Search Results: "Richard Kirshenbaum"


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MADBOY by Richard Kirshenbaum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A shimmering piece of work, in which the flash illuminates the creative act."
Kirshenbaum submits a vibrant, educational look at his days as creative director of his New York City advertising company. Read full book review >

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ISN'T THAT RICH? by Richard Kirshenbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2015

"A witty, eye-opening collection."
A New York City-based advertising executive candidly reflects on the tastes, habits, and lifestyles of his superrich Upper East Side acquaintances and their friends. Read full book review >

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A DISTURBANCE IN ONE PLACE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Juicy sexual history, but mysteriously un-nourishing."
Set in New York, like its frivolous predecessor On Mermaid Avenue (1993), Kirshenbaum's second novel takes a semiserious look at adultery. ``I have broken seven of the Ten Commandments,'' the nameless heroine tells us, adding, ``Guilt does not prey on me. Read full book review >

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THE SCENIC ROUTE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Lovely prose and quirky observations carry Kirshenbaum's seventh novel (An Almost Perfect Moment, 2004, etc.)."
Kirshenbaum's distinctive voice transforms a lightly plotted novel into an enchanting, tangent-strewn meditation on memory, love and luck. Read full book review >

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HESTER AMONG THE RUINS by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

The story of two lovers whose lives are profoundly shaken by echoes of the Holocaust: a German medievalist and the woman who, while writing his biography, falls in love with him. Read full book review >

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HISTORY ON A PERSONAL NOTE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1995

"The kind of narrowly focused writing that declares sophistication but, in its way, is as parochial as any."
A second collection from Kirschenbaum (after Married Life, 1990): l6 stories, some of which have previously appeared in magazines like Outerbridge and the Indiana Review, that self- consciously chronicle female city-sophisticates' quests for identity and meaning. Read full book review >

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AN ALMOST PERFECT MOMENT by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Funny and a little grotesque—but pure New York."
If the mother of Jesus was Jewish, then why can't Valentine Kessler be a Madonna? Read full book review >

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ON MERMAID AVENUE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1993

"Frivolous fiction, East Village-style."
Two young women meet in college, pal around in N.Y.C, and sleep with a lot of guys—in this very slight, fey, sentimental imitation of Tama Janowitz and/or Anita Loos: a first adult novel by the author of Short Subject (a 1989 YA book) and the story collection Married Life and Other True Adventures (1990). Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOE IS BEST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This lighthearted take on youthful determination and the value of continued effort successfully avoids undue complexity, allowing both message and story to reach their emergent-reader audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Veteran Torrey joins the stable of author-illustrators contributing to the I Like to Read picture-book series, crafting a family tale of persistence and confidence that serves as a timely lesson in a text explicitly aimed at the youngest budding readers. Read full book review >