Search Results: "Mark Kriegel"


BOOK REVIEW

NAMATH by Mark Kriegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Namath was no angel, thank goodness, but this evocative portrait shows him at play in the fields of magic."
Meaty biography of Broadway Joe from sports-columnist-turned-novelist Kriegel (Bless Me, Father, 1995). Read full book review >

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BLESS ME, FATHER by Mark Kriegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1995

"The plot wanders off at the end and barely finds its way back; such a lapse, in an otherwise impressive debut, is easy to forgive."
Another Mob book? Read full book review >

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PISTOL by Mark Kriegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Sure to send readers in search of the highlight reel."
The bittersweet tale of Pistol Pete, one of basketball's most talented and tragic legends. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Mark Kriegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Mostly entertaining but not a standout. Coulda been a contender, but the author touches too lightly on the hard questions about celebrity, violence and money in America."
FOXSports.com columnist Kriegel (Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich, 2007, etc.) tells the story of a Youngstown, Ohio, lightweight boxer whose brief championship reign included a notorious 1982 bout that ended with the death of opponent Duk Koo Kim. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

A middle-age paraplegic's essays on disability and the male perspective. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO LIFE by Leonard Kriegel
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Kriegel (Literature/CCNY; Quitting Time, 1982, etc.), crippled by polio at summer camp in 1944, wrestles with what it means to be "condemned to adulthood"—in 14 vengeful essays previously published in Partisan Review, The Nation, etc. "Until I met up with my virus, I was a monotonously average eleven-year-old boy," writes the Bronx-raised author. 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

LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Bright, glossy and flawed; excellent idea, less-than-excellent execution. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This shiny, cheerful lesson has mixed success conveying concepts. Read full book review >

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ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >