Search Results: "Judah Pollack"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"For some readers, there won't be much news here, but for others—particularly those down the chain from Dempsey—there's much good food for thought in Brafman's sometimes-brash assertions."
Pop psych meets pop business in Brafman's (co-author: Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do, 2011, etc.) latest outing in the land of counterintuition, written with the assistance of leadership expert Pollack. Read full book review >

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DROPPED FROM HEAVEN by Sophie Judah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2007

"A fascinating mix of the exotic and the familiar."
Debut collection spotlighting the little-known but centuries-old culture of the Bene Israel community in the author's native India. Read full book review >

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IF THE RAINDROPS UNITED by Judah Friedlander
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A more-misses-than-hits collection that will likely find a home in bathroom-reading bins."
A comedian presents a series of drawings and cartoons, most of which "are comedy. But some are serious. Or just weird." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

Stressing the Serbs' misuse and mythologizing of history, Judah offers an insightful, informed, and trenchant consideration of their history and their collective outlook. Read full book review >

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IN WARTIME by Tim Judah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An enlightening, timely study of a misunderstood region of the world."
Making sense of the murderous muddle in Ukraine through touching personal stories and a historical reality check. Read full book review >

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ALTERNADAD by Neal Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Foolproof material, illustrated with snapshots proving Elijah's cuteness."
A rock-'n'-roll writer becomes a father and finds it wonderful. Read full book review >

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BREAKING AND ENTERING by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich and satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of family, religion and politics."
An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY AGENCY by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, 1992, etc.) turns the world on its spiritual head, offering an alternative view of the matters in which the government, however spiritualized, is still not to be trusted."
Ellen Pierson's worst fears are realized when her cousin Paul's true love, the operator of a temp agency down the hall, turns out to be one of the Malignant Ones, a host of supernatural beings who torment humans in this post-revolutionary world (the Benign Ones aid humans). Read full book review >

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KLEPTO by Jenny Pollack
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pollack's writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence. (Fiction. YA)"
In this outstanding first novel, two 14-year old girls become best friends by forming a common bond: shoplifting. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOUTH by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delicate but dazzling."
Incisive, beautifully crafted stories about family relationships, focused especially on the dynamic between fathers and daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A cogent look at one of the conceptual bedrocks of language."
Examination of how analogies are more than just a section on the SAT exam; they are powerfully relatable tools that shape how we communicate ideas and influence others. Read full book review >