Search Results: "Rich Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

RICH by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young readers will wish they had a friend like Dyamonde. (Fiction. 6-9)"
"Dyamonde liked to know everything, and she'd made up her mind that she was going to get to know Damaris Dancer." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The American ``occupation'' of Britain during WW II—the phrase is George Orwell's—could have been a disaster but, in the event, was almost a triumph. Read full book review >

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RICH DECEIVER by Gillian White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

Like satirist Fay Weldon, first-novelist White deals with what Weldon's booster quote here refers to as ``domestic infamy'': here, in a tale of an ego-squashed little wife in search of her husband's love, who—after some bizarre plotting and precipitous pratfalls- -emerges fulfilled, fat, and free-standing. Read full book review >

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RICH KIDS by Robert Westbrook
Released: May 1, 1992

"In all: an untaxing spin through Hollywood unhappiness."
Westbrook (Lady Left, The Left-Handed Policeman), son of the late Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, returns with a lurid family portrait and murder mystery, set in the moneyed world in which he grew up (the same world we glimpse in half-sister Wendy Fairey's nonfictional One of the Family, p. 228). Read full book review >

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SIMPLY RICH by Rich DeVos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amway's legion of employees will reap the most benefits from this prideful, well-intentioned memoir."
Business wisdom from a seasoned professional who built a billion-dollar company from the ground up. Read full book review >

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FILTHY RICH  by Raine Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"More steamy than dreamy. Do yourself a favor and skip to the good parts."
Brooke Casterley is barely holding it together, working two jobs and caring for her aging grandmother. Caleb Blackstone, on the other hand, has everything he could want—money, women, and power. Why does all his success feel so hollow? Could it be that Brooke is what his life is missing? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"If nondenominational readers can overlook the author's sometimes heavy-handed preaching, they will find lots of positive, heartfelt encouragement."
The "godfather of Hip-Hop" shares the secrets to cultivating a bountiful, carefree life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH AGAIN by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Plot-packed silliness filled with laughable baddies whose deaths are only slightly mourned by the reader. No wonder Maxted published this nonsense under a pseudonym in Britain."
Maxted abandons her usually thoughtful version of chick lit (A Tale of Two Sisters, 2006, etc.) for a train-wreck of a soap opera. Read full book review >

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TOO RICH by Pony Duke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Coarse and clichÇd biography of another poor little rich girl, whose passions were orchids, animals, jazz, and sex, not necessarily in that order. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Poor Doris—to have a biographer who begins his narrative, ``I never loved my godmother, Doris Duke. Read full book review >

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RICH REWARDS by Alice Adams
Released: Sept. 10, 1980

"Painless—but the thinnest work yet from an initially alluring, superficially polished, increasingly banal and repetitive writer."
Here, more than ever, Adams (Listening to Billie, Beautiful Girl) seems to be dressing up women's-magazine fiction as serious literary work—with some style but little real authority. Read full book review >

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RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2010

"Pomerantz's tale could use a car chase or an explosion, something to relieve its earnestness. The proceedings lack the pointed humor of a Joshua Then and Now or the pointed ironies of a Gatsby, but the tale is competent and readable all the same."
A pleasant if insubstantial rags-to-yuppiedom saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 1993

"Wolfe makes like Robin Leach in a skirt here, with breathless prose and far more fluff than substance. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Gossipy saga of the Wyatt/Sak0owitz clans, whose power-plays and peccadilloes have titillated tabloid readers both in their native Texas and, more recently, across the globe. Read full book review >