Search Results: "Michelle Goldberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"If you think that Christianity is the new Communism, then this is the book for you."
American democracy and the Enlightenment itself are menaced by would-be theocrats and their Republican operatives, contends Salon.com reporter Goldberg. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Fascinating reading about an intriguing woman."
Investigative journalist Goldberg (The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, 2009, etc.) fluidly explores the extraordinary life of Indra Devi (1899-2002), the woman who helped transform the ancient Indian discipline of yoga into a worldwide phenomenon.Read full book review >

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SHE WANTS REVENGE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Cover Story: Picture to Burn
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Worlds Colliding
Bonus Factors:
 Cannibals, Prostheses
Relationship Status: Dating Outside of Comfort Zone—and Succeeding

 

Cover Story: Picture to Burn

The typeface is swanky, the tagline is all kinds of great, and the blood splatter ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"That some of the artists are lesser known lends a more personal, immediate dimension to their art and words. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Fifteen artists provide vibrant and exuberantly colorful paintings that depict special places, neighborhoods and memories that have shaped their art and their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAKE LIAR CHEAT by Tod Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"The killer climax mixes Steinbeck's 'Tell me about the rabbits, George' with Thelma and Louise's high-flying electricity. A perfect trade paperback with all the sleaze and glamour of the old paperbacks of 50 years ago."
Entertaining, movie-thin comedy not out to change your life, only to offer an amusing read, which it does with high success. Read full book review >

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LONG QUIET HIGHWAY by Natalie Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

Goldberg, author of two popular Zen-inspired writing guides (Wild Mind, 1990; Writing Down the Bones, 1986), tells in simple, dead-honest prose the story of her ``awakening'' to writing and to life. ``Americans,'' Goldberg says, ``see writing as a way to break through their own inertia and become awake, to connect with their deepest selves.'' This way works, she insists, but ``it is hard. Read full book review >

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MY GUN HAS BULLETS by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1995

Rewarded with his own television cop show for ``forgetting'' that Esther Radcliffe—beloved, hateful star of TV's popular Miss Agatha series—is the woman who shot him when he pulled her over for speeding to a Neiman-Marcus sale, toothless former Sgt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kingdom of Speculation by Barbara Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Poetry that excites and mystifies in all the best ways."
Goldberg pulls hard truths from simple tropes in this superb collection of verse. Read full book review >

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RAISED BY WOLVES by Jim Goldberg
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Photographer Goldberg (Rich and Poor, 1985, not reviewed) continues his experiment in photo-text montage with this disturbing and vivid depiction of teenage runaways. Read full book review >

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BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Goldberg is a gifted writer, but her style—delivered in a detached, almost clinical prose that gives the feeling of fable or dream—holds the reader at a distance and keeps her characters from ever quite coming into the third dimension."
An impressive debut about a young girl from a brilliant but eccentric family whose special talent earns her a place in the family and finally in the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2013

"Goldberg belongs to the science-is-boring school of popularizers, so he peppers his text with jokes, apologies, digressions and cutesy asides ('In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead'), but tolerant readers will learn a great deal about the current state of physics and cosmology."
Goldberg (Physics/Drexel Univ.; A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty, 2010, etc.) delivers relentlessly cheerful but comprehensible explanations of a dozen profound features of the universe. Read full book review >

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Secret Wars: An Espionage Story by Joe Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A remarkable thriller that delivers exactly what its title promises, despite a few disconnected characters."
In Goldberg's debut thriller, the mid-1980s' war on terrorism is waged via military action, covert operations and propaganda. Read full book review >