Search Results: "Jill Kargman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A smart, pocket-sized delight that artfully engages the funny bone."
A New York City-based author, mother of three and cancer survivor delivers an outspoken mix of sass and sensibility. Read full book review >

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ARM CANDY by Jill Kargman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Despite some witty banter, there is little to distinguish this book, or Eden as a character, from others of the chick-lit genre."
Iconic muse of the New York City art scene contemplates cougardom as 40 looms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Snarky, unconventional humor that pokes fun at just about everything."
One woman's quirky perspective on life. Read full book review >

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THE ROCK STAR IN SEAT 3A by Jill Kargman
Released: May 22, 2012

"Finn's gloomy lyrics and all the 'Oh, god, Hazel' moments in the world can't help float this lead zeppelin."
A just-30 video game junkie and marketing guru gets her world totally rocked when she starts an affair with her American idol. Read full book review >

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THE EX-MRS. HEDGEFUND by Jill Kargman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Funny, but in the current economic context, ill-timed."
A Wall Street wife attempts to bid goodbye to all that. Read full book review >

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MOMZILLAS by Jill Kargman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"The author has strong ideas but relies too heavily on acronyms and abbreviations and fails to create a multidimensional villain. Still, a decent effort that debunks the myth of the perfect mommy."
West Coast transplant does battle with Manhattan's über-moms—Kargman's first solo after co-authoring two books with Carrie Karasyov (Wolves in Chic Clothing, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"An airy soufflé that, to its credit, never overreaches."
Countergirl gets fab new job at beloved jewelry store, but beware: the richies have claws. Read full book review >

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JET SET by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Part Gossip Girl, part Cinderella, this lighthearted, designer-label-laden look at teen relationship angst is predictable yet entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
Yearning to put down roots after years of moving because of her career-Army dad, sophomore and rising tennis champ Lucy Peterson earns a scholarship to the elite Van Pelt Academy in Switzerland while her family is stationed in Germany. Read full book review >

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PIRATES AND PRINCESSES by Jill Kargman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Teachers especially will turn to this good-natured story; it will help open up a discussion about friendship that many children will profit from. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the pink and blue rules of kindergarten threaten best friends, they have to make a choice. Read full book review >

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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >

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Jill Bash by Maurice Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2014

"Goth girl meets The Nutty Professor meets The Terminator."
Action and sci-fi go hand in hand as Jackson presents the high-octane adventures of a snarky teenage girl who sets out with her nerdy uncle to save the world from evil robots. Read full book review >