Search Results: "Phil Ramone"


BOOK REVIEW

PHIL PICKLE by Kenny Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Real aspiring actors should be warned that it's not going to be that easy. Still, a feel-good story any way you slice it. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Most pickles just wait for their turns to be served with burgers and fries. Not Phil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"What it takes to make a hit record—and to handle success with grace, class and humor."
Portrait of the artist as a nice man. Read full book review >

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PHIL JACKSON by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"The book would have been more engaging as an oral history, weaving together stories and observations from Jackson's colleagues, teammates and friends. The narrative ends with the author no closer to validating his premise that Jackson's 'Zen thing' has been the key to his success."
Richmond (Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, 2010, etc.) examines how the legendary coach's search for spiritual truths may have served as the blueprint for his future coaching success. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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PHIL AND FREDDY'S HALLOWEEN by Annelle Rigsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"More trick than treat. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two amiable amphibians prepare to attend a Halloween party. Read full book review >

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I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE by Mickey Leigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Overlong but intermittently fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of punk's most unlikely icons."
The late Joey Ramone is feted with tough love in these cradle-to-grave memories from his kid brother Mickey Leigh (born Mitch Hyman). Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuehnert
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Lengthy scenes of Emily's mom hooking, drinking, shooting up and feeling empty make the obvious point that their lives are parallel, but the device neglects the principle that in the world of YA fiction, less is usually more. (Fiction. YA)"
Proud, headstrong and slutty, aspiring punk Emily Black longs to start her own band and find her mother, who disappeared when she was only four. Read full book review >

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THE BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"For those who appreciate speculative, experimental fiction, a mind-bending work inviting readers to ponder the nature of parable and the possibilities of language."
With an absurdist wit as playful as Monty Python's and a vision as dark as Samuel Beckett's, a post-modernist spins a provocative parable of political power and its abuses. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS, AS IT’S BEEN GIVEN by Richard Ramone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"Otherworldly figures provide substance to a tale that's too often dragged down by the mundane."
Debut author Ramone offers a novel about one businessman's struggle with faith. Read full book review >

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PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG by Marky Ramone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A workmanlike but illuminating book for fans of the Ramones and punk rock in general."
The last Ramone standing dishes on Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy, but the drummer is a lot more revealing about his own remarkable life outside the famously dysfunctional band. Read full book review >

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PUNK AVENUE by Phil Marcade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it."
A musician's memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted, before AIDS and heroin had the last laugh. Read full book review >