Search Results: "Neal Pollack"


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STRETCH by Neal Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Both sincere and subversive, Pollack will likely inspire more than one reader to commit to yoga."
Freelance journalist Pollack (Alternadad, 2007, etc.) seeks to reclaim his better self within the ridicule-friendly world of yoga. Read full book review >

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NEVER MIND THE POLLACKS by Neal Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Loud, wild, messy, and fun—just like the best rock 'n' roll."
Now it can be told: Elvis Presley was . . . a closet rock critic. Read full book review >

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ALTERNADAD by Neal Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Foolproof material, illustrated with snapshots proving Elijah's cuteness."
A rock-'n'-roll writer becomes a father and finds it wonderful. Read full book review >

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KLEPTO by Jenny Pollack
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pollack's writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence. (Fiction. YA)"
In this outstanding first novel, two 14-year old girls become best friends by forming a common bond: shoplifting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A cogent look at one of the conceptual bedrocks of language."
Examination of how analogies are more than just a section on the SAT exam; they are powerfully relatable tools that shape how we communicate ideas and influence others. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOUTH by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delicate but dazzling."
Incisive, beautifully crafted stories about family relationships, focused especially on the dynamic between fathers and daughters. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY AGENCY by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, 1992, etc.) turns the world on its spiritual head, offering an alternative view of the matters in which the government, however spiritualized, is still not to be trusted."
Ellen Pierson's worst fears are realized when her cousin Paul's true love, the operator of a temp agency down the hall, turns out to be one of the Malignant Ones, a host of supernatural beings who torment humans in this post-revolutionary world (the Benign Ones aid humans). Read full book review >

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BREAKING AND ENTERING by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich and satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of family, religion and politics."
An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1994

"Cautionary and sober words that can well and truly inform current social, political, and scientific debates."
Pollack (former dean of Columbia College and colleague of James D. Watson) takes the popular metaphor of DNA as language—and really runs with it. Read full book review >

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UNQUENCHABLE FIRE by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 1992

"Despite the beguiling, often witty details, Pollack (The New Tarot—not reviewed) overloads the book."
An intricate feminist/New Age fantasy, set in the near future, throws an ordinary young woman into the center of a mythic drama: she is to be a postmodern Mary, immaculately conceiving a feminine savior who'll restore the spirit of a revolution gone sour. Read full book review >