Search Results: "Larry Sloman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Through sometimes contradictory voices and fractured perspectives, Hoffman as a person, with his moral strength and personal vulnerabilities, slowly—and surprisingly—comes into a sort of focus. (40 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Abbie Hoffman, cut and pasted—and so made whole. Read full book review >

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UNDISPUTED TRUTH by Mike Tyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"At this rate, Tyson may write a multivolume memoir as he continues to struggle and survive."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—chronicle of the champ's boxing career and disastrous life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A sobering look at the ugly side of rockin' and rollin' all night."
Catman Criss recounts his nine lives of decadence, depravity and dissolution in and out of the rock band KISS. Read full book review >

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THE KNOWLEDGE ILLUSION by Steven Sloman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"Some of the book seems self-evident, some seems to be mere padding, and little of it moves with the sparkling aha intelligence of Daniel Dennett. Still, it's sturdy enough, with interesting insights, especially for team building."
A tour of the many honeycombs of the hive mind, courtesy of cognitive scientists Sloman (Brown Univ.) and Fernbach (Univ. of Colorado). Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Kettelkamp introduces technologies for the physically challenged, envisioning a future when "a properly repaired human will actually be improved in physical function. Read full book review >

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RED PHOENIX by Larry Bond
Released: June 2, 1989

This first techno-thriller from Bond, who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, tells the story of a power grab by the son of North Korea's dictator—a grab perfectly timed to benefit from South Korean disarray when civil unrest and American politics lead to drastic revision of America's military policy for that country. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A valuable guide that encourages and enables self-actualization."
A motivational book of words to live by and how to live by them. Read full book review >