Search Results: "Katie Roiphe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"A brilliant young contrarian voice, Ö la Mary McCarthy. (First serial to The New York Times Magazine)"
A gifted young Princeton University graduate student, daughter of novelist Anne Roiphe, defies current campus-based feminist assumptions, questioning the phenomena of date rape, hate speech, ``Take Back the Night'' marches, and the basis for the popularity of feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon (see above). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2007

"Pretty prose and a pleasing subject for lovers of literary gossip, but Roiphe doesn't come up with any real revelations about some very familiar figures."
Tidily composed, broadly researched examination of seven unconventional early modern marriages. Read full book review >

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IN PRAISE OF MESSY LIVES by Katie Roiphe
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Mostly fascinating, lively writings on a spectrum of topics relevant to women and men with a literary bent."
Of-the-moment essays about popular culture, literature and the author's unconventional life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1997

"An insightful contribution to the national conversation on AIDS and sexuality—a conversation characterized too often by irrationality and unarticulated fears."
Roiphe weighs in on her generation's AIDS panic; unlike her often ill-reasoned 1992 screed on campus date-rape hysteria (The Morning After, 1993), this volume is witty and shrewdly observed. Read full book review >

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STILL SHE HAUNTS ME by Katie Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"An odd hybrid of fiction and well-known facts, mixing several points of view, none too successfully. And frequent quotes from Dodgson's tenderly passionate diary entries only underscore the deficiencies in Roiphe's own style, which is noticeably contemporary in tone—and unconvincing."
Pop pundit Roiphe (The Morning After, 1993, etc.) switches genres for a fictional account of the Reverend Charles Dodgson's obsession with Alice Liddell—and it's not exactly Wonderland. Read full book review >

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THE VIOLET HOUR by Katie Roiphe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Never overly sentimental, this is a poignant and elegant inquiry into mortality."
How five artists dealt with that carriage that kindly stopped for them. Read full book review >

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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

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OTTO THE BOOK BEAR by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Book creatures of all ages will love Otto and will enjoy wondering if any other of their books' characters have a secret life. A delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otto usually lives as an illustration of a book, but when no one is looking, he comes to life. Read full book review >

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PARTY ANIMALS by Katie Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although bursting with color, but not much ingenuity, this is a useful aid for those teaching numbers and colors, and a charming work with a jolly tone that will keep small children engaged. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Here lies the key to making counting festive: tally the guests at a barnyard bash. Read full book review >

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SCARED STIFF by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Zany perspectives, asides in balloons, images bleeding out of their frames, colors electric enough to make your teeth sing—but a story line with enough holes in it to drain spaghetti. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Davis's (Who Hoots?, not reviewed, etc.) story has a bad case of the fidgets, which won't go far in curing any youngster's willies, but if nothing else, maybe the ants it drops in the pants of its readers will take their mind off their groundless fears. Read full book review >

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IVY AND THE LONELY RAINCLOUD by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Harnett's illustrations are colorful and charming, but because Ivy isn't an agent in her own recovery, this tale of the restorative power of friendship seems imperfectly resolved for young readers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A rain cloud befriends a grumpy young florist by helping to reinvigorate her distressed plants. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE CITY by Anne Roiphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Very much an insider's story: a fictionalized rehash of Gotham gossip that most New Yorkers have tired of—and few out-of-towners will get."
A Borscht Belt version of The Bonfire of the Vanities, in which Roiphe (Married, 2002, etc.) follows the travails of a New York mayor whose city is coming apart at the seams. Read full book review >