Search Results: "Michael Kimmel"


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MANHOOD IN AMERICA by Michael Kimmel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Wide-ranging, levelheaded, human, and deeply interesting, Manhood in America often provokes the thought, 'Why haven't I read this before?' Must reading for the light it sheds on some of our central historical phenomena as well as on current headlines."
Kimmel (Sociology/SUNY, Stony Brook) applies the methodology of feminist history to the experience of being male in America. Read full book review >

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ANGRY WHITE MEN by Michael Kimmel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Another worthwhile examination of important issues affecting men and, by extension, everyone else, from an author known for his insight into the subject."
A study of what Kimmel (Sociology and Gender Studies/Stony Brook Univ.; Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, 2008, etc.) calls "aggrieved entitlement" and how it leads to the angry rhetoric and violence endemic to the United States today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"A useful, highly readable overview of an important social phenomenon."
Guys just wanna have fun. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Kimmelman succeeds in transmitting a sense of the immediacy of all art, regardless of the era in which it was made, as well as the playful, challenging intensity of some of its most famous practitioners. (135 b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively, revealing collection of interviews with some of the most important contemporary artists of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2005

"Ebullient brightness permeates these pages, illuminating even the darkest corners. (Illustrations throughout)"
The chief art critic for the New York Times offers an amiable, even breezy discussion the about the ways various artists transform their circumstances into works that can inform and enrich the rest of us. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2001

"Not the weightiest of tomes, but quite delightful and very amusing."
Fresh and funny memoirs of a childhood in America's heartland, written by one who was born there in 1965 and can still remember the way a child experienced it. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOK, PIRATE HUNTER! by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"There's lots of mischief and fun here, but its hero simply can't measure up to its villains. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What do you get when you mix Robin Hood with Peter Pan, and throw in a dash of The Lord of the Flies? Read full book review >

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SOMETHING RISING (LIGHT AND SWIFT) by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"A bit too lugubrious for an elegy, a bit too lighthearted for a caper: still, a serviceable account of a young woman finding her own way in a twilit world of regret and loss."
Second-novelist Kimmel (The Solace of Leaving Early, 2002, etc.) describes a young pool hustler's coming of age in rural 1980s Indiana. Read full book review >

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THE SOLACE OF LEAVING EARLY by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

Several quests for religious certainty and personal fulfillment intersect melodramatically in this overwrought debut novel from the Indiana author of the memoir A Girl Named Zippy (2001). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Fans will find this go-round less zippy (forgive the pun), but more honest."
In Kimmel's follow-up to her well-received memoir about growing up in a tiny Indiana town (A Girl Named Zippy, 2001), the "She" of the title is Kimmel's mother, whose mid-life decision to attend college in the early 1970s disrupted her family's equilibrium. Read full book review >