Search Results: "Jesse Bering"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSE by Marshall Frady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well written and well balanced, this is essential reading for students of contemporary American politics in this election year. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An ambitious biography of an ambitious and complex man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Bering ranges comfortably among evolutionary biology, psychology and philosophical concerns, and finds the good science in belief."
Evolutionary psychologist Bering (Cognition and Culture/Queen's Univ., Belfast) examines the part played by belief in the evolutionary past. Read full book review >

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JESSE by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A satisfying and enlightening story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse is a 17-year-old Chicano, struggling through the complexities of adolescence in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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PERV by Jesse Bering
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A master craftsman at refashioning reproductive biology into provocative composition, Bering nimbly probes 'the darkest corners of our sexual nature' with no illicit aftertaste."
Outspokenly attesting that everyone's a pervert in some form or another, research psychologist Bering (Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections On Being Human, 2012) combines science, research and an unblushing curiosity to plumb the depths of sexual deviancy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"An accessible, lively, thought-provoking book for anyone curious about what it means to be human."
Research psychologist Bering (The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life, 2011, etc.) tackles touchy subjects with aplomb and humor in this snappy compilation of essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Heartwarming."
A mother's passion-filled memoir of her fight to give her disabled son the life he deserved. Read full book review >

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JESSE JAMES by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2002

"A thoroughly impressive, eminently readable work of revisionist history."
In this excellent biography of the famed bandit, journalist/historian Stiles reveals his subject as less a Robin Hood than an Osama bin Laden for his time. Read full book review >

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MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE VENTURA by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

paper 0-8225-9680-6 A biography that highlights Ventura's controversial gubernatorial campaign; unfortunately, the book spends too much time fawning over Jesse "the Body" and too little time analyzing what's coming out of "the Mouth" for young readers to truly understand the man. Read full book review >

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The Bering Strait Girl by Anna Trogonoski
Released: Jan. 13, 2013

"A rich, descriptive novel that's at its best when it focuses on the world around its heroine."
In Trogonoski's (The English Woman's Memoir, 2010, etc.) romantic adventure, a young Russian girl journeys across the Bering Strait and through the wilderness, suffering many hardships to find the man she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS JESSE FLOOD? by Malachy Doyle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"There isn't much new in this tale, but its delivery and the originality of Jesse's voice will resonate with readers, who may feel after reading Jesse's story that maybe life is manageable after all. (Fiction. 12-15)"
"Sometimes I'd love to fit in, see. Sometimes there's nothing I'd like more than just to be the same as everyone else. Read full book review >