Search Results: "R. Seth Friedman"


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THE FACTSHEET FIVE ZINE READER by R. Seth Friedman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1997

"There's also much that's flimsy and obsessive, but that, probably, is part of Friedman's point: Zines aren't so much about creating alternative outlets for fine writing as they are about the simple, essential need to communicate. (75 b&w photos and line drawings)"
A useful introduction to, and anthology of, the rude, antic, crowded new world of fanzines (``zines,'' for short), featuring both a terse, informed overview of the field—Friedman, the editor/publisher of Factsheet Five, a zine that reviews other zines, estimates that he has read some 50,000 zines in the past decade. Read full book review >

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WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A limitless world squeezed through a limited scope. Disappointing."
An anemic travelogue from a Slate contributor. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHING THE SUPER IDEAVIRUS by Seth Godin
Released: June 25, 2010

"Maybe not for everyone, but Godin fans and hipster marketers will want to buy it just to see the guru of smooth in action."
An update of a wildly popular e-book from a media and marketing guru. Read full book review >

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THE BONES by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2005

"An often hilarious kitchen sink of a debut, one more example of a satire providing new examples left and right of the excesses it thinks it's condemning."
Comedy is not pretty for either writers or performers in playwright/television writer Greeland's exuberant, massively untidy first novel. Read full book review >

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PEPPINO by Seth Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"A fast-moving historical tale of religious and class conflicts, told with a personal touch."
Loosely based on true events from the author's ancestry, this historical novel tells the tale of Peppino, an upper-class troublemaker in a small Italian village who resents the restrictions of his highborn status and longs to fight for the common people. Read full book review >

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THE MATCH GIRL AND THE HEIRESS by Seth Koven
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"The real story here is the idealistic work of Muriel, Doris and Nellie as they fought for universal justice and economic equality. Koven demonstrates how these women changed the world's attitude toward the poor."
Muriel Lester (1885-1968) was one of the best-known faces of the 20th century's global peace movement. Koven (History/Rutgers Univ.; Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London, 2004) explains her strong connection to London's East End through her friend, orphan Nellie Dowell.Read full book review >

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WOODEN by Seth Davis
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Wooden has long stood as a giant in the world of college sports. In revealing the real man behind the legend, Davis has done honor to the legacy of a true gentleman."
A comprehensive and crisply written biography of a legendary coach. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE by Seth Kantner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"A majestic, frozen backdrop beautifully thawed by human life."
Inspiring stories of an upbringing in the frosty wilderness. Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Not much consideration of the broader implications here, but this chronicle of Cunningham's deliberate duplicity certainly has the power to shock."
Former Associated Press reporter Hettena dissects one of the decade's most notorious political scandals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >