Search Results: "Richard Polsky"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Insightful, exciting art-world memoir."
A fun insider's look at the excesses and intrigue of the contemporary art market. Read full book review >

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BONEHEADS by Richard Polsky
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"Both a briskly guided tour of a fading industry and a vibrant example of self-discovery."
A successful art enthusiast finds his true calling in the quest for dinosaur remains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Clear, concise and energized by the author's fiery passion for his subject."
The author of I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) (2009) returns with a paean to the prophets who saw profits in genres of art that were then outside the mainstream. Read full book review >

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I BOUGHT ANDY WARHOL by Richard Polsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Sound advice, together with a plethora of wry anecdotes on the subject of acquiring a work of contemporary art, brings the ethereal down to earth without dragging it through the mud."
Often biting, always amusing behind-the-scenes glimpse of the heady world of art collecting. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW I FIND HER by Sara Polsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Perceptive and sincere. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl attempts to separate her life from that of her bipolar mother in this introspective debut. Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is, and doesn't. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
``Politics ought to be fun—after baseball it's our next favorite pastime,'' says Texas Gov. Read full book review >

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NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >

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POCKET PIGGIES OPPOSITES! by Richard Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Cute but nothing more. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Itty-bitty piggies demonstrate opposites. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST TERRIBLE PLAYDATE by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A mostly delightful look at the importance of compromise among friends. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy and a girl with different ideas of imaginative play find middle ground. Read full book review >

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GROWING PEACE by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A welcome addition to children's nonfiction from a master photojournalist. (author's note, glossary, sources) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Large, full-color photographs accompany the true story of one man's efforts to bring together people of three religions by helping them create a Fair Trade-certified coffee-selling cooperative. Read full book review >