Search Results: "Merrill Markoe"


BOOK REVIEW

MERRILL MARKOE'S GUIDE TO LOVE by Merrill Markoe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A fun romp through the sillier side of love, best savored in small does."
Markoe (How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, 1994), a columnist and Emmy Awardwinning former writer for David Letterman, is like a sassy friend who's fun to spend time with—although maybe not too much time all at once. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOSE DOWN, EYES UP by Merrill Markoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"An amusing work, improved by the irresistible talking dogs."
In Markoe's latest comic novel (Walking in Circles Before Lying Down, 2006, etc.), a 47-year-old California dude learns some life lessons—mostly from his pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Brace hilariously captures the tongue-wagging canine-turned-human trio with off-kilter perspectives that fill this offbeat look at a dog's life with fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Readers who ever hoped that their pets could become people will embrace this silly fantasy from Markoe (for adults, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S MY F***ING BIRTHDAY by Merrill Markoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2002

"Classy stuff that deserves tons of flowers from dazed and satisfied readers."
Laugh-out-loud debut fiction by a four-time Emmy winner and humorist (Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE HAP-HAP-HAPPY LIKE ME by Merrill Markoe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Chuckleworthy in small doses—and a strong argument for caution. (Author tour)"
A former head writer for ``Late Night with David Letterman'' satirizes popular ``happiness materials'' (books, calendars, etc.) with her own entertaining (self-) investigations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PSYCHO EX GAME by Merrill Markoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"Half Hollywood horror story, half dippy relationship saga: about two thirds of a good book."
Pseudo-epistolary novel that veers madly from dull to insightful to some competent middle-ground: a collaboration between TV writer/humorist Markoe and ex-Wall of Voodoo member Prieboy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mother Merrill is Dead by Ed Polokoff
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 14, 2012

"Polokoff writes well, and for that—and his engaging humanity—the collection is to be recommended."
There is something for everyone in this collection of memoir snapshots. Heck, there is even a novella for good measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A unique travelogue boosted by wonderfully creative thinking with a political slant."
A celebrated poet, essayist and newly appointed (by President Obama) member of the National Council on the Humanities eloquently considers the global impact of our "Age of Terror." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Readers of Merrill will be naturally curious, but also probably at a bit of a loss. (Four pages of photographs)"
The still-tender gay identity of his early adulthood is the overarching theme of poet Merrill's memoir of a postwar European sojourn—30 months, beginning in 1950, during which he tried (impossibly) to keep his parents from too full a knowledge of his homosexuality while immersing himself in the high aesthetics common to Italy and to the group of gay expatriate exquisites he surrounded himself with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEARLY FAMOUS by Reba Merrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An intriguing, honest look at the hidden side of Hollywood."
In this debut memoir, entertainment journalist Merrill recalls her decadeslong career as an interviewer of Hollywood's brightest stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1995

"The Varga Girl is now a photograph, and old Esky seems to be celibate, but the elderly rascal in his day provided good reading and mindless ribaldry; and he had an attitude. (b&w illustrations)"
Journalist Merrill (The Blues Route, 1990) records the early days of erstwhile publishing phenom Esquire magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"'What Orthodoxy offers,' Merrill writes, 'is light.' As does he."
A gem that shows off Merrill-the-poet's gorgeous writing, and Merrill-the-reporter's sharp eye—and introduces a new Merrill, the pilgrim. Read full book review >