Search Results: "Mark K. Updegrove"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"No bombshells, but revealing in detail and context."
Ex-presidents from Truman to Clinton: how they coped and carried on, and where they stand today. Read full book review >

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INDOMITABLE WILL by Mark K. Updegrove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A readable, endlessly interesting look at the LBJ years."
Hey, hey, LBJ: The former president, not much talked about these days, comes in for assessment by political colleagues and journalists of the day. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMAGE by Mark K. Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Excerpts from Bergoglio's writings give an even more intimate look at our current pope, although it's unfortunate Shriver was unable to interview him."
The author's personal journey to find out whether the new pope is "the real deal" and thereby get in closer touch with his own Catholicism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance."
The son of recently deceased Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver reflects on his father's towering achievements. 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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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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BOOK REVIEW

OP-DEC by K. Williams
Released: Jan. 27, 2012

"Excels at historic details and characterization but lacks intrigue."
Williams' World War II spy thriller brings to life a shadowy world of espionage, Nazis and secret agents. Read full book review >

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THE LUNARIUM by Kathleen K.
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"A wild, steamy story with erudite sex-as-art undertones."
Provocative, orgiastic snippets from a sexual voyeur's social life. Read full book review >

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JOODY by Kathleen K.
Released: April 22, 2011

"A enjoyable read with little substance."
Intertwining stories chronicle the life and misspent times of a negligent mother. Read full book review >