Search Results: "Neil Strauss"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Gonzo interviewing at its best."
Veteran pop-culture journalist Strauss (Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, 2009, etc.) offers an eclectic collection of interviews with the "artists, celebrities, and crazy people of the world." Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Neil Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Some readers may have no sympathy for the author, but he delivers an emotionally charged, provocative memoir of a man learning to confront his sexual demons."
Rolling Stone scribe and infamous Lothario Strauss (Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness, 2011, etc.) chronicles a lascivious seesaw battle between monogamy and debauchery. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Kevin  Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"The book could have been trimmed by about 50 pages, but Hart is a genial, entertaining guide to a life in comedy."
The popular comedian debuts with "the stories behind the jokes, and a few lessons…about life, success, parenting, and relationships." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"Strauss and Howe use an amazing knowledge of popular culture to remain entertaining throughout, despite the heavy subject matter, and produce a metahistory to ponder as we approach the new millennium. (First serial to USA Weekend; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Creative and provocative analysis suggesting troubling implications make this book a must-read. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An entertaining introduction to astronomy."
An accessible and comprehensive overview of our universe by three eminent astrophysicists, based on an introductory course they have taught at Princeton University. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT SHIMMY by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A subtle and perceptive treatment of a familiar theme, with an unusually harmonious melding of text and art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The gifted author of Trail of Stones (1990), a series of searching psychological portraits in verse of familiar folkloric characters, portrays a painfully shy boy. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Giulia is bright, curious and a gifted artist, born to a noble father and his humble mistress in 15th-century Renaissance Italy. Now her fate rests with her father's widow, who's sending Giulia to a Padua convent. Read full book review >

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THE DUBIOUS SALVATION OF JACK V. by Jacques Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Profane, brutally honest portrait of tween angst."
In this debut novel from South African author Strauss, a privileged white South African boy comes of age during the waning days of apartheid. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Strauss's reconstruction of the events of naval and classical history overflows with detail and writerly attention to a grand story."
First-rate military and political history, focusing on a critically important battle of the ancient past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Heavy-handed enough at times to make readers wish someone out there might step up to Buchanan's defense; nonetheless, Strauss makes a firm argument for the essential doofusness of the 15th president."
An oddly entertaining study of "the first plodding-to-the-top president," a man mercifully forgotten by history. Read full book review >