Search Results: "Jane Ellen Wayne"


BOOK REVIEW

CLARK GABLE by Jane Ellen Wayne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1993

"Wayneland recycled."
The King of Tragedy is discovered behind the King of Hollywood—by the Queen of Trash Bios. Read full book review >

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MARILYN'S MEN by Jane Ellen Wayne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 1992

"Stick with Arthur Miller's Timebends. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Marilyn's love life, or sex life, following in the trashy tradition of Wayne's Ava's Men, Grace Kelly's Men, Crawford's Men, etc. This is a book that should have been printed on bedsheet linen instead of paper. Read full book review >

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THE LEADING MEN OF MGM by Jane Ellen Wayne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"MGM with lots of pulp. (Eight pages of photos)"
Slipshod biographies of the men who roared at MGM. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"What next: Warren's Women crushed into one volume?"
Still another recycling of Wayne's earlier recycled material about Sex Lives of the Stars (Gable's Women, 1987, Marilyn's Men, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE by Dan Barden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1997

"There are sharp, persuasive glimpses here of the reality of celebrity life and the agony of a family coming apart at the seams, but the novel remains an odd pastiche in which fiction and fact commingle without generating clarity or significant insights."
An unsettling and uneven blend of fact and fiction in a first novel about one family's involvement with John Wayne. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >