Red Couch"


BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

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FLYING COUCH by Amy Kurzweil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A debut that enriches and extends the potential of graphic narrative."
An ambitious debut by a graphic artist whose work succeeds on multiple levels, both visually and in terms of the textual narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2000

"The collection as a whole will delight anyone who loves baseball's past and takes an interest in its future."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Smith (who died in 1982) was a legendary voices in American sports journalism—particularly in baseball. Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Erica Kates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"A superb gathering of intelligent, often moving, tales."
An anthology of nicely ironic stories about therapy and analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE COUCH by Alisa Kwitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, the crime subplot is hardly thrilling: sexy romance with a few welcome twists."
Rich-kid psychotherapist and tough New York cop flirt it up, each playing a role for the unwitting other. Read full book review >

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MR. MUO’S TRAVELLING COUCH by Dai Sijie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2005

"Nevertheless, it will very probably be another reading group sensation."
An unlikely hero resists injustice while introducing the interpretation of dreams to China, in this fey successor to Sijie's hugely successful Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IRON COUCH by Daniel Ross Madsen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An entertaining psychological and scientific thriller with a satisfying finish."
In this debut novel, a professor tries to recover lost memories centering on his invention, a quantum computer with amazing properties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Couch Named Marilyn; by Diana Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Remarkably honest, powerful, and vivid."
In this memoir, a woman recounts her escape from an armed robber and her physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery from the experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES FROM THE COUCH by Jason Shinder
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Intimate, intense, enlightening, and entertaining."
An alluring collection of 19 award-winning writers' accounts of their experiences in therapy, focusing on the patient-therapist relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OBAMA ON THE COUCH by Justin A. Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Psycho-babble mixed with occasional insight."
A psychoanalyst attempts to analyze President Obama's failure to fulfill the hopes of his supporters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This cautionary tale of pseudo-scientific hubris my well be not only the year's best book on a mental-health topic, but also one of the most compelling works of its kind in this decade."
A very important, sobering study of psychiatric overreach during a quarter-century (roughly 1948—73) in treating three psychotic or near-psychotic illnesses: schizophrenia, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENNY ON THE COUCH by Rebecca Land Soodak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Although Soodak's portrait of a privileged upper-class New York mom rings true, once Kara crosses from college student to frazzled yuppie she ceases to be interesting and sympathetic."
Soodak's first novel, about an affluent New York mom and her rocky relationship with her own mother, considers several mother-daughter parallels. Read full book review >