Search Results: "Jason Fried"


BOOK REVIEW

REMOTE by Jason Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A somewhat diluted discourse on how modern technology continues to reshape and revolutionize the contemporary workplace."
As founders of web-based collaboration software company 37signals, Fried and Hansson (Rework, 2010) are aggressive promoters of the work-from-home employment model, a subject they feel is responsible for a "heated global conversation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion."
A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER’S FIGHTER by Ronald K. Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fresh and amiable story that offers a fascinating glimpse of the inner world of boxing and manages to make it appear equally shabby and attractive."
From boxing enthusiast/TV producer Fried (Corner Men, 1991): a first novel about the transformation of a nerdy Manhattan English teacher into a prizefight manager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORNER MEN by Ronald K. Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1991

"He's done his roadwork, however, and delivers an action-packed ten-rounder that ranks as a top contender for fans of the sweet science. (Illustrations-not seen.)"
An enthusiast's engaging rundown on prizefighting's trainers-the men who prep a boxer for his bouts, analyze the weaknesses (or strengths) of opponents, provide instant advice between rounds, and otherwise tend to the emotional as well as physical needs of their embattled charges. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE AGES by Johannes Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A dense, often ponderous work from a deeply erudite scholar."
A revisionist study of the medieval era as representing a process of consolidation and transformation that eventually yielded the Renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"A brief but shimmering model of clear thinking and persuasive argument."
A father-and-son team reflect on two white-hot policy issues, torture and eavesdropping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN AND FOOLS by Erich Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"It would be tough to locate a finer example of wit and intelligence triumphing over barbarism and horror."
Does history murder innocence? Read full book review >