Search Results: "Jimmy McDonough"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >

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TAMMY WYNETTE by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2010

"Wynette's tortured history is forcefully told, but her essence remains a mystery."
The gory details of the country vocalist's life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"'I'm just some guy from Oakland living out my fantasies on film,' Meyer said, 'foisting my personal tastes on the world.' Well, the world dug in and keeps on digging. (16 pp. b&w photo insert, not seen, unfortunately)"
The unbridled Russ Meyer, who had only two things on his mind and built an original class of film work around them, is given a thorough, pulsing autopsy. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATE SON by John Fogerty
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fogerty has had better luck than most, but overall, this is an unfortunate autobiography."
A memoir by the Creedence Clearwater Revival founder and writer of canonical 1960s songs such as "Proud Mary" and "Down on the Corner." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"A very timely report: McDonough's examination of the Jesuits serves nicely as microcosm of the American Catholic experience as a whole."
Intriguing study by McDonough (Political Science/Arizona State) of the growth and collapse of the most powerful branch of the most powerful order of modern Catholicism. Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

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THE GESTAPO by Frank McDonough
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A well-researched book that clarifies many misconceptions."
A new look at Hitler's secret state police as a smaller crack force than is widely known, relying on the work of German citizen informers. Read full book review >

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TRUE THINGS (ADULTS DON'T WANT KIDS TO KNOW) by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"An utterly charming addition to this wonderfully fizzy series, this installment proves that Amelia truly does rule! (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
The irresistibly plucky Amelia Louise McBride is back for her sixth adventure, dealing with more of preteendom's tricky trials and tribulations as she celebrates her 11th birthday. Read full book review >

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THE MEANING OF LIFE...AND OTHER STUFF by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Well done; here's to the next installment. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
A standout graphic-novel series continues on its well-thought-out path. Read full book review >

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SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >

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THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Humble, endearing and utterly easy to relate to; don't miss this one. (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
The charismatic creator of the Eisner-nominated Amelia Rules! series recounts his beginnings as a cartoonist. Read full book review >