Search Results: "Gene Simmons"


BOOK REVIEW

KISS AND MAKE-UP by Gene Simmons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2001

"'The KISS Army' will appreciate Simmons's fondness for them and uncritically consume his heavy-metal memories."
Raunchy, good-hearted memoirs of the prodigiously tongued co-founder of megaselling band KISS. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"We breathe the exhalations of the trees, and as Lembke testifies, they fuel a hundred more poetic concerns. (line drawings, not seen)"
Arboreal musings—learned, canny, homespun, graceful—from one of our better natural history writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"Unless you're one of Simmons's clients, it's hard to imagine reading straight through all 40 cases; but just as crowds apparently turn out to greet the famous shape-changer on his visits, you can count on followers seeking inspiration from these upbeat reports."
The word from experts is that lost weight rarely stays off, but TV fitness-guru and bestselling diet-book author Simmons (Richard Simmons' Better Body Book, 1983, etc.) never gives up on those desperate souls who write to him in despair, then successfully shed pounds in his program—or so he says. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENE EVERLASTING by Gene Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Wisdom and experience permeate this perceptive and understatedly well-written meditation."
A self-proclaimed contrarian and octogenarian cancer survivor finds renewal in the prospect of death while raising issues that challenge science and religion alike. Read full book review >

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NOTHIN' TO LOSE by Ken Sharp
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A rollicking oral history of the one-time 'hottest band in the land.'"
Through scores of interviews with band members, fans, roadies, rival musicians and label executives, Sharp (Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy, 2010, etc.) and KISS co-founders Stanley and Simmons have put together a complete history of the band's rise to superstardom. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY GENE by Joselin Linder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Linder successfully integrates cutting-edge genetic research into her personal quest."
How the author and her family have come to terms with the knowledge that they are the carriers of a fatal genetic mutation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Readers may feel overwhelmed at Epstein's avalanche of genetic and physiological studies, but few will put down this deliciously contrarian exploration of great athletic feats."
What makes a great athlete? Being born with talent was the traditional answer, but like so many traditions, it is under attack. Read full book review >

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THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >

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ALPHA GENE by Angel M. Huerta
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 29, 2013

"An inspiring, filled-to-the-brim adventure; a great example of superpowers done right."
A group of middle school kids learns to use their superpowers in Huerta's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A wonderful lesson on how the march of science is driven by the sheer forces of emotion and motivation as much as by ingenious ideas."
From science journalist Wickelgren, the blow-by-blow drama of how government and private enterprise finally came together to (separately) publish their drafts of the human genome. Read full book review >