Search Results: "Mark Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Fun for men to check themselves out, and for curious women to have a look—and could soar high on the crest of the men's movement."
One hundred men speak anonymously and candidly about their ``core issues.'' Here, Baker continues his oral-report format of 'Nam (1981), Cops (1985), and Women (1989)—with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D.A. by Mark Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Stark and direct, Baker's interviewees present a compelling, unvarnished look at the grim reality of America's criminal justice culture."
Baker, author of half a dozen books (Bad Guys, 1996; Sex Lives; 1994, Cops, 1985; etc.) has given us the frank, often brutal views of cops and criminals on life and the criminal justice system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEX LIVES by Mark Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 1994

"No more insightful than a heart-to-heart in a cappuccino commercial: Baker's subjects often parrot what the media tells them about themselves even as they live the contradictions in its message."
One hundred confidential reports on the sexual experience in America—no more thrilling a tale than one would expect—by the author of That's How Men Are (1991), Women (1989), and Cops (1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUYS by Mark Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well-observed and at times depraved, this is a unique account of the current prison population."
Career criminals telling their stories, wiseguy-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCIAL SECURITY by Dean Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An absolutely relevant and important analysis, presented with force and clarity, that asks, basically, what kind of a nation we really are."
What if the predicted collapse of Social Security is only doublespeak and all the Chicken Little economists' warnings just prodigious flummery? Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

1-2-3 PEAS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Whether they're counting scores of peas, enjoying the rhymes and puns or relishing the funny visual quirks, families are sure to devour Baker's latest winner. Totally ap-pea-ling! (Picture book. 3-7)"
After an alphabetical, rhyming tour de force (LMNO Peas, 2010), Baker's energetic pea pack is back—this time, to count by ones and 10s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG FAT HEN by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, the art is gorgeous. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In vibrant full-bleed spreads, a boldly graphic rendition of ``1, 2, buckle my shoe,'' with the numbers from 1 to 10 enacted by the ``big fat hen'' and her friends and their hatching chicks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAP-PEA ALL YEAR by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An infectious, pea-sized romp. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Having conquered the alphabet (LMNO Peas, 2010), numbers (1-2-3 Peas, 2012), and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors, 2014), Baker's goofy spherical seeds return to revel in the seasons and holidays in this book of months. Read full book review >

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MY OCTOPUS ARMS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Though a little on the bland side, this effort should reassure little ones resting in the human arms of favorite story readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who hasn't occasionally wished for more than two hands (or arms) in order to simultaneously accomplish all that one needs to? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A great addition to the collection of 'singing' books, with the added bonus of helping readers practice counting and time-telling skills. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The familiar nursery rhyme gains new verses in this latest from Baker, who rounds out the rest of the mouse's busy hours. Read full book review >