Search Results: "John Hodgman"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT IS ALL by John Hodgman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Just the sort of book to keep by your bed—a bundle of knowing laughs, though at whom is ever the question at hand."
John Hodgman is a busy man. And, on the strength of the published evidence, including this new book, a very strange man indeed. Read full book review >

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VACATIONLAND by John Hodgman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Very dry, with a twist."
A memoir from a writer who doubles as a comedian. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT EVERY DAY by Ann Hodgman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rueful, funny and nostalgic, this will ring true to parents and grandparents and may be even more appealing to them than to a child readership—whose impression of the 1960s will be very different. (Memoir. 9-12)"
Hodgman looks back humorously at her 1960s childhood in the Rochester, N.Y., area, recalling incidents that pained her at the time or seem embarrassing in retrospect. Read full book review >

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PASSING REMARKS by Helen Hodgman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A postmodern tale that crackles with intelligence and wit."
Intimations of immortality as a 50-year-old Australian woman in love with a much younger woman are lightened by stylish writing and deft comedic touchesin award-winning Hodgman's first US appearance. Read full book review >

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BETTYVILLE by George Hodgman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"Movingly honest, at times droll, and ultimately poignant."
A gay magazine editor and writer's account of how he returned home to the Midwest from New York to care for his aging mother. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF A MILLION PETS by Ann Hodgman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"She's a James Herriot for the 21st century. (Fiction. 9 & up)"
Well, it might not be a million, but Hodgman's barnyard of birds, rodents, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians includes the ordinary and the exotic. Read full book review >

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THAT'S MY MOMMY! by Ann Hodgman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While others have done the trope better, both titles are passable parent-child love stories. (Board book. 1-3)"
Various animal youngsters share what's special about their mommies. Read full book review >

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DO TOUCH! DON'T TOUCH! by Ann Hodgman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Only somewhat successful in its cautionary aim. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
There's a lot for this toddler to explore, and some of it is dangerous. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS DANCE by Ann Hodgman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though mildly playful, there is not much to this creature feature. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A gaggle of friendly monsters cuts a rug on a moonlit night. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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