Search Results: "Michael Black"


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NAKED! by Michael Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Doesn't cover particularly new nude territory, but children equally enthralled with going out in their altogethers will appreciate the enthusiasm here. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One boy's birthday suit gets a bit of a workout in this heartfelt paean to going au naturel. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A PSYCHIC!  by Richard Belzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Noncop, nonpsychic Belzer wisecracks his way from coast to coast."
Law and Order's Detective Munch takes a break from the Special Victims Unit to pen a tale of murder and corruption in the fantasy capital of the world. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A COP! by Richard Belzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A weird, surprisingly quick-witted comedic caper."
Take a plot inspired by old Hitchcock movies, stir in bad guys cribbed from Dostoevsky, apply a wisecracking, well-read New York City detective transported from the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the result is this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A slight but reliably amusing look at masculine insecurity and confusion."
TV funnyman on marriage, family and BMW shopping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2008

"Uneven, but more hits than misses."
Stand-up comedian and character actor Black debuts with an amusing collection of essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"In a switch from his police procedurals (Sacrificial Offerings, 2012, etc.), Black presents a promising but unexceptional thriller that draws on his years of police experience. It's slow to get going but builds to an exciting climax."
A military officer is willing to do whatever it takes to get the promotion so far denied him. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO-BOP! by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine addition to the cock-a-doodle canon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Cock-a-doodle-doo" is so last century, man! Read full book review >

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DEAD RINGER by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2008

"Black (A Final Judgment, 2006, etc.) and Hyzy (State of the Onion, 2008, etc.) unite their disparate detectives in a fast-paced tale with intriguing twists."
A seasoned Chicago private eye and an upcoming news reporter combine their talents to solve an unsavory crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >