Search Results: "Michael Ruhlman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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IN SHORT MEASURES by Michael Ruhlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The rarely seen but quite enjoyable novella form serves this maiden effort well."
A bestselling food writer tries his hand at fiction. Read full book review >

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THE REACH OF A CHEF by Michael Ruhlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2006

"True tales of the kitchen à la Anthony Bourdain: a pleasure for foodies, and an education of the palate and pocketbook."
A Plimptonesque writer finds further adventures, and misadventures, over an open range. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE by Michael Ruhlman
Released: March 21, 2005

"Squirts a measure of original thinking onto what has become a vast serving of the topic."
The travails and deep, soul-satisfying pleasures of buying a grand fixer-upper in the old neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 14, 2003

"A window into an unfamiliar world where excellence is difficult to achieve yet absolutely essential."
Close-up and personal view of a surgical team at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases. Read full book review >

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GROCERY by Michael Ruhlman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"An illuminating journey through and behind the grocery store, which, 'perhaps more than any other mechanism of change…has the power to shape how we raise and produce food in America.'"
Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman (In Short Measures: Three Novellas, 2015, etc.) explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat in this country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2001

"Approached as a salvage operation, there are numerous worthy features in this book, but there are too many gaps in planking for it to float on its own."
Ruhlman's (The Soul of a Chef, not reviewed) promising story of attending the construction of two sublime wooden boats falls short in so many areas that it feels woefully out of plumb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"An attractive mise en place, but one that lacks the simple artistry of that long-remembered potato."
A writer enters the Culinary Institute of America, the Ivy League of cooking schools. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Still, few works of nonfiction have captured so much of the spirit of the prep school experience."
Affectionate and well-drawn portrait of a school year at an all-boy prep school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >