Search Results: "Lenny Lipton"


BOOK REVIEW

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A CD with four songs, two of them versions of 'Puff,' makes a very nice package indeed, especially since Yarrow sings with his daughter. (Picture book and CD. 4-8)"
A lovely—and indeed magical—shift and the beloved anthem becomes quite a satisfying read-aloud for children (and adults). Read full book review >

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON POP-UP BOOK by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"While this pop-up version adds little to Puff's enduring charm, at least it does not distract. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
The magic dragon rides again, this time incarnated in a pop-up. Read full book review >

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PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stick with low-tech for now. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive take on the classic folk song sluggishly brings this familiar tune to life. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF NAILS by Lenny Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"Dykstra makes no apologies, offering 'the real truth,' but readers' opinions of him will be harsh."
A former professional baseball player details how his go-for-broke attitude on the baseball diamond continued after his retirement and eventually ruined him. Read full book review >

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INSIDE INSIDE by James Lipton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A worthy—perhaps even enviable—life related with passion, certitude and considerable artistry."
The creator and host of Inside the Actors Studio summarizes his multifaceted career (writer, actor, dancer, academic dean—and more) and rehearses his favorite moments from his award-winning TV show. Read full book review >

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DARK MIRROR by Sara Lipton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"With plenty of illustrations to bolster the text, Lipton has assembled remarkably detailed evidence of the growth of the anti-Jewish images found in the expansion of learning at the beginning of the Middle Ages."
Lipton (History/SUNY Stony Brook; Images of Intolerance: The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée, 1999) sets out to show that negative images of Jews first appeared as early as the 12th century, long before the generally accepted 15th-century beginnings.Read full book review >

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MATING RITUALS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN WASP by Lauren Lipton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2009

"Lipton's second novel (It's About Your Husband, 2006) does little to distinguish itself from the competition, but the Connecticut scenes provide some funny moments. Peanut butter and bacon on crackers, anyone?"
A night of drunken Las Vegas passion results in a quickie marriage for an anxious Manhattanite and a laconic preppy she would never have seen herself with. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"An attractive picture postcard with some hard words on the reverse."
An American art historian now living part-time in France loves its cultural sensual pleasures (350 different cheeses! cool cathedrals!) but condemns French xenophobia and anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY THE BOOK by Lenny Bartulin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"The scruffy, dialogue-heavy narrative has great charm, though the story is low on incident and suspense. Poet Bartulin's debut is quirky and inventive enough to attract a niche audience of readers who fantasize about owning a bookstore and embarking on colorful adventures."
Mild-mannered Australian bookstore owner gets vamped...and worse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Olympia deserves better and, fortunately, she received it in Otto Friedrich's Olympia (p. 30), which captured her dignity and stature as an icon of her age."
In this confusing and self-serving study, Lipton (formerly, Art History/SUNY-Binghamton; Looking into Degas, 1986—not reviewed) claims to find in Victorine Meurent (Manet's favorite model, known as ``Olympia''): herself; a mother-figure; and a surrogate victim of the patriarchal community of artists and art historians. Read full book review >

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A DISTANT HEARTBEAT by Eunice Lipton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Flawed but well-researched and often stirring."
An art historian's account of the research she undertook to understand the life of a mysterious uncle. Read full book review >

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YOU CALL IT MADNESS by Lenny Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Not a pedestrian stroll past the crooner's art, but frequently a pleasurable dance around some real pop culture. (20 b&w photos)"
Told with feverish scat, the story of crooners in the days when vaudeville transformed itself into radio and the movies learned to talk, features a bio of Russ Columbo backed by Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallée, and an all-star supporting cast. Read full book review >