Search Results: "Penn Jillette"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Welcome homage to the founding mothers of the new Poland."
A scholarly account of the work of hitherto-unacknowledged women in the labor and civil rights movement that eventually unseated Communism in Poland. Read full book review >

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FEATHERING CUSTER by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"Penn has emerged as an important presence on the Native American literary front, and this collection does a generally good job of showing why that should be so."
A mixed bag of essays by the Nez Perce writer on Native American literature, academic life, and other intellectual topics. Read full book review >