Search Results: "Jonathan Rottenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEPTHS by Jonathan Rottenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important contribution to his stated aim of promoting 'an adult national conversation about depression.'"
A call for a new "diagnostic and therapeutic" paradigm for treating depression by framing it as a mood disorder rather than a disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Rottenberg, in selecting a subject much in need of a full-dress biography, has done undeniably creditable work. But he has found no muck to rake in the history of a rather tranquil tycoon—which may explain why his hero has been neglected heretofore. (26 b&w illustrations)"
An influential financier living quietly in the City of Brotherly Love during the era of famed titans of commerce and flamboyant robber barons is finally treated to his own book, courtesy of Philadelphia-based journalist Rottenberg (Middletown Jews, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"American Jewish history."
The pioneering 1929 and 1937 sociological studies of ``Middletown''—the small city of Muncie, Indiana—said almost nothing about the community's 200 Jews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2008

"Readers will surely remember Jack Slade henceforth. A treat for Western history buffs and fans of true crime."
An ambitious, well-written effort to restore a Wild West desperado to history. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
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Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

I'M NOT READING! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Fun and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Baby Owl's plan to read a story to his toy, Owly (not the delightful comic-book character, but adorable just the same), turns viral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RABBIT WHO LIKED TO SAY MOO by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2008

"EWSLUGp2007, illustrated by Allie Busby, is just one of several recent examples—but this one is a particularly crowd-pleasing iteration. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Allen's big, simple pictures of smiling farm animals give this invitation to a collective Moo-Along unusual appeal. Read full book review >

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“I’M NOT SCARED!” by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"A nice choice for youngsters just starting to explore the outside world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Baby Owl—accompanied only by his trusty toy owl, Owly—is out at night, sans parents, for the first time, and if he feels a bit frightened, he certainly isn't going to admit it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

“I’M NOT CUTE!” by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Young listeners will recognize themselves without realizing it; their parents will smile knowingly. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Baby Owl sets out to explore the woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED HEN by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"If self-righteous versions of this story find you hoping the hen chokes on her bread, Allen's will have you hoping it's delectable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
One feckless, lazy citizen of the farmyard after another is revealed in this well-crafted, amusing novelty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WAKE THE BABY by Jonathan Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"The illustrations for this commendable debut are unusual for their energy and subtle use of vivid color; the concluding twist—the baby wakes Marvin—provides a satisfying irony. Especially appropriate for a parent/preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Mother cautions eponymously from the next room, Marvin plays rambunctious imaginative games (cowboy, magician, pirate, etc.) around his sibling's crib, finally falling asleep in the crib. Read full book review >