Search Results: "Robert Gallo"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 1991

"A fascinating look at how science is done in the late-20th century, and much-needed straight talk about AIDS. (Photographs- not seen.)"
Virus hunting-as described here by Gallo, chief of the Tumor Cell Biology Lab at the National Institutes of Health-is no lonely ivory-tower occupation, but a rough-and-tumble mix of collegiality, collaboration, and competitiveness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMED AND DANGEROUS by Gina Gallo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An utterly credible picture of what a big-city cop's life is really like and of how being a cop affects thinking, beliefs, and behavior."
All the ugliness, danger, and misery of life as a big-city cop, told with perception, humor, and apparently without fear of reprisals by a 16-year veteran on the Chicago police force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Whether or not you buy into this version of the Gallo story, it's a family saga with all the makings of a television miniseries: adversity, intrigue, tragedy, manipulation, greed, and a slick presentation. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Though the Gallos' wines might repulse you and their reputation give you the willies, their autobiography is worth a look, if only to get another side of the picture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESTINATION UNEXPECTED by Donald R. Gallo
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"These offerings may well inspire readers to look at their own journeys and find something new about themselves. (Short stories. YA)"
"The journey need not be long, nor the destination exotic. It can be as simple as a walk around the block where you see something you never noticed before." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Uniformly engrossing. (Anthology. 12-15)"
Sufferers of phobophobia (fear of phobias) may want to avoid this solid collection of humorous, eerie, sad short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This is still an honest, sturdy collection; it poses complicated questions and allows readers to search for the answers in some very good company. (Short stories. 11-14)"
A collection of stories grouped under headings like ``It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time'' and ``What Do I Do Now?'' with situations teens will certainly recognize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Let's hope teens hang on till they get to them. (Fiction. YA)"
Gallo sets the stage—explaining the rationale for the book and presenting a short biographical sketch of the author after each story—for this well-meaning, uneven anthology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME OF LITTLE FAITH by Lewis Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A can't-miss comedic performer delivers a mediocre book."
The comedian's twisted views on spirituality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FRINGE by Donald R. Gallo
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Potent, disturbing, and heartrending. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the hopes of providing a "greater understanding and tolerance of others," editor Gallo has put together a collection of 11 stories by distinguished writers about kids on the outside, the ones referred to at school as "weirdos, geeks, nerds, freaks, faggots and worse." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ULTIMATE SPORTS by Donald R. Gallo
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In this collection, everyone's a contender. (Short stories. 12+)"
A collection of 16 original short stories centered on the theme of sports, with contributions by some top writers for YAs: Chris Crutcher, Will Weaver, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Harry and Norma Fox Mazer, Robert Lipsyte, Chris Lynch, etc. Gallo (Join In, 1993, etc.) explains in the introduction that he hoped for stories ``about believable teenagers involved in challenging activities that . . . show their emotional as well as their physical conflicts.'' He got what he asked for and there isn't a dud in the bunch. Read full book review >