Search Results: "Robert Greenfield"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"There's much sleaze to be found in these pages, but precious little about how the Stones forged their rock-'n'-roll art."
Decadence, death and, oh yeah, the making of the quintessential Stones album. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A flavorful, balanced piece of music-biz history."
Greenfield (A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties, 2009, etc.) delivers a compulsively readable, evenhanded biography of Atlantic Records' founder. Read full book review >

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AIN'T IT TIME WE SAID GOODBYE by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A book about one of the most interesting eras in the band's history, for those who have never read anything about the Rolling Stones or who need to read everything."
A rock journalist mines the same vein for the third time, parlaying his brief access to the Rolling Stones into a short book that reads more like an annotated magazine article. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"Though it often reads like an extended society gossip column, the narrative is studded with enough trivia and name-dropping to engage ex-hippies and other fans of '60s culture."
Journalist and screenwriter Greenfield (Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, 2006, etc.) pens a eulogy for the 1960s with his portrayal of the ascent and downfall of two upper-class wanderers. Read full book review >

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BEAR by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Essential for Deadheads but also an engaging cultural portrait for anyone interested in the era."
The high life and low times of the original Acid King. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY LEARY by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2006

"A thorough, sternly bemused biography."
The lurid, yet strangely naïve life of the Harvard psychologist and LSD guru. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1992

"Tremendous fun for rock fans and an affecting portrait of an extraordinary man. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fascinating story of the rock impresario, who led many lives to the fullest. Read full book review >

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ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART by Burt Bacharach
Released: May 7, 2013

"Illuminating and gritty, though Bacharach's remarks are occasionally self-serving."
Reminiscences of a master songwriter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From H.G. Wells to Alvin Toffler to Francis Fukuyama, writers who predict the future based on a snapshot of the present have a mediocre success rate. Readers will appreciate Greenfield's description of brain development and function but should allow a few decades to pass before agreeing that dramatic changes in computer technology will mark the end of life as we know it."
A neuroscientist skillfully explains how our unique identity and consciousness develop from the "biochemical banality" of our physical brain, and then strains to reveal how today's dazzlingly intrusive technology may change it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Well researched and thought through—an interesting, plausible exercise in pop history that doesn't take itself too seriously."
What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had been off by a hair on Nov. 22, 1963? Read full book review >

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A Change of Consciousness by Rand Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A lighthearted, appealing journey through America from the '60s to the present day."
Greenfield's debut memoir traverses his own memories, from his cultural awakening during the hippie movement of the 1960s to the many places it led him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"How we decide is no small matter, as our choices, public and private, nearly always affect lives beyond our own. Greenfield aims to make us more mindful of this fact—a worthwhile goal, if unevenly executed."
Face it: Your decision about whether to read this book rests on factors too numerous to catalog and too unconscious to understand. Read full book review >