Search Results: "Jonah Lehrer"


BOOK REVIEW

JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

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A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >

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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid science journalism with an essayist's flair."
Would George Eliot have been better looking if she'd put on a pair of lab goggles? Would Paul Cézanne have seen any better? Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Jonah Lehrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Lehrer writes with verve, creating an informative, readable book that sparkles with ideas."
Think you're not creative? Think again. The take-home message from this multifaceted inquiry is that creativity is hard-wired in the human brain and that we can enhance that quality in ourselves and in our society. Read full book review >

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HOW WE DECIDE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"May not facilitate great improvements in decision-making, but the Cliff Clavins of the world will exult in the factoids and anecdotes."
A Gladwellian exploration of the brain's inner workings during the decision-making process. Read full book review >

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JONAH MAN by Christopher Narozny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"An original and promising literary debut."
Narozny draws an intriguing literary debut from the unexpected milieu of yucks and pratfalls, "browsers" and "sleeper jumps" of 20th-century vaudeville. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY WITH JONAH by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Sept. 15, 1967

"This can be staged (and has been) but it makes intriguing reading also for the receptive young person."
The reluctant prophet comes full circle with the aid of various percipient animals in Mrs. L'Engle's verse-drama, offering an unusual entree into biblical themes. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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OH NO, JONAH! by Tilda Balsley
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A rousing rendition of the familiar tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Jonah and God's command to him to warn the misbehaving people of Ninevah is retold in a rhyming narrative that brings out the reluctant prophet's continual noncompliance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

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JONAH, THE WHALE by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"His other dream, that Jonah's mother and boyfriend reconcile, is also realized, the one false note in an uplifting tale with an unpredictable plot and a sympathetic, likable hero. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An overweight boy transforms his fantasy of TV stardom into a formula for success in this poignant, affirming novel from Shreve (The Formerly Great Alexander Family, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >