Search Results: "Penn Jillette"


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EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An outspoken wordsmith offers more intelligent, humorous and against-the-grain perspectives."
Jillette (God, No!, 2011, etc.) nails holidays with sarcasm and sensibility. Read full book review >

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SOCK by Penn Jillette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Originality plus. But a hard read."
Debut solo novel by magician Jillette, half of the Penn-Teller team that has published three nonfiction works (Penn and Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, etc., not reviewed). Read full book review >

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PRESTO! by Penn Jillette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sometimes-funny book that should be taken with a tablespoon of salt."
The acclaimed, outspoken magician delivers a "book about extreme personal lifestyle changes, written by a…juggler whose only higher education was Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Fans of Jillette's outspoken sarcasm and indecency will not be disappointed."
Admittedly digressive, tangential collection of random thoughts and observations about life from the perspective of a wise-cracking atheist. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

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OLD PENN STATION by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Young readers, New York residents or not, will be more likely to look up the next time they're downtown, and to understand that every structure has a unique story. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In celebration of one of New York City's vanished glories, Low recreates in words and pictures the ornately decorated, girders-and-glass-ceiling wonder that was old Penn Station. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Blotner has done a great deal of research and deployed it subtly, and we should welcome any biography that looks beyond the colossus of Faulkner to remind us of the South's enormous modern literary vitality. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but occasionally opaque biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and novelist. Read full book review >

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LEAD US NOT INTO PENN STATION by Bruce Ducker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"It's not giving anything away to say that everything turns out all right, except for Dodgers fans."
Brooklyn, summer 1955. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful for scholars and for admirers of Warren's work who are very familiar with the author's life and career. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ten years of essentially unrevealing letters from a formative period of the poet and novelist best known for All the King's Men and as the first Poet Laureate of the United States. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO MADE THINGS OUT OF TREES by Robert Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2016

"An appreciative, environmentally sound reminder of how trees benefit and cultivate life on Earth."
A lifelong nature lover explores the versatility of the ash tree. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >