Search Results: "Michael Ian Black"


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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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A slight, breezy memoir that delves into serious subjects."
A dying mother puts a middle-aged humorist more in touch with his own mortality. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"'Stereotypes have a funny way of falling apart when you actually talk to people,' writes Black, though the book reinforces a lot of stereotypes and is rarely funny."
A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). Read full book review >

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CHICKEN CHEEKS by Michael Ian Black
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"No butts about it, this is a perfect collaboration of text and illustration. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Actor/comedian Black produces a winner with his first children's book. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK OF TRUMP by Michael Ian Black
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Just about as ephemeral as a Trump's noxious emissions."
Like an orange potato with arms, legs, and windblown blond hair—and, of course, a big mouth—Americus trumpus is explicated for a putative child audience. 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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THE PURPLE KANGAROO by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Brown's acrylic, graphite and digital illustrations feature flat, oversimplified forms that lack backgrounds and depth; facial expressions are mocking and exaggerated, emphasizing the tone of one-upmanship. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A snide monkey conjures descriptions of a purple kangaroo in order to tell a snarky joke. Read full book review >

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A PIG PARADE IS A TERRIBLE IDEA by Michael Ian Black
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A preposterous, porcine pleasure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Like most children you have probably thought to yourself at one time or another, I bet a pig parade would be a lot of fun." Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >