Search Results: "Frank Bruni"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE by Frank Bruni
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions."
New York Times op-ed columnist Bruni (Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater, 2009, etc.) shows why rejection by an Ivy League college need not be a disaster and may even be a blessing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2002

"One of the few insider accounts of an American political campaign to successfully reveal the immense impact the process itself has on shaping candidates and, in the end, public officials."
Insightful memoir of Bush's 2000 presidential campaign by a New York Times correspondent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A disturbing report—and especially timely, with American bishops taking a higher profile to counteract abuse. (Photos—not seen)"
A hard-hitting investigation of what the authors term ``the greatest public relations fiasco the Catholic Church has faced in recent memory''—the recent explosion of pedophilia trials and lawsuits involving Catholic clergy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN ROUND by Frank Bruni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A full dish of humor garnished with ample trimmings of self-examination."
Foreign correspondent Bruni (Ambling Into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush, 2002, etc.) faces a menu of challenges after taking a coveted job as the New York Times restaurant critic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED by Sarah Bruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Bruni writes dark passages and playful moments with equal aplomb. The world is her oyster."
Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LONG WAY AWAY by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Meticulously designed, from its art direction to the print and finish on the pages, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities. Read full book review >

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LOOKING CLOSELY ALONG THE SHORE by Frank Serafini
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Happy hunting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Children are asked to stretch their imaginations and their knowledge of the natural world in this title and its companion, from the Looking Closely series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA'S PRAIRIES by Frank Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Beginning with a survey of grasslands worldwide, a map showing the extent of the three types (tallgrass, mixed, and shortgrass) that make up the North American prairie, and a clear explanation of their differing characteristics, Staub answers precisely the questions raised by Dvorak's beautiful photo introduction (above). Read full book review >