Search Results: "Jeanne Safer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN CONDOM by Jeanne Safer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2016

"A highly relatable collection of anecdotes that serves as a valuable crash course on the pitfalls, seductions, and rewards of love."
A psychoanalyst dissects the raptures and torments of love through a series of case studies. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An important contribution to the self-help bookshelf."
A psychotherapist identifies how unresolved, destructive sibling rivalries play a special role in our adult lives, shaping both our sense of identity and how we deal with work, marriage and parenthood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-designed initiative to redress the villainization of marijuana."
A sensible approach to the legalization of marijuana that pits the plant against alcohol, from Fox and Tvert (Marijuana Policy Project) and Armentano (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Diverse, experimental sampling of short stories by a talented new generation of Chinese writers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Original and winning. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A seventh-grade boy who is coping with social and economic issues moves into a new apartment building, where he makes friends with an over-imaginative home-schooled boy and his eccentric family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KANGAROO by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"A good choice to reassure less-assertive children that the world is safe and full of sights to explore solo—or with a friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mother Kangaroo is ready for Little Kangaroo, who is not so little anymore, to leave her pouch and explore the world on her own legs. But Little Kangaroo would rather stay put. Read full book review >

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SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

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FICTION RUINED MY FAMILY by Jeanne Darst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A comic tale of a drifting writer's stumblings beyond her family's eccentricities onto her own path toward happiness."
A woman's post-adolescent coming-of-age amid her less-than-conventional family. Read full book review >