Search Results: "Jennifer Baumgardner"


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LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jennifer Baumgardner
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"This valiant but fragmented attempt to bring a marginalized subject into the light will be especially valuable for women's-studies classes."
Activist Baumgardner's intimate memoir doubles as an exploration of bisexuality in the context of the feminist movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An important contribution to the subject, despite its flaws."
By addressing itself specifically to young women, this imperfect but relatively thorough treatise helps fill a gap in the current debate between older feminist luminaries, some would say "dinosaurs", such as Gloria Steinem, and the crop of news making younger female writers who tend to embrace anti-feminism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Less a field guide than an extended advice column, full of encouraging and friendly words."
Instructive anecdotes, garnered from the authors' own experiences and those of women they've known, illustrate some successful tactics of feminist activists. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, GWYNETH & ME by Rachel Bertsche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A gratuitous work of celebrity worship."
One writer's attempt to "celebrify" her life by following the examples of today's leading ladies in pop culture. Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >

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SAM’S LETTERS TO JENNIFER by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2004

"Love, like, totally conquers all."
Patterson, a former ad man turned megaselling author (The Lake House, 2003, etc.), makes a calculated and obvious appeal to the widest possible reader demographic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

Run-of-the-mill bio of a mildly luminous Hollywood star. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JENNIFER STEELE? by Jean Ruryk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1996

"Cat's thin but entertaining second outing (Chicken Little Was Right, 1994, not reviewed) is full of heartwarming recoveries, dead-ended subplots, alarums and excursions—just not much mystery or detection."
Everybody hopes to find treasures among the trash in antique shops, but furniture restorer Catherine Wilde hits the jackpot at Canterbury House: a bag lady who turns out to be Jennifer Steele, onetime TV actress and childhood friend of Cat's late daughter Laurie. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER AND HER SELVES by Gerald Schoenewolf
Released: Sept. 28, 1991

"Good material for a TV soap opera, perhaps, but suffering from too few details of the therapy, rather textbook-like discussions of multiple personality disorder, and flat, unconvincing recollections of emotions."
In a dramatized version of one of his earliest cases, psychotherapist Schoenewolf reveals the complicated relationship that developed between himself as an inexperienced therapist and ``Jennifer,'' a beautiful young patient with multiple personality disorder. Read full book review >