Search Results: "Roger Rosenblatt"


BOOK REVIEW

LAPHAM RISING by Roger Rosenblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2006

"Great stuff."
An island-dwelling recluse launches countermeasures against his boorish, McMansion-building neighbor. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LOVE by Roger Rosenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"When you hear it, you know."
An improvisational, personal meditation on the subject of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

Life's editor-at-large Rosenblatt (Children of War, 1983) calls for a cease-fire in America's battle over abortion, brilliantly drawing up a resolution that tolerates this ``imponderable, agonizing and fundamentally ambiguous element in our national life.'' Rosenblatt argues that our politicized pro-choice/pro-life schism came about because of Roe v. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE WATER by Roger Rosenblatt
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"In these acute observations and provocative stories, Rosenblatt proves himself one of America's finest and most needed commentators."
A broad collection of pieces by the MacNeil/Lehrer commentator and author of Life Itself (1992) and Children of War (1983). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 1997

"Not only perceptive, it's also one of the more entertaining memoirs of the era. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Rosenblatt, a contributing editor at Time and essayist on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, unhappily recalls the turmoil that ``exposed an entire generational rift and touched upon antagonisms that have not been mended to this day.'' Months of verbal hostilities were set off by the violent (by Harvard standards) takeover of a campus building in an antiwar protest by SDS members and their allies, which was followed by the police overreaction, administrative hand-wringing, and widespread rejection of personal responsibility that those who lived through the era will recall as the usual sequence of events. Read full book review >

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MAKING TOAST by Roger Rosenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Through the glass of the author's transparent style we see all the sharp and soft contours of grief."
A father grieves over the stunning loss of his 38-year-old daughter, who died in 2007 of a rare, undetected heart condition while exercising at home. Read full book review >

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BEET by Roger Rosenblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"With a lighter touch Rosenblatt might have produced a successful wry comedy."
A businessman almost destroys a liberal-arts college in this scattershot satire from essayist/commentator Rosenblatt (Lapham Rising, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOY DETECTIVE by Roger Rosenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Parts of this will resonate deeply with certain readers, while others may wonder about the point of it all."
A memoir that proceeds by stealth and cunning, rewarding patient readers with some fine writing and provocative insights, though the short vignettes generate little narrative momentum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Good stuff, this, offering fuel for an environmentalist's fire, and likely to give marketing specialists a headache."
A learned assault on the present global addiction to things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS MURPHY by Roger Rosenblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A colorful man nears his demise with a bit o' philosophizing and a song."
An elderly poet delivers a chatty, comic monologue on sex, death, life, and getting the girl. Read full book review >

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LOST BOYS by Darcey Rosenblatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Reza's story is compelling, but the simplistic depiction of secondary characters as good Muslims and bad Muslims turns a complicated historical subject into a setting that reinforces stereotypes many Westerners hold. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In Rosenblatt's ambitious debut novel, Reza, a 12-year-old Iranian boy, clings to friendship and his love of music as the Iran-Iraq War tears his world apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2005

"If you like Anita Diamant and Vanessa Ochs, you may be tempted to pick up this book. But don't—it'll disappoint you."
A ho-hum investigation of the Bible's leading ladies. Read full book review >