Search Results: "Jill Kargman"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NAGLE'S MERCY by Adam Kargman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 2006

"Suffers from minor flaws, but the nonstop action and palpable psychological tension make for an edge-of-your-seat read."
A debut thriller about a University of Arizona undergrad whose meticulously planned future is put in jeopardy when a mysterious con man begins blackmailing him. Read full book review >

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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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MY BUSY DAY by Jill Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This warm, happy tale is just right to start or end a little one's day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From dawn to dusk, a young child describes her eventful day. Read full book review >