Search Results: "Ogden Nash"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2005

"Proficiently recognizes and restores an important American voice."
An authorized, entirely sympathetic account of the wildly popular humorist poet who composed as facilely for the New Yorker as for Hollywood and Hallmark Cards. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF ISABEL by Ogden Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Marshall matches Nash's deft wit in his usual style: Isabel is a bit cross-eyed but comically assured, the bugaboos are fiercely funny, and there are miscellaneous delightful details to discover. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These familiar, hilarious verses concern an enfant so terrible that she eats up the bear that plans to eat her, gives her physician the perfect comeuppance ("She took those pills from the pill concocter /And Isabel calmly cured the doctor"), and triumphs over other "bugaboos," including a bad dream. Read full book review >

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LINEUP FOR YESTERDAY by Ogden Nash
ABC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Not for the casual fan, but a work that can be joyfully shared by young baseball enthusiasts with parents and grandparents, who will add their own memories of favorite players of later eras. Lovingly nostalgic. (Informational picture book/poetry. 9 & up)"
Baseball legends of yesteryear come alive more or less alphabetically in Nash's pithy verses. Read full book review >

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NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW NASH by Jamie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Thoughtful, richly written historical fiction."
A literary turn from an author known for mysteries (Blue Deer Thaw, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2003

"A compelling, smart, no-holds-barred story committed equally to verisimilitude and compassion."
With tortured, unflinching clarity, second-novelist Basch (Degrees of Love, 1998) charts the redemptive downfall of a small-town reverend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"More an annals than a biography."
A rather dreary life of one of the lions of the American left. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA by Paul Ogden
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"Candid and appealing—both as a treatise on deafness and signal dogs, and for its human-animal sentiments. (Twenty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In this lively memoir, Ogden (Communicative Disorders/California State Univ. at Fresno; co-author, The Silent Garden, 1982) eloquently explains what it's like for a deaf person to function in a hearing world—and how Chelsea, a well-trained ``signal dog,'' adds dimension to his life. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1991

"A shot in the arm, though, for sophisticated but not necessarily ambitious foodies."
California chef and restaurant owner Ogden goes in for humble traditions with nouvelle or just unexpected touches (grits and garlic custards; crab hash), dressed-up American regional foods (corn and chile timbale), and a few upscale imports (fresh Italian buffalo mozzarella with black olive paste). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1994

"This is fun to read as the names drop, but it offers more titillation than insight into a woman who rode out from a proper Dorset upbringing to adventure, wealth, power—and acknowledged achievement."
If the current US ambassador to France, Pamela Harriman, had spent as much time on her back as this book suggests, she would never have had the time to do the world-class housekeeping and flower arrangements that allegedly endeared her to her lovers—let alone become an authority on antiques, bring together historic personalities for global policy discussions, or raise millions of dollars for the Democratic party. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Male readers intrigued by the title may feel misled, for these are not sex kittens but opinionated, articulate, and uninhibited feminists sounding off to each other. (B&w drawings, not seen)"
Freely reconstructed conversations between a feminist sex researcher and women who love sex and love talking about it. Read full book review >