Search Results: "Mark Haskell Smith"


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NAKED AT LUNCH by Mark Haskell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoughtful and entertaining analysis of why so many still want to ditch their clothes and let it all hang out."
An open-minded writer drops his skivvies at various locations around the world in an amusing and earnest attempt to understand the appeal of nudism. Read full book review >

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RAW by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Satire doesn't get any broader or easier, but that doesn't mean that the book's not at least fitfully fun."
LA writer Smith is back with another frothy satire (Moist, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Rated NC-17 for intermittent comic violence, good-natured swearing, cannibalism, humorous amorality and some truly perverse sex."
Carl Hiaasen, meet Hannibal Lecter. Read full book review >

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SALTY by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A romp to relish."
Thai pirates kidnap a chubby ex-rock star's supermodel squeeze. Read full book review >

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BAKED by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Forget the muted ending and enjoy the ride, which is as cockeyed and riotous as Carl Hiaasen on really good dope."
Take it from Smith (Salty, 2007, etc.): Winning Amsterdam's coveted Cannabis Cup can be harmful to your health. Read full book review >

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MOIST by Mark Haskell Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Swift enough and good-natured, though it never quite lifts off."
A slacker sloughs his life as a pathology tech and finds fulfillment as an apprentice to a Mexican crimelord in LA. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism."
A personal quest for the world's finest weed. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 1 by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"There's plenty of vinegar here but plenty of the homespun and funny Twain as well. Essential for serious students of his work and readable and revealing for all its surrounding scholarly apparatus."
A century after his death, the great American writer and controversialist speaks plainly—and sometimes not so nicely—from beyond the grave. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >