Search Results: "Fredric Neuman"


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THE WICKED SON by Fredric Neuman
Released: May 3, 2012

"This comic, intellectual fantasy is a quick read that inspires cringing and knee-slapping in equal measure."
A skeptic confronts all manner of religious absurdities in Neuman's (Superpowers, 2011, etc.) upside-down fantasyland. Read full book review >

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SUPERPOWERS by Fredric Neuman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A touching, funny novel perfectly suited for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager."
A quirky nocturnal visitor offers a confused 16-year-old the superpower of his choice. Read full book review >

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DETROIT TOM AND HIS GANG by Fredric Neuman
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A rousing, occasionally wooden, romp of amusing criminal masterminds."
A gang of goofballs engage in all sorts of mischief in Neuman's (Come One, Come All, 2011, etc.) high-concept, lowbrow literary comic act. Read full book review >

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THE STUFF YOURSELF DIET by Fredric Neuman
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"A reasoned approach to dieting, which readers may find helpful when deciding which snack to pick from a well-stocked pantry."
Authors Goodman and Neuman argue that fighting weight gain and the urge to overeat might be as easy as stuffing yourself with the right kinds of foods. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS STRAIGHT AHEAD by Alma Neuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"More than a literary footnote. (Photos—not seen.)"
A memoir in the form of an answer to a love letter delivered 20 years late, by the second wife of James Agee. ``Wanting so badly to answer'' that letter, mislaid in the interim, from the long-dead Agee, Neuman has finally eased her grief by writing the candid story of her life. Read full book review >

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DIVINELY SMITTEN by Fredric Maffei
Released: Nov. 12, 2009

"A jazzy story with holding power that enjoyably shuffles religion, mad science, fierce hopes and cleverly quotidian revenge."
A tight tale about forces of light and darkness set in motion by willing, if duped, characters. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Neuman concisely explains how these gilded women have been airbrushed out of history, resented by those who felt exploited, but thankfully, they succeeded, and women vote today because of them."
Setting the record straight on the driving forces in the early-20th-century fight for women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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AND OF THE HOLY GHOST by Fredric Maffei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2010

"An absorbing, if uneven, mix of beguiling magical realism and bombastic social commentary."
A spirit—too scabrous to be completely holy—walks the earth weighing human souls in this florid fantasia. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LITTLE SPARROWS by Fredric Maffei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2010

"An outrageous, deftly crafted send-up of Hollywood."
Amid tropical wilds on an imaginary reality-TV show, screenwriters of assorted skill levels and persuasions do what they do best—endlessly, shamelessly promoting themselves while perfecting their pitches—in this imaginative, if far-fetched, screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"Neuman's book is interesting as a historical review but superficial as political analysis because of its failure to consider fundamental questions of the relationship of the media to society. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Neuman, foreign editor of USA Today, claims to debunk myths about the power of technology to shape world events. Read full book review >