Search Results: "Jan Marin Tramontano"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 12, 2011

"Suffused with the spirit of the '60s, Tramontano's is a warm and engaging debut."
An affirming story of sisterhood and second chances in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1995

"A creative, refreshingly unorthodox examination of American morality."
A broad yet thematically cogent collection of essays, previously published in Harper's and elsewhere, about critical cultural issues and their underlying moral considerations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Pamela Marin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2005

"A story not yet transformed into literature, let alone art."
A journalist goes in search of her dead mother. Unfortunately, she takes us with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATER GLADIATRIX by Richard Marin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2017

"Engaging and articulate; an enjoyable ride alongside a woman with a lust for adventure."
Investment Banker Marin (Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap, 2013) pens a tribute to his mother, an unconventional, fiery force of nature.Read full book review >

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CAD by Rick Marin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2003

"A good thing this 'toxic bachelor' isn't looking for absolution—he won't likely be getting it from any but those initiated in his approach."
Mock-serious confessional memoir from journalist Marin, who displays an overdeveloped sense of entitlement and appreciation of his own sly humor as he attempts an ironical, insightful picaresque. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An engrossing, entertaining history of medicine for those who enjoy it told with a heavy dose of blood and guts. (photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
This frequently gruesome history of American medicine, from the Colonial era to the late 1800s, makes a convincing case that the worst thing a sick person could do is seek medical treatment; it could very well be lethal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME by Cheech Marin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A mildly diverting, modestly charming memoir from a surprisingly multifaceted showbiz survivor."
The straight dope from Cheech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEECH THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER by Cheech Marin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Well meant, perhaps, but sadly not 'groovanova.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Celebrity-penned picture books don't generally inspire much enthusiasm among young listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN CHEECH by Cheech Marin
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"The winning blurb photo's not going to be enough to sell this. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Trite and self-serving as it was, comedian Marin's first literary effort for young readers, Cheech the School Bus Driver (2007), at least carried a worthy Lesson; this sequel promotes winning through cheating. Read full book review >

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CHEECH AND THE SPOOKY GHOST BUS by Cheech Marin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Yawnnnn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Entertainer Marin returns with another tired tale about his bus-driving alter ego (Cheech the School Bus Driver, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >