Search Results: "Philip Lerman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"If you've seen Walsh's show, you've already read the book. Still, fans of true-crime writing and students of television will find it of interest."
Grim tales of crime and punishment from a pioneer of reality TV. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A tender tribute to Edith and her will to do things her way."
The true story of how two adversaries became good friends. Read full book review >

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BIG DADDY'S RULES by Steve Schirripa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Schirripa's rough-and-resilient child-rearing practices will not appeal to everyone but may raise a laugh or two from other wiseguys."
An actor's thoughts on raising daughters. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF NEWFIES by Rhoda Lerman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Though much of the book is overly subjective and intensely speculative, it should be of interest to Newfie lovers and devoted breeders; otherwise of limited appeal."
A highly romanticized account of life with six jumbo-size Newfoundland dogs and a litter of newborn Newfie pups, as told by longtime novelist Lerman (Animal Acts, 1994; God's Ear, 1989; etc.). ``This is a book about the dogs who look steadfastly into my eyes and move their lips in vowel shapes, speaking to me as I speak to them, because they want to be like me, because their life's work is not to be dog, but to be human,'' says Lerman on the opening page. Read full book review >

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MY FAT DAD by Dawn Lerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Laced with love, family dramas, recipes, and the pangs of growing up, Lerman's memoir is a satisfying treat."
Nutrition expert and New York TimesWell Blog contributor Lerman pens an intimate memoir about the intersections of intense family relationships and food, dieting, and healthy eating.Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ACTS by Rhoda Lerman
Released: May 1, 1994

"A little didactic when Lerman talks about men and women as different species, but not enough to weigh down this otherwise effortlessly profound tale."
Put this in the ``We haven't seen this topic before'' category: A woman finds herself only after she leaves her husband and her lover for a gorilla. Read full book review >

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RADIOMEN by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"Without a streamlined plot to push it along, Lerman's novel feels torn between relishing the fun of its more outlandish components and clutching at an adult refusal of wonder."
Combining curiously disparate elements including radios, dogs, aliens and a religious cult, poet Lerman (Strange Life, 2014, etc.) pulls together a novel about a woman rediscovering how to find interest in her own life.Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF METEORS by Eleanor Lerman
Released: July 15, 2001

"An amusing and wise collection—and a welcome return."
Most readers will be unfamiliar with Lerman's poems—over 25 years have passed since her last collection was published—but this volume promises to win over many new fans and gratify older ones. Read full book review >

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STRANGE LIFE by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A bold but often nebulous collection that's not too interested in the specifics."
The mundane staples of modern life take on startling new meaning in Lerman's (The Sensual World Re-remerges, 2010, etc.) inventive, ruminative book of poems. Read full book review >

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THE STARGAZER'S EMBASSY by Eleanor Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unfortunately muffled novel about coming to terms, on various levels, with one's place in the universe."
A novel that combines the looming shadow of an unhappy mother-daughter relationship with breathless accounts of alien abduction. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF BIRDS by Joshua Lerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2014

"A tragic but ultimately uplifting tale of one woman battling personal demons."
A contemporary debut novel about a woman's journey through mental illness. Read full book review >