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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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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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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ALL MY SINS ARE RELATIVES by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Insightful and elegantly written. (11 photos, not seen)"
A frighteningly perceptive look at the essential dilemmas of mixbloods, academics, and writers from an insider on all counts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"If you don't long for your own bike at the end of this book, you will at least never look at one the same way again."
An enamored history of the bicycle alongside a lifelong cyclist's personal story of journeying to workshops throughout Europe and the United States to acquire his custom-built dream bike, part by part. 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 >

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MORTAL SINS by Penn Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Except for a superfluity of sentences like `He took her there on the floor, with swift, rough lust,` this is quality hokum, aided immeasurably by outrageously melodramatic characters and amusingly hard-bitten dialogue. Don't miss the miniseries."
Hot-blooded sex, hoodoo, and homicide in the Queen City (during the Roaring Twenties) are the savory ingredients of this turbulent potboiler concocted by The Romance Writer Otherwise Known as Penelope Williamson. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 1981

"At its best, dark and moving work."
Increasingly prolific with age, Robert Penn Warren—poet, novelist, gut-historian—here regards mortality with his familiar passionate eloquence, and a new ferocity. Read full book review >

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IN THE DEAD OF WINTER by Abbey Penn Baker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Recommended for readers who aren't sick of the centenary glut of Holmes pastiches, and even for those who are."
New Sherlockiana from an unexpected source: Faye Martin Tullis, the teaching assistant and amanuensis of Dr. Myrl Adler Norton, daughter of Godfrey Norton and Irene Adler, the woman in Holmes's life. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO! by Robert Penn Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1958

"Boys and girls with any appetite for historical information will endorse this."
This factual account of the Battle of the Alamo brings more vigorous personalities to life and effects more dramatic contrasts than many of its fictional competitors. Read full book review >