Search Results: "Jeffrey Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD PUBLICITY by Jeffrey Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Though his tale runs out of steam as completely as the Dukakis campaign toward the end, the delight Frank (The Columnist, 2001) takes in skewering his crafty nincompoops is infectious, evergreen."
Just in time for Election Year, a wickedly funny account of the aimless lives of Beltway losers caught up in the events leading up to the 1988 Dukakis-Bush slugfest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2013

"A well-researched and -written history that will satisfy both Eisenhower and Nixon aficionados."
Novelist and former New Yorker and Washington Post editor Frank (Trudy Hopedale, 2007, etc.) delves into political biography, focusing on the complicated relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and his two-term vice president, Richard Nixon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLUMNIST by Jeffrey Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A guilty pleasure for readers who want reassurance that they're smarter, nicer, and more honest than the press."
New Yorker senior editor Frank's first novel is the faux memoir of an ambitious, monumentally obtuse Washington columnist whose "chief flaw is an inability to recognize [his] other flaws." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUDY HOPEDALE by Jeffrey Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Even the zingers have less zing than in Frank's first two send-ups (Bad Publicity, 2004, etc.) in this hit-and-miss snapshot of the way we live now."
Washington, 2000-2001: Beltway socialites fiddle while D.C. burns in Frank's third satiric soufflé. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2002

"A rush job to meet the channel's 20th anniversary in May. (Charts, illustrations)"
Co-founder Batten provides a sloppy history of the Weather Channel's first 20 years on the air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DEAD FISH by Jeffrey James
by Jeffrey James, illustrated by Jeffrey James, developed by Jeffrey James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"Makes Arlene Sardine look like My Little Pony.(iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
"The salmon fry swirled and splashed as they scattered, / ‘Spawn and die, spawn and die, spawn and die' they all chattered." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FDR WAY by Jeffrey Morris
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 17, 1996

"A model of historical writing for children. (diagrams, maps, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The latest in the Great Presidential Decisions series details the choices Roosevelt made in the fight to turn around the Depression, lead America to join the war against Hitler, and create the United Nations. Read full book review >