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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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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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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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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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 >

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A BASEBALL STORY by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An innocent, sweet and charming introduction to the national pastime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coach Mike says that baseball players always need to be ready, and Jordan is all set for the first game of the season. Read full book review >

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THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BIG DINOSAUR by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A toothy, toothsome tale—if stronger on wish-fulfillment than feasible bully-fooling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this pointed prehistoric episode, little Jackson, derisively dubbed a "tinysaur," defends a jar of jelly beans from a dino-bully. Read full book review >