Search Results: "Mickey Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God by A Band of Women
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 3, 2014

"Though repetitive or clichéd in places, this collection's standouts far outweigh its missteps."
Nelson and Batey curate superior snippets of women's creative nonfiction. Read full book review >

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A FEW THOUSAND WORDS ABOUT LOVE by Mickey Pearlman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 14, 1998

"A meaningful collection for those wishing to contemplate the immensity of love. (Author tour)"
Truths and memorable voices fill this sharp essay collection about the nature of love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely the breeziest account yet of the Blacklist."
Slapdash memoir from a once-blacklisted actor. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING’S DOWN THERE by Mickey Spillane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"If Hammer's last case, Black Alley (1996), was an exercise in shamus nostalgia, this yarn regresses even further to the Boy's Own Adventure period, complete with the girl in the pink bikini the hero wouldn't dream of seducing."
What a difference a half-century makes. The legendary hard-boiled master's latest seafaring adventure, less Mike Hammer than Ernest Hemingway, packs all the wallop of a newborn kitten. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Frequent celebrity coauthor Herskowitz (This 'n' That by Bette Davis, 1987, etc.) helps the slugger achieve a low-key, no-frills prose style that packs a lot of information (and some good gossip) into a fairly short book. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Given Mantle's well-known fondness for the bottle (and his widely publicized decision to seek treatment for it earlier this year), it's perhaps not surprising that his book opens and closes with a plea to kids not to abuse drugs or alcohol. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jessica Hagedorn, Fay Weldon, Jane Smiley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Terry Tempest Williams, and Shirley Abbott are among the others whom Pearlman speaks to in this engaging, informative collection."
Though described as ``twenty interviews,'' what Pearlman (ed., American Women Writing Fiction, 1989, etc.) really gives us here is not Q&A talks but something more: brief and telling profiles of 20 women writers, with extensive conversational quotes from the authors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Wit and nostalgia mitigate, but don't entirely compensate for, a weak story arc and lack of emotional engagement."
Endearing but ultimately disappointing inquiry into collegiate a cappella via three beloved groups. Read full book review >

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RIPTIDE by Mickey Friedman
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"Friedman (A Temporary Ghost, 1987, etc.) provides an engaging heroine, an offbeat supporting cast, and just enough mystery to keep them occupied."
Laid off from her New York job, plucky artist Isabel Anders allows herself to be drawn back to Florida to take care of her disoriented aunt Merriam, who'd disinherited her after she eloped as a teenager. Read full book review >

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A FASHION TO KILL by Mickey Wyte
Released: April 11, 2012

"A gripping, satisfying whodunit."
When Jack Centaur's niece makes her modeling debut in a crime scene photo, he goes in search of her murderer in Wyte's gritty debut mystery. Read full book review >

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ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane
Released: March 5, 1951

"Slambang-brazen — snarling — fleshy — this is the usual lush pulpery."
Mike Hammer, licensed investigator and a bit too lethal for police and society's rules, sticks it out to the end in a case too hot to handle because of its political and Communistic angles. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH PRINCESS by Mickey Clement
Released: March 23, 1994

"Nothing new or rivetingly insightful, but a pleasingly told tale that touches the heart."
A conventional Irish-American first novel with all expected elements—close-knit families, suffocating religiosity, and mordant fatalism—that nonetheless movingly celebrates love and true grit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A passionate and profoundly life-affirming collection. (Serial rights to Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Utne Reader, etc.)"
Pearlman, editor of Listen to Their Voices (1993) and A Voice of One's Own (not reviewed), has a talent for rustling up the most interesting guests for her literary salons. Read full book review >