Search Results: "Jonathan Weiner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"He provides telling anecdotes that reveal the humor, quirks, frustration, anger, and rewards of being a scientist. (Book-of-the-Month Club dual main selection)"
It's a biography of a scientist, a summary of 20th-century genetics, and a fly's-eye (i.e., multifaceted) view of trends and controversies in biology—all told by an expert science writer with one Pulitizer Prize already to his credit (The Beak of the Finch, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"There are lots of memorable lines, and telling, even funny anecdotes (don't miss the one about the barnacle that bit) that make this Weiner a winner. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; History Book Club selection)"
An unusual and enjoyable look at the ongoing process of evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Immensely readable and informative."
Pulitzer Prize winner Weiner (Science Writing/Columbia Univ.; His Brother's Keeper: A Story from the Edge of Medicine, 2004, etc.) offers a gripping account of the science of aging. Read full book review >

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NADIA'S HANDS by Karen English
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"When she comes to terms with those fears, her smile is radiant. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nadia, a Pakistani-American girl, has been chosen to be the flower girl for Auntie Laila's traditional wedding. Read full book review >

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HEATHER, THE TOTALITY by Matthew Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The creator of Mad Men makes his fiction debut with a noirish novella designed to be read in one hair-raising session."
The difficulties created for a Manhattan family by the renovation of the apartment upstairs include a homicidal stalker. Read full book review >

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LEGACY OF ASHES by Tim Weiner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Absorbing, appalling history."
The CIA started off on the wrong foot in 1947 and never regained it, maintains Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Weiner (Blank Check, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Fresh and beguiling."
Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir and all sustained delight, this wise, witty ramble reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a particularly good day. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HEART by Jennifer Weiner
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An exhaustive and exhausting autobiography of Weiner's life to date."
A bestselling author reveals everything about her life. Read full book review >

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MAN SEEKS GOD by Eric Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"A mixture of sincerity, sensationalism and irony that alternately delights, informs and annoys."
A peripatetic journalist and the author of The Geography of Bliss (2008) jets around the globe trying to find a religion that makes sense for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors."
Sobering, eye-opening study of Richard Nixon's booze-soaked, paranoid White House years and the endless tragedies they wrought. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Released: July 3, 2012

"Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood's sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness."
A sitcom showrunner finds the road to her first series launch much rockier than expected. Read full book review >