Search Results: "Phillip Berman"


BOOK REVIEW

BRENDA BERMAN, WEDDING EXPERT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Brenda's endeavors to reconcile her hopes with reality tell a tale of acceptance that will help young readers struggling with their own life transitions. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When her Uncle Harry becomes engaged, Brenda reluctantly adjusts to the concept of a new aunt and cousin. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 1999

"A PBS tie-in will air in the fall of 1999. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Goodall (Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe, 1990, etc.), with the help of religious scholar Berman, sets down the spiritual and ethical lights that serve as guides in her rather extraordinary life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2003

"There's less to this story than meets the eye."
Texas newsman McVicker unconvincingly attempts to paint con man and prison escape artist Steven Russell as an engaging rogue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

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PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISDIRECTED by Ali Berman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A sermon with too little to say. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The new kid at school comes into conflict with the administration's faith-based agenda. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers who tolerate Berman's frequent pauses to quote praise from letters, speeches and articles, as well as tributes during award, change-of-command, retirement and funeral ceremonies, will agree that he makes a good case that Zumwalt was an outstanding naval leader."
Admiring biography of Elmo Russell Zumwalt (1920-2000), who transformed the U.S. Navy and went on to an equally commendable career after retirement. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING OUT by Steve Berman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"LGBTQ teens do need to see themselves represented positively; it's a shame more of them won't here. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
A mixed bag of stories about LGBTQ teens with a few serious omissions and misrepresentations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 25 GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME by Len Berman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"The awesome feats of Ruth, Mantle, the Gibsons Bob and Josh, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb and the rest are always worth a recap—but this one's strictly minor league. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In no particular order and using no set criteria for his selections, veteran sportscaster Berman pays tribute to an arbitrary gallery of baseball stars—all familiar names and, except for the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, retired from play for decades. Read full book review >