Search Results: "Joanna Penn"


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NON-FICTION

"Solid advice and encouragement for those seeking a gratifying work life."
Penn presents strategies and tips for making the most of your job or finding appropriate, satisfying work. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY ‘RULES OF SUMMER’ YOU NEED: LOVE, FUN AND FRIENDSHIP
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

Graded By: Mandy Wan

Cover Story: Baby Got Back

BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Easy Breezy Senses Working Overtime

Bonus Factors: Odd Couple, Friendship, Crazy Rich People

Relationship Status: This Just Can’t Be Summer Love

Cover Story: Baby Got Back

That is...quite the ...


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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Fans of Jillette's outspoken sarcasm and indecency will not be disappointed."
Admittedly digressive, tangential collection of random thoughts and observations about life from the perspective of a wise-cracking atheist. Read full book review >

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PRESTO! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sometimes-funny book that should be taken with a tablespoon of salt."
The acclaimed, outspoken magician delivers a "book about extreme personal lifestyle changes, written by a…juggler whose only higher education was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College." Read full book review >

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WINTER KING by Thomas Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"An entertaining, insightful biography featuring a colorful cast of characters, led by the formidable Henry VII, who passed on the first untroubled succession in 80 years, launching the equally turbulent but more familiar Tudor renaissance."
Henry VII, who reigned from 1485 to 1509, is little known compared to his son, Henry VIII, and granddaughter, Elizabeth I, but Verso Books editorial director Penn does an eminently satisfying job of remedying this. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outspoken wordsmith offers more intelligent, humorous and against-the-grain perspectives."
Jillette (God, No!, 2011, etc.) nails holidays with sarcasm and sensibility. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO MADE THINGS OUT OF TREES by Robert Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2016

"An appreciative, environmentally sound reminder of how trees benefit and cultivate life on Earth."
A lifelong nature lover explores the versatility of the ash tree. Read full book review >

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SOCK by Penn Jillette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Originality plus. But a hard read."
Debut solo novel by magician Jillette, half of the Penn-Teller team that has published three nonfiction works (Penn and Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, etc., not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >