Search Results: "Marilyn Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOTH by David Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lively, colorful, but finally an uncomfortable mix of fact and fancy. (Illustrated with 12 b&w period photographs)"
A first novel about the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, riveting in its depiction of time and place but less convincing in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Norman Mailer
Released: Aug. 1, 1973

"The dazzling transaction that was Marilyn is all that matters and her immanent allure — so hard to isolate or perpetuate — is as palpable as it ever was."
The necessary specifics first (before you flinch at the one with the dollar sign above) — this is a coffee-table-shaped photovisual presentation of Marilyn including some 100 photographs (full page, black and white or color) representing the work of 24 major photographers. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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PHOTO BOOTH by Lewis Helfand
Released: June 21, 2011

"Ambitiously constructed but ultimately falling short. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
An intriguing—though fussily intricate—premise is hampered by an unfortunately disjointed execution. Read full book review >

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MARILYN & ME by Lawrence Schiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath."
A photographer's unfocused memoir of his time with Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Odd, but with a touch of genius. (32 paghes b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A dramatic, psychologically astute biography of the troubled sex symbol and star of such classics as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch. Read full book review >

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MONDO MARILYN by Richard Peabody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A couple of worthwhile efforts separated by many an oops."
Ebersole and Peabody (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) continue their exploration of national icons with this collection of stories and poems. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN'S SONG by Hassan Daoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A novel that defies expectations as it summons up the displacement and dehumanization that can come with war."
Daoud's claustrophobic novel hauntingly conveys one family's isolation after being relocated during the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An informationally sound profile but a lackluster narrative. (afterword, photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A fact-filled profile of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Keith Badman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Badman doesn't so much reveal new information about Monroe as recycle the old into something tawdry and depressing."
A tedious exposé of Marilyn Monroe's last days commemorates the 50th anniversary of her death. Read full book review >

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ASK MARILYN by Marilyn vos Savant
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"I just hope that when it finally comes to a stop, it's on a Saturday'') to ensure that readers learn something while they're having fun—as they assuredly will. (Thirty-seven illustrations—not seen.)"
The world's smartest person—or at least the one with the highest IQ (228), according to the Guinness Book of Records—tells you everything you wanted to know about everything. Read full book review >