Search Results: "Kenny Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT by Kenny Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"'The audience expects to be entertained 100 percent for their ticket dollar,' Rogers writes. This doesn't really hit that 100 percent mark, but it's a light and pleasant read all the same."
Unassuming memoir by one-time chartbuster Rogers, he of "The Gambler" fame. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES by Kenny Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A caper novel for fans of country music legend Rogers."
The country star extends his brand by collaborating on a book that shows how to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's a nonviolent, humorous, and happy outcome that youngsters will find immensely satisfying; the perfect antidote to WWF fever. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Call it the WWF for preschoolers, if you will, but with cream pies and squirt guns instead of body slams and head locks. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Good thwarts evil in a simple, relatable way in Morrison's morality tale that entertains while avoiding saccharine moralizing."
A warm adventure story featuring man's best friends and a very special cat. Read full book review >

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Footloose In America by Bud Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2015

"A slight but appealing account of a long walk (with mule) from Arkansas to Maine."
The author and his wife, newlyweds in their 50s, undertake a cross-country journey by mule-drawn cart in this memoir. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE ON THE PIAZZA by Kenny Marotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A delight."
Marotta (a Piece of Earth, 1985) links seven stories and a novella to make up his debut collection—Italian diaspora tales that easily transcend their ethnic theme in time and place. Read full book review >

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The Docent by Tom  Kenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"A sharp and suspenseful novel about a Boston museum theft."
A judge, an eager young law clerk, and a museum docent find themselves caught up in one of the most notorious art heists in history in this legal thriller. Read full book review >

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THE UPSIDE OF DOWN by Charles Kenny
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An optimistic view of the future economy—refreshing in that sense, but perhaps a touch too rosy, even if written with the dry detachment of an economist."
If you want to know how the rise of China is affecting your daily life, check the beer cooler. Read full book review >

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE by Brian Kenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A delight for baseball lovers but also a useful parable about the power of habit and tradition, barriers to accepting answers hiding in plain sight for years."
From his many years at ESPN and his current perch at the MLB Network, the TV face of the "Baseball Age of Enlightenment" reflects on the rise of analytics and the torpedoing of decadeslong conventional baseball wisdom. Read full book review >