Search Results: "Helen Epstein"


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JOE PAPP by Helen Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 1994

"Recommended for theatrical mavens and cultural historians. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
A sympathetic biography of the legendary New Yorkbased theater producer, who died in 1991. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER FINE MESS by Helen Epstein
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A sizzling indictment of Uganda's current strongman and of the American policy in Africa that supports his corrupt regime with generous foreign aid."
A valiant attempt to disentangle the many threads snarled in the continuing African tragedy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"It is a compelling account, one that any woman trying to recover her history will value."
With this family history, Epstein (Children of the Holocaust, 1979, etc.) adds a vivid and telling chapter to the reconstruction of Jewish women's history, one life at a time. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE CURE by Helen Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Critical analysis of a dire situation and a compelling argument for the power of social mobilization."
Public-health specialist Epstein (Where She Came From, 1997, etc.) takes a stark yet hopeful look at the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cogent and satisfying primer on the mind of the perspicacious Gallic theorist who discerned a new form of government in America."
Essayist Epstein (Friendship, 2006, etc.) presents his take on America's most quoted, least vexing Frenchman in this latest addition to the Eminent Lives series. Read full book review >

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ROOKIE DAD by Rick Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1992

"Despite an occasional lapse of good taste, Epstein's humor is engaging and his observations, though shallow, are sharp."
A lightweight but clever look at the sometimes comical, occasionally grievous, trials of modern suburban fatherhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Baseball fans and non-fans alike will revel in this loving look at a long-gone era."
A delightful history of the "weirdness, hairiness, overall funkiness, and sheer amusement" that was America's pastime in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1993 by Joseph Epstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"A solid collection of 22 essays that, for the most part, draw us into the quietly entertaining pleasure of contemplating what makes humans tick."
``The style of the essayist is that of an extremely intelligent, highly commonsensical person talking, without stammer and with impressive coherence, to him- or herself and to anyone else who cares to eavesdrop,'' writes essayist Epstein in his introduction to this satisfying eighth volume of the annual series. Read full book review >

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ATTENDING by Ronald Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Worthy reading for medical students and practitioners but also applicable to other fields: artists, writers, musicians, teachers et al. can also fall into formulaic ruts and autopilot behavior and need literally to change their minds."
Can the encounter between doctor and patient be improved? A renowned family physician thinks so, and he explains how in this compendium of a lifetime of experience. Read full book review >

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PERILOUS RELATIONS by Carole Epstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 1997

"Different and diverting entertainment most of the way."
A second outing for fortyish, self-styled busybody Barbara Simons (Perilous Friends, 1996), who lives in Montreal on a substantial severance package from her terminated, high-level job with PanCanada Airlines. Read full book review >

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NARCISSUS LEAVES THE POOL by Joseph Epstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 14, 1999

"Vintage Epstein, for those who don—t mind a faint bouquet of self-absorption."
The latest collection of quasi-autobiographical "familiar essays" by Epstein (Pertinent Players: Essays on the Literary Life, 1993, etc.) offers the pleasures of smart faculty-party conversation. Read full book review >