Search Results: "Michael Ian Black"


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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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I'M BORED by Michael Ian Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Ironically, boring. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A kid and a tuber dispute what is and isn't boring, to no particular avail. 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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