Search Results: "Gretchen Rubin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not much meat on these bones."
A fan's notes on Winnie the Tory, tanked-up inventor of the tank and stalwart captain of Team UK in its finest hour. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A sometimes-thought-provoking but ultimately insubstantial assessment of human behavior. For devoted followers of this popular author."
An exploration of human behavior patterns as viewed through the lens of four specific tendencies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Read Samuel Johnson instead."
A well-meaning but not especially insightful guide to deriving greater satisfaction in life by feeling "more at home, at home." Read full book review >

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CLEVER GRETCHEN by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This Gretchen's a winner. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
A fresh and buoyant look at the well-known folktale. Read full book review >

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BETTER THAN BEFORE by Gretchen Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"The airy, conversational writing style makes this a quick but not terribly substantial read."
A slight twist on the happiness message that made Rubin (Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life, 2009, etc.) famous, with few new insights.Read full book review >

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FORTY WAYS TO LOOK AT JFK by Gretchen Rubin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Fascinating presentation of what, for most Americans, made Kennedy who he was."
The 1,037 days of Camelot and the life preordained to produce it. What was real, and what wasn't? Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN THE BICYCLE DOG by Anita Heyman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children discovering Gretchen will not miss the life lessons of accidental injuries and the differences they cause. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
A lesson in courage, tenacity, collaboration, and love is often the point of dog stories for children, but this true documentation of one dog's adaptation in the face of a debilitating accident is all the more poignant. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN GROUNDHOG, IT'S YOUR DAY! by Abby Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A good choice for curriculum-boosting an underrated holiday. Read full book review >

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THE NEW, IMPROVED GRETCHEN HUBBARD by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

In a new, improved entry in the ``Kids from Kennedy Middle School'' series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea—the ugly duckling makeover—and gives it plenty of zip. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anyone interested in exploring the compelling case of Hurricane Carter would be well-advised to start elsewhere."
A labored retelling of the controversial murder prosecution of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Read full book review >

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NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >