Search Results: "Jonathan Goldstein"


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I'LL SEIZE THE DAY TOMORROW by Jonathan Goldstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"Safe, collegiate humor that makes Dave Barry look like Bill Hicks."
Radio personality and novelist Goldstein (Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, 2009, etc.) relates the details of the anxiety-ridden final 12 months of his youth before he turned 40. Read full book review >

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LENNY BRUCE IS DEAD by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Has the world gone mad? Has Josh? Or has Goldstein?"
It's helpful that the title page characterizes this debut volume by NPR and magazine writer Goldstein as "(A Novel)," for otherwise the reader might be even more perplexed by the assortment of bite-sized vignettes, observations and non-sequiturs that challenges categorization. Read full book review >

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIBLE! by Jonathan Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2009

"Not as good as the original."
The author of Lenny Bruce Is Dead (2006) rewrites the Bible. Read full book review >

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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

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A PATENT LIE by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2008

"The author knows well the dynamics of the courtroom and of patent law, but his style lacks color, freshness and texture."
Lukewarm legal thriller centering on a courtroom battle for the patent to an AIDS vaccine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Well-intentioned and reasonably well-written but lacking a fresh point of view."
Debut legal thriller—the one about the brilliant but jaded lawyer who seeks a change by taking on the mighty on behalf of the meek. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JINN by Lori Goldstein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Those who can get past the protagonist's tiresome pity party will be eager for further exploration of her Zar family and the subterranean intrigues of Jinn society. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"[W]hen genies are involved, there's always a trick." Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1991

"A charming, handsome book. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A fine introduction to 75 simple and not-so-simple Chinese characters: their derivation, their Mandarin pronunciation, and how to write them. Read full book review >