Search Results: "Jerry Stahl"


BOOK REVIEW

PAIN KILLERS by Jerry Stahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Stahl fires off great, if rude, one-liners while raising disturbing questions. But he lets the inmates hijack the narrative until the tiresome ranting on all sides upstages the case."
Manic private eye Manny Rupert (Plainclothes Naked, 2001) darts across a fetid landscape after the infamous Dr. Mengele, who may be alive and well in San Quentin. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT MIDNIGHT by Jerry Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Like a horrible accident, the memoir morbidly compels attention, but Stahl's self-excoriating wisecracks often trivialize the true ghastliness of his experience, reducing it to exploitation-flick flatness. (First serial to Esquire)"
The itinerary of a hack writer's nightmarish journey through junkie hell. Read full book review >

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PERV--A LOVE STORY by Jerry Stahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While there's a tenderness amid the chaos, it's most often found in Bobby's descriptions of the troubles of others—which cascade down these pages in increasingly freakish colors."
Readers familiar with Stahl's Permanent Midnight (1995) will not be surprised to find his doped-out hero reaching epiphanies during an extended, drug-addled rape sequence that constitutes his "coming of age" in 1970. Read full book review >

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PLAINCLOTHES NAKED by Jerry Stahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Nonstop fun for the lads. Rubber gloves for the rest."
Our nation's leader, photographed in an amusing but non-presidential pose, is the much-sought-after object of a search by the raunchiest cast imaginable in this pleasantly demented police procedural for the Tarantino set by the author of Perv (1999).Read full book review >

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I, FATTY by Jerry Stahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2004

"As show business 'reporting' grows more sensational and less reliable, Stahl again turns to fiction, creating an illuminating story about actors, studios, and audiences."
Poignant story based on the life of silent screen star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Read full book review >

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HAPPY MUTANT BABY PILLS by Jerry Stahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Bukowski spawned the School of Dirty Realism. Consider this Dirty Surrealism, social satire as aberrant hipster irony."
Stahl's (Pain Killers, 2009, etc.) eighth novel trips through the travails of Lloyd, copywriter and heroin junkie. Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING GRANDMA by Lesley Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting."
Award-winning broadcast journalist Stahl (Reporting Live, 1999) shares the joys of being a grandmother.Read full book review >

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REPORTING LIVE by Lesley Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"News junkies will savor every sound-bite in this sassy memoir. (Author tour)"
A breezy yet informative behind-the-microphone look at how the news is reported—and at why and how the Fourth Estate has become one of the most reviled professional categories in America today. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric 'world' surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)"
An international array of badass women through the ages and up to the present. Read full book review >

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THE GRASSHOPPER & THE ANTS by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"From an unparalleled artist, another brilliant work. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Pinkney returns to Aesop, recasting the familiar fable as a meditation on the importance of sustaining both body and soul. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE & THE HARE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A captivating winner—start to finish! (artist's note, design notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
With luminous mixed media pictures, a short, carefully meted-out text and a Southwestern U.S. setting, Pinkney (The Lion and the Mouse, 2009) takes on another of Aesop's fables—marvelously. Read full book review >