Search Results: "Irwin Krigman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Trenchant and amusing, occasionally tasteless and bracingly humanistic, Krigman will get in your head."
A comedic tour of a variety of mental health issues, with Lyme disease and gonorrhea thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF EATING by Gwen Irwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"A realistic, motivating conversation about weight loss for those who have tried everything else and failed."
Part memoir and part pep talk, this debut book urges dieters to stop counting fat grams and learn to enjoy food. Read full book review >

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THE SKULL AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Michael Irwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A tale of morals, intriguingly told."
A Faustian bargain drives the narrative in Irwin's novel, but the devil's identity is ambiguous. Read full book review >

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SARAH WITH AN H by Hadley Irwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although the scenes leading up to a climactic basketball game are glossed over, the action lends excitement to the novel and includes a turn of events—Sarah sustains injury but doggedly keeps playing—reminiscent of the drama in the recent Olympics. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Marti, who has lived in the small town of LaMond, Iowa, all her life, is hesitant when a teacher directs her to show a new girl around. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMISTS by Neil Irwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"The most complete and authoritative account to date of the response of the central bankers to the global financial crisis."
Holding that monetary policy is too subtle and complex to entrust to politicians beholden to the whims of an uninformed electorate, Washington Post financial columnist Irwin convincingly argues that independent central banks are an essential element of responsible economic stewardship. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"The fascinating memoir of a true Hollywood mogul that traces his life from Brooklyn to Warner Brothers. (27 pages of b/w photographs)"
An account of Halloween creator Yablans' rise from a hardscrabble childhood in Brooklyn to the upper echelons of the studio system in Hollywood where he would help change the way movies are made. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2000

"Magic carpets, djinns emerging from bottles, and both lyric grace and earthy realism are prominently featured—in an indispensable anthology that has the breadth of an encyclopedia and the immediacy of a fascinating tale told by a fireside."
This lavish collection of prose and poetry spanning the 4th through 16th centuries is one of the year's most pleasant surprises. Read full book review >

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EXQUISITE CORPSE by Robert Irwin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 1997

"The touches of madness here have merit; otherwise, it's a slow, confusing crawl through exotic scenery."
The obsession of a British surrealist with his muse, as the world teeters on the brink of WW II, furnishes the psychodrama in Irwin's (The Mysteries of Algiers, 1988, etc.) latest, but solid historical detail only adds lead to a tale already heavy with introspection. Read full book review >

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THE PILTDOWN CONFESSION by Irwin Schwartz
Released: July 21, 1994

"As murder mysteries go, it's pretty lame, and the book never lives up to its promise, despite a clever and amusing twist at the very end. (Illustrations)"
This is a mildly entertaining yet ill-conceived fictional solution to one of science's great whodunits: Who perpetrated the infamous Piltdown Man hoax? Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL FREDDIE ACKERMAN by Hadley Irwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A grandly unassuming story, strewn with eccentric personalities, all with their hearts in the right places. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Already adrift because of his parents' many divorces and marriages, Trevor ``Freddie'' Ackerman feels stranded by a summer with two elderly aunts on an island in Maine, without TV or other electronic entertainment. Read full book review >