Search Results: "Jesse Bering"


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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: 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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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 >

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HERE’S WHERE I STAND by Jesse Helms
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Self-serving, as a politician's memoir will be—and almost perfectly unrevealing."
Who is America's greatest enemy? Not bin Laden, not Hussein—no, the bad guys, suggests right-wing doyen Helms, are the liberal media and anyone of a liberal bent. Read full book review >

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CONGLOMEROS by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Bits of Lolita, Frankenstein, and any number of child-care manuals float freely through this savory stew—a captivating modern-day satire by an entertaining new writer."
Browner (whose translations include, most recently, CÇline: A Biography, p. 244) delivers a refreshingly comic and original first novel featuring the obsessive love of a well-to-do New Yorker for the mythical monster he corrupts. Read full book review >

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THE FOLLY OF THE WORLD by Jesse Bullington
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"An ambitious but rather harrowing novel."
Bullington (The Enterprise of Death, 2011, etc.) delivers another dark historical tale, this time set in 15th-century Holland. Read full book review >

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O BEAUTIFUL by Jesse Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sitcom posing as a novel about a person who is hardly there."
A very thin first novel-of-manners with some tepid social satire—all about an overrefined homosexual on the fringes of the theater world who falls in love and rooms with a man who's straight. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Jesse Schenker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Schenker's candid memoir chronicles the painful journey of a man striving for both culinary perfection and inner peace."
An award-winning chef reveals his addictions. Read full book review >

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CAVANILA'S CHOICES by Jesse Sisken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing debut in a well-drawn ancient setting populated with shallow leaders who care for either their people or their own power."
In Sisken's debut novel, the first in a trilogy about the end of the Minoan Empire, a young priestess questions her gods in the face of the destruction of her island home. Read full book review >

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SHOT-BLUE by Jesse Ruddock
Released: March 14, 2017

"A moving, lyrical novel that explores the emotional pain of hardship on children."
Poverty, youth, and longing collide on an isolated Canadian island in Ruddock's searing debut novel. Read full book review >