Search Results: "Gary Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A humanistic, witty exploration of the human response to depression."
Mother Jones contributing editor and self-described "old-fashioned psychotherapist" Greenberg (The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong Reasons, 2008, etc.) ponders depression and its treatment through the ages. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WOE by Gary Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Bright, humorous and seriously thoroughgoing, Greenberg takes all the DSMs for a spin as revealing as the emperor's new clothes."
A loose-limbed, skeptically informed critique of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, with particular interest in its forthcoming, fifth incarnation. Read full book review >

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THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >

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HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Alvin Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Eventually, the stories seem as dead as their characters."
A ponderous collection by a Minnesota author (Going Nowhere, 1971, etc.) who seems to have mastered Poe's voice without plumbing his depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2006

"Greenberg's morning show will never sound the same when fans consider that he has already fielded his wife's sleepy plaints, his aunt's queries about gambling and his children's appeal for a warm caress, all before they tuned in to the station."
A pleasing slice of radio sportscaster Greenberg's life, giving an inkling of how he squares his family priorities with the absurd demands of his job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A grim reminder of the many 'reasons why species should be preserved.'"
A shocking account of how the passenger pigeon, a bird found only in North America, became extinct. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN CATCH by Paul Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2014

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action."
Blue Ocean Institute fellow Greenberg (Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, 2010, etc.) offers an optimistic perspective on the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring America's offshore seafood production. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

"A beautiful volume that brings words and pictures together in wonderful tributes from artist to artist. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
This unusual poetry anthology is a compilation of 43 contemporary poets' responses to self-selected images, ranging from photographs to sculpture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"Will surprise even those who think they know the game."
First-time author Greenberg chronicles the overlooked football career of one of the sport's genuine innovators. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR OTHERS TO LIVE BY by Richard Greenberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Despite the book's shortcomings, most readers will be disappointed to reach the final page."
A Tony Award-winning playwright turns his hand to humorous nonfiction in this generally disarming, self-mocking collection of essays on matters personal and cultural. Read full book review >

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HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE by Michael Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Bears enlightening and articulate witness to the sheer force of an oft-misunderstood disease."
Times Literary Supplement columnist Greenberg chronicles his 15-year-old daughter Sally's manic breakdown in vivid yet surprisingly detached prose. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An ambitious overview that ultimately falls flat."
A wide-ranging look at politically motivated information leaks and the activists behind them. Read full book review >