Search Results: "Philip Goldberg"


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THIS IS NEXT YEAR by Philip Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

Time was, the National League Dodgers team belonged to Brooklyn and Brooklyn belonged to ``the Bums.'' First-novelist Goldberg here takes a super-sentimental journey back to 1955, the last glory days of Ebbets Field, and builds a chummy family sitcom around game high points—and low. Read full book review >

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THE BEST THAT I CAN BE by Rafer Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"Never an ego-driven man, Johnson is perhaps the most undervalued, underpublicized sports hero in recent memory. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A diverting autobiography by the 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, told with equal parts grace, humility, and candor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"For budding mahatmas, a worthy and vigorous introduction, though less well-written than its closest Buddhist counterpart, Rick Fields's How the Swans Came to the Lake (1981)."
Of gurus, maharajas, swamis and the other practitioners who have come to American shores bringing "India's leading export"—Hinduism, that is. Read full book review >

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PETER SQUARED by Ken Goldberg
Released: July 23, 2012

"By turns comic and tragic, readers must form their own opinions about what truly constitutes sanity in an insane world."
Clinical psychologist Goldberg's first novel explores the twin concepts of outsider status and insanity, with a mathematical twist. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Cool, brittle, but interesting vignettes containing echoes of Grace Paley's warmer, more full-bodied world."
If certain story collections resemble novels without connective tissue, this debut volume (parts of which appeared in Ploughshares and the Massachusetts Review) reads like autobiography torn apart and reconstructed by a sharp, active wit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Goldberg's erudite passion deserves the ear of the masses."
An eloquent, brave call to Jewish covenantal fidelitybut a jeremiad that may go as unheeded as that of the prophet himself. Read full book review >

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LIVING DEAD GIRL by Tod Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"As in the film A Beautiful Mind, our deepening awareness of the hero's madness is the main plot. But Paul is not Russell Crowe, and our ties with him weaken the more we learn. Still, strong stuff as the world wavers."
Goldberg rises above the sleazy glamour of his well-received debut (Fake Liar Cheat, 2000) and takes a far deeper cut into his material. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

An original and invigorating contribution to our thinking on why certain people become cruel and violent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A partisan but entertaining historical analysis."
Fascism isn't a right-wing phenomenon at all, argues National Review editor-at-large Goldberg in this lively polemic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"If you think that Christianity is the new Communism, then this is the book for you."
American democracy and the Enlightenment itself are menaced by would-be theocrats and their Republican operatives, contends Salon.com reporter Goldberg. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Monk's antic neurosis may be cute on television, but on the page, it's just silly."
Television's most obsessive-compulsive investigator (Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, 2007, etc.) de-compensates when his psychiatrist goes to a conference overseas. Read full book review >

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THE FALSE FRIEND by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Complex, compelling characters who defy pigeonholing override Goldberg's tendency to map out the plot too neatly."
Picking up the current concerns about bullying and "mean girls," Goldberg (Wickett's Remedy, 2005, etc.) follows a young woman tracking down a guilty memory from her childhood. Read full book review >