Search Results: "Jessica Valenti"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Valenti doesn't claim to have all the answers, but she provides the right analytical tools for mothers seeking answers that are right for them."
A leading feminist digs into questions about parenting—why we have children, what we're told about the parenting experience, and what happens when the reality doesn't mesh with the fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SEX OBJECT by Jessica Valenti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Though lively and richly detailed, Valenti's work lacks the self-awareness essential to a memoir worth pondering."
A new memoir from the Guardian columnist and "professional feminist." Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"A book-length Special Achievement Oscar acceptance speech."
Onetime special assistant to LBJ and head of the Motion Picture Association of America pens his memoirs, definitely rated G. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Deliver Us From Honor by S.E. Valenti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A robust tale of violence and vendettas."
A family saga of betrayal, brutality, and Sicilian honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROTECT AND DEFEND by Jack Valenti
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Valenti's view of politics is by no means as simple-minded as some notable Beltway insiders', but he's no match for Tom Wicker (see below)."
Still another hat in the election-year-fiction ring, as former LBJ Special Assistant Valenti (A Very Human President, Speak Up with Confidence, etc.) pulls out all the stops in an effort to out-weird yesterday's headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >

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WEIRD AND WILD ANIMAL FACTS by Jessica Loy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to children's insatiable curiosity about the natural world. (introduction, fun facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fourteen (mostly) common animals are investigated to showcase their unusual talents. Read full book review >

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THE STRONGEST BOY IN THE WORLD by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Modern boys who dream of athletic prowess should find this appealing. (author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
In this retelling of a Japanese tale, a scrawny country boy named Kaito heads to Kyoto to enter a wrestling tournament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NEIGHBORS ON SUNNYSIDE STREET by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"With a tribute to the pleasures of reading folded in, and a closing set of cozy snuggles into bed, this crowd-pleasing read-aloud makes an irresistible invitation for younger readers to ruminate over how we are all the same in some ways, different in others. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young animals in four houses play differently but display the same joy in this captivating romp. Read full book review >

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WILD HEARTS by Jessica Burkhart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"This inspiring look at the plight of undomesticated landscape and wildlife nestled in a tender romance is a surprisingly sweet and resonant story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Brie is used to constant travel; she's not accustomed to caring passionately about a cause—or a young man. Read full book review >