Search Results: "Marilyn E. Gootman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THANK YOU, TREES! by Gail Langer Karwoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While commemorating only a minor holiday, this book is a gentle introduction for the youngest observers. (Board book. 2-4)"
An ode to trees and fruit in celebration of Tu B'Shevat, a Jewish holiday. Often occurring in the latter part of January or early February, Tu B'Shevat is also called "New Year of the Trees." Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." 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 Frances Lefkowitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"If the book's drab page design and muddy black-and-white photos seem calculated to keep readers away, the evenhanded, perceptive treatment will reward the persistent with a glimpse behind the glamorous image. (bibliography, filmography, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
A high-toned, serious biography of an enduring icon, an appropriate choice for the Pop Culture Legends series. 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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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 >