Search Results: "Marion Grodin"


BOOK REVIEW

STANDING UP by Marion Grodin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Sharp, witty, occasional black humor from a woman who has gone through hell and back and lived to tell the tale."
The chronicles of a comedian's life. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2002

"A mixed bag that calls for less goody-good and either more substance or more laughs."
Quondam movie actor and, latterly, deadpan TV pundit Grodin (How I Get Through Life, 1992, etc.) returns with more behind-the-scenes and in-front-of-the-camera reminiscences. Read full book review >

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HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM by Charles Grodin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2009

"Grodin's considerable talent is dwarfed here by his self-regard."
Like his radio commentaries for CBS News, this memoir from actor-director-writer-activist Grodin (I Like It Better When You're Funny, 2002, etc.) offers kvetching in lieu of insight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Sugary, but just the ticket for tykes not yet up to more teeming I Spy-style panoramas. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Pastel collage scenes of small animals at work and play offer the Oshkosh set opportunities aplenty to interpret and respond to visual busyness. Read full book review >

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NOISY FARM by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Joyous cacophony for the younger set. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This noisy barnyard junket should evoke squeals of delight. Read full book review >

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HOW I GET THROUGH LIFE by Charles Grodin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 1992

"Academy Award nominee."
Actor and sometime author Grodin, droll to the brink of dull, presents some afterthoughts to his previous outing (It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here, 1989). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"It's just a dud. (First serial to Premiere; author tour)"
Actor, director, producer Grodin (How I Get Through Life, 1992) makes an appearance as a purveyor of theatrical anecdotes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?Read full book review >