Search Results: "Melissa Holbrook Pierson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1997

"Still, even if you don't much care for motorcycles—or your mother wouldn't let you ride one—this engaging treatise (part of which appeared in Harper's) is worth a look. (photos, not seen)"
An entertaining vade mecum for the aspiring Dennis Hopper, Evel Knievel, or Malcolm Forbes of the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A lack of focus, an often-cold tone and the less-than-exciting parallel narratives make this slight road memoir a sleepy ride."
In an odd, misguided combination of marriage memoir and stunt journalism, motorcycle enthusiast Pierson (The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home, 2006, etc.) follows two narrative threads—the road to and from her divorce and story of an obsessive long-distance-riding group called the Iron Butt Association—on a journey to...nowhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"A keen eye and wry sense of humor are almost enough to brighten this bleak memoir-cum-plaint."
A meditation on loss by Pierson (The Perfect Vehicle, 1997, etc.), who mourns the changes that have forever altered both her hometown and the city she came to adopt as home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1999

"But the faces invoked will remain, sending readers running to Blockbuster for Casablanca or Rear Window—and not just to see the stars. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A heartfelt if uneven collection on the stars and zhlubs worth remembering. Read full book review >

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CRAP KINGDOM by DC Pierson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2013

"Adults might wonder what Pierson's smoking; teens will just enjoy the ride. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Tom Parking dreamed of being whisked away to a fantasy realm, but his real life just wasn't crappy enough. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid fictional examination of a time rarely depicted for this age group. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Poet Holbrook brings back the Cold War in her debut novel for middle grades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"A penetrating, street-level view of an infinitely depressing and growing problem."
Smack in the middle of the contentious immigration debate comes this angry indictment of the U.S. government's inability to protect us from criminal aliens already within our border. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO COULDN’T SLEEP AND NEVER HAD TO by DC Pierson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Is it a teen-angst novel? Sci-fi? Funny as hell? All of those things and more."
Inspired first novel about a high-school misfit who freaks out when he discovers his best friend has an extraordinary gift. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 1996

"While the specialized nature of the material will probably limit its general appeal, this book should be required reading for all would-be filmmakers."
An insider's nuts-and-bolts dissection of the gritty machinery of independent film financing and distribution. Read full book review >