Search Results: "Gilbert Gottfried"


BOOK REVIEW

RUBBER BALLS AND LIQUOR by Gilbert Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"Crude rib-tickling for die-hard fans, but a downer for those seeking more than surface shtick."
The longtime funnyman and voice actor gets personal about his life and hard-won fame. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BURNS by Martin Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1996

"The love Gottfried has for George Burns matches that of the reader, making this biography an occasion for laughter and misty eyes. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A breezy trot through the life and career of a true show business legend. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A well-organized, balanced account of the major issues related to government control of guns, with all the players—the NRA, police departments, victims' organizations—given a fair hearing. Read full book review >

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INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S FOOL by Martin Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Comprehensive—except for any spark of human sympathy."
Show biz biographer Gottfried (All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse, 1990, etc.) once again condescends to his subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1999

"A disturbing examination of the great composer's legacy that sheds new light on a powerful clan and the persistence of Nazi ideology in postwar Germany."
In his memoirs, prominent musicologist and stage director Wagner unveils the anti-Semitic sentiment that prevailed in his family ever since his illustrious great-grandfather, composer Richard Wagner, expressed his pathological Jew-hatred in his 1850 essay "Jews in Music." Read full book review >

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LIBYA by Ted Gottfried
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Recommended Reading'' (adult); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Gottfried brings Libya's colorful political history to life in a well-written, in-depth summary that's remarkable for its balance in treating an avowed enemy of the US. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

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A STRANGE COMMONPLACE by Gilbert Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not for those who prefer a story told straight."
From veteran postmodernist Sorrentino (Trance, 2005, etc), a savage, baffling and beguiling novel about the wreckage that infidelity leaves behind. Read full book review >