Search Results: "Jonathan Margolis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"Shallow and glib: Margolis's future will not only be better than we can imagine, but better than he can imagine."
A light and lively survey of dated visions of the future that show the futility of futuristic stargazing, followed by the author's upbeat presumptions for the coming century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Glib and entertaining."
Despite its catchy title, there's nothing intimate about this account, nor is it a history of the orgasm, but rather a superficial look at human sexual attitudes and behaviors over time and place. Read full book review >

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URI GELLER by Jonathan Margolis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An obviously wowed author presents a mostly sympathetic view of the life and times of Uri Geller. (16 photos, not seen)"
A mostly credulous look at the famous Israeli who claims to be able to bend spoons with his mind. Read full book review >

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CLEESE ENCOUNTERS by Jonathan Margolis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"The story of a generally stone-faced, slow-reading polymath whose comic genius takes fans, ballistically, through the roof. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Life of John Cleese, by a London feature writer, gossip columnist, and show-business reporter. Read full book review >

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APOCALIPSTICK by Sue Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Quick in pace and often very funny."
Slapdash farce from the author of Spin Cycle (2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"This thoroughly enjoyable, informative look at America of 35 years ago will revive memories for aging baby boomers and lead all readers to realize how dramatically the country has changed in a mere generation. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Because history involves continual change, all years are transitional; some, however, are more so than others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BUGS OUT by Leslie Margolis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Readers will be cheering for Annabelle as she struggles to extricate herself from this tangled web of subterfuge. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Margolis delivers a vivacious third installment in the Annabelle Unleashed series. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL CYN by Sue Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"Tepid sitcom from the prolific Margolis (Apocalipstick, 2003, etc). Not one of her best."
Low-wattage Bridget Jones knock-off about a young Irishwoman who finds love and professional advancement once she breaks a few rules. Read full book review >