Search Results: "Phil Rosenzweig"


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LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT STUFF by Phil Rosenzweig
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"The audience for this long-winded but well-meaning memoir will consist of TV-biz nerds and Cagney & Lacey devotees."
A memoir for hardcore fans of Cagney & Lacey, penned by its former producer. Read full book review >

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THE BUBBLE WRAP BOY by Phil Earle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"As much as Charlie would hate hearing it, good things do come in small packages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Han, aka "Tiny Charlie," aka "the Chinese midget," is used to being bully bait, the lethal combination of his oddly small stature and klutziness making him a shoe-in for the worst junior high has to offer. Read full book review >

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PRAISE OF MOTHERHOOD by Phil Jourdan
Released: May 16, 2012

"A heartfelt story that tackles grief through an honest, powerful lens."
Jourdan's background as a musician and translator comes through in a gripping debut memoir about his mother. Read full book review >

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PRETTY VACANT by Phil Strongman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sex Pistols fans will appreciate this one, but those looking for a comprehensive history of the era and its sounds should look elsewhere."
Music journalist Strongman (Metal Box: Stories from John Lydon's Public Image Limited, 2007, etc.) recasts the history of British punk as the story of two bands and a bunch of also-rans. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN BLUES by Phil Pastras
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2001

"A well-written contribution to jazz history, and fine tribute to Morton's life and work."
A smart and engaging exploration of an inventive jazzman's lost years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Old-time basketball fans will enjoy remembering Pistol Pete, and young fans will be introduced to the player who left such a mark on the sport at a time when showmanship on the hardwood was not the norm. (16 pages b&w photos)"
An informative biography of the legendary basketball player who died suddenly in 1988 at the age of 40 because of a congenital heart defect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Valuable and ready for immediate use."
In this bright, informative debut, McKinney, chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, writes that anyone can become an "idea person," given the right approach and a willingness to work hard. Read full book review >

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JIMI & ISAAC 3A: THE MARS MISSION by Phil Rink
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2010

"A lively narrative that ably combines rocket science, humor, and relatable characters."
In this continuation of a middle-grade series, a middle schooler weathers setbacks and self-doubt in his quest to build a working Mars probe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A fascinating meditation on delusion and desire, this is an American tale."
Thomas Pynchon meets Hunter S. Thompson (stylistically) in a novelistic account of the US government's secret air base known as "Area 51." Read full book review >

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THE SMILE OF A GHOST by Phil Rickman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A paean to Welsh border history and its spirits that will undoubtedly put Ludlow Castle on many to-see lists. Nor is Rickman (The Prayer of the Night Shepherd, 2004, etc.) any slouch when it comes to contemporary church politics, Internet chat rooms or village rumor mills."
Rap twice if you believe in ghosts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Fine folklore, nicely balanced between information and fun."
The origins of American cultural artifacts and how they became what they are today, told with zest by Patton (Open Road: A Celebration of the American Highway, 1986). Read full book review >