Search Results: "Paul Anka"


BOOK REVIEW

MY WAY by Paul Anka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Strictly for those who fetishize gaudy hotels, Mafia chic and sappy ballads."
The crooner who penned Frank Sinatra's signature tune reminisces about the Rat Pack, the shifting landscape of popular music and the truth behind the phrase, "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas." Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRLS CLUB by Anka Radakovich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 1994

"Battled-scarred survivors of stressful dating and miscommunication will want to read this book, if only for laughs."
Radakovich gives men the lowdown about women's secret desires and conversations, as exemplified by the Wild Girls Club, consisting of her and her ``supervixen'' friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A look at America's favorite pastime by a reporter who's lost her edge. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Details magazine's sex columnist, Radakovich (The Wild Girls Club, 1994) has spent too long in the trenches of sex journalism, as evidenced by this utterly unerotic book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Perhaps it is erroneously assumed that contemporary readers know their country as well as La Salle did."
Anka Muhlstein, known for her biographies of Queen Victoria and James Rothschild (not reviewed), here traces the life of Robert Cavalier de La Salle, early French explorer of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, and Texas and founder of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR PROUST'S LIBRARY by Anka Muhlstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A mostly stimulating study that should deepen readers' appreciation of Proust and draw them back to the original 'underpinning.'"
An amusing, albeit too tightly condensed look at clues to Proust's treatment of style, memory and homosexuality. Read full book review >

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THE PEN AND THE BRUSH by Anka Muhlstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An enlightening exploration of the symbiotic relationship between art and literature."
How hundreds of stolen paintings affected 19th-century French writers. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MO'S MONSTER by Paul Beavis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Effervescent, in an entirely understated sort of way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The unflappable Mrs. Mo tames a rude monster with some patient mentoring. Read full book review >

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BAD DOG FLASH by Ruth Paul
by Ruth Paul, illustrated by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This No, David! with a canine protagonist should appeal to a broad audience, whether dog lovers or not. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A humorous story about a lovable, troublemaking puppy. Read full book review >

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ZARA’S HATS by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Zara's story will be a perfect fit for hat-themed story hours. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For his first effort at creating the story as well as the illustrations, Meisel (Energy Makes Things Happen, Jan. 2003, etc.) pays homage to his family history by using the names and occupation of his own great-grandparents and grandmother. Read full book review >