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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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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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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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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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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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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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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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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