Search Results: "Jeff Pearlman"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEETNESS by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A highly readable warts-and-all portrait of an athletic giant, but those who prefer their idols unblemished may want to steer clear."
SI.com and Wall Street Journal writer Pearlman (Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty, 2008, etc.) delivers a definitive biography of one of the NFL's all-time greats. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Pearlman ably demonstrates how deeply flawed human beings can nonetheless create a near-flawless beauty on the court."
The sports-journalist author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton (2011) returns with a tough-love look at the NBA team that won five championships in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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GUNSLINGER by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though not without its flaws, Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood."
A warts-and-all biography of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lurid yet riveting account of an undeniably charismatic, and often loathed, championship team. Readers may want to shower after reading."
ESPN.com columnist Pearlman (Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero, 2007, etc.) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the on-field excellence and off-field shenanigans of "America's Team" during its 1990s heyday. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jessica Hagedorn, Fay Weldon, Jane Smiley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Terry Tempest Williams, and Shirley Abbott are among the others whom Pearlman speaks to in this engaging, informative collection."
Though described as ``twenty interviews,'' what Pearlman (ed., American Women Writing Fiction, 1989, etc.) really gives us here is not Q&A talks but something more: brief and telling profiles of 20 women writers, with extensive conversational quotes from the authors. Read full book review >

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LOVE AMONG THE GREATS by Edith Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A writer at the peak of her acumen whose strong, assured work will not miss its mark."
Storywriter Pearlman (Vaquita, 1996) probes memories of first love and loss over many lifetimes in her confident-voiced, tightly constructed second collection, winner of the Spokane Prize for Fiction. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB by Ann Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"When post-menopausal women tipsy on wine dance to Al Green, can red hats be far away?"
Christmas cookie bakers share more than recipes in psychotherapist Pearlman's debut. Read full book review >

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INFIDELITY by Ann Pearlman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

A memoir of hard-won personal development and marital dissolution, set against the transformations of the baby-boomer era, by psychotherapist Pearlman (Keep the Home Fires Burning, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A passionate and profoundly life-affirming collection. (Serial rights to Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Utne Reader, etc.)"
Pearlman, editor of Listen to Their Voices (1993) and A Voice of One's Own (not reviewed), has a talent for rustling up the most interesting guests for her literary salons. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR MY SISTER by Ann Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"The conflicts here are big—abandonment, grief, race, the unfairness of fate. The healing powers of sisterhood are comforting but, in the end, the resolution is too easy."
Half sisters Sky and Tara have, at best, a fragile bond. Will it be enough to save them? Read full book review >

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TWO TO TANGO by Jonathan Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Otherwise: a limp mixture of generic Jewish-family material, weak X-rated stand-up comedy (with a misogynistic edge), and unpersuasive coming-of-age dramatics."
Shticks and moans: the slight, familiar midlife crisis of 38- year-old actor Benjamin West—an overgrown adolescent who can't make the Big Commitment to his girlfriend. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED HOME by Mickey Pearlman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"But each essay is wonderful in its own right and deserves to be read with care and concentration. (Author tour)"
Veteran anthologist Pearlman (Between Friends, 1994, etc.) comes up with yet another collection of original, lyrical pieces from a stellar group of writers. Read full book review >