Search Results: "Patricia Marx"


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Released: May 19, 1980

"Given the constraints imposed by the format, he has done a first-rate job."
Confronted with the difficult task of trying to say something both introductory and meaningful about the prolific and world-shaking Karl Marx, philosopher Peter Singer (Monash Univ., Australia) has opted for a minimum of biography and a concentration on the "status" of Marx's writings. Read full book review >

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HIM HER HIM AGAIN THE END OF HIM by Patricia Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A sprawling but very funny tale; if insecurity is the source of great humor, Marx has hit the mother lode."
The star of Marx's comic novel hits the low-self-esteem trifecta: She's a failed academic, a disappointing daughter and one man's emotional doormat. Read full book review >

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LET'S BE LESS STUPID by Patricia Marx
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A sly, irreverent take on the latest obsessions regarding self-improvement."
New Yorker staff writer Marx (Starting from Happy: A Novel, 2011, etc.), the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon, brings her wit and quirky curiosity to the timely topic of mental acuity.Read full book review >

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STARTING FROM HAPPY by Patricia Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A funny, sad and original take on the mating game."
Likable goofball Wally falls hard for aloof lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather. Read full book review >

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GROUCHO MARX by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A perceptive, though dark, portrait."
An unsparing look at the abrasive performer. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR MARX by Rachel Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A full-fleshed, thrilling portrait, troubling and full of family secrets."
The extraordinary life of Karl Marx's feisty feminist youngest daughter told with passionate sympathy and conviction. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Francis Wheen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Respectful yet non-hagiographic, Wheen's life of Marx deserves a wide readership."
Superb life of the thinker who, for better or worse, molded the 20th century. Read full book review >

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MARX, DECEASED by Carl Djerassi
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Charming characters and clever prose, though few readers are likely to care about the issue of peer review as much as Djerassi evidently does."
Djerassi, a Stanford chemistry professor and the man who developed the first oral contraceptive, expressed his fascination with scientists' hunger for recognition in his first two novels (The Bourbaki Gambit, 1994; Cantor's Dilemma, 1989). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Eccentric fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wee girl and a gargantuan boy prove that pals come in all sizes in this offbeat exploration of friendship. Read full book review >

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MEET MY STAFF by Patricia Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Readers will find some chuckles, and occasionally guffaws, in Walter's gift for ducking childhood's many burdens. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A puckish view of organization, chores, and ill-favored activities. Read full book review >