Search Results: "Jennifer Kaufman"


BOOK REVIEW

A VERSION OF THE TRUTH by Jennifer Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lightly touching on both intellectual and class snobbery, the authors (Literacy and Longing in L.A., 2006) have crafted a thoughtful version of the girl-done-good tale."
A slight premise belies an engaging story about a young woman transforming herself into the kind of person she's always wanted to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREUD'S MISTRESS by Karen Mack
Released: July 9, 2013

"Readers with an interest in the private life of Sigmund Freud may find the book of interest."
A fictionalized account of Sigmund Freud's romantic involvement with his sister-in-law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF ELEANOR by Pamela Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Historical fiction for the Barbara Cartland set."
A romantic take on the powerful medieval queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"He makes us understand the joys of both in this frank, passionate book. (maps and drawings, not seen)"
You may not have found your loins quivering at the thought of a rose-throated becard, but Kaufman (Lives of North American Birds, not reviewed) has, and here he sings sweetly about the birder's ineffable fascination with all things feathered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Kaufman went looking for a pizza and ended up on Wall Street, giving a revealing view into commodity markets and food pricing."
Beginning with a simple question—"Why can't inexpensive, healthy, and delicious food be available to everyone?"—Harper's contributing editor Kaufman (A Short History of the American Stomach, 2008, etc.) embarked on an odyssey into pizza kitchens, tomato fields, biotech labs, United Nations conference rooms and commodities exchanges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD, PROTECTED LIFE by Joseph Kaufman
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, for a first, hortatory novel, this has an appealing narrative bounce."
A strenuously talky chronicle of a transcontinental, religious search brightened by sprinklings of humor, detailed African settings, and some sunbaked theological speculations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Trawling Twenty Centuries by Alexander Kaufman
Released: April 26, 2013

"A delightful read for anyone interested in Jewish history, museum design, or the intersection of the two."
A professional designer describes his contribution to the research and development of a new museum. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
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BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1996

"Lively and amusing, with a cast of characters that calls for its own sitcom. (Author tour)"
The usual mix of architects, contractors, and building inspectors is scrambled with two pug dogs and a location in socially dysfunctional Venice Beach, Calif., for a witty entry in the library of diaries about the nightmare of renovating a house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON MONEY AND MARKETS by Henry Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not exactly cheery, but definitely worth knowing. (Introduction by Paul A. Volcker)"
A superior course in economics (with a glimpse of biography) from "Dr. Gloom," the famous monetarist, financial forecaster, and bond guru who earned his sobriquet with his infallably honest, level, and sometimes unwelcome economic pronouncements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS by David Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"A warm and well-researched—though not particularly compelling—appreciation of one of the stage's most beloved performers and, on the evidence here, least interesting legends."
The charmed life and times of Broadway sweetheart Mary Martin (1913-1990). Read full book review >