Search Results: "Sam Berman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRULY GREAT NOODLE by Sam Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2011

A heaping plateful of interactive, often gross-out effects nearly bury this rhymed gustatory episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable right."
An incisive look at the many issues surrounding the right to vote. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Diverting and often insightful, but ten minutes later you could be hungry for knowledge all over again."
The Astronomy columnist (Cosmic Adventure, 1998, etc.) invites readers to prowl their neighborhoods in search of everyday phenomena, then sit back and let him explain them—as well as the rest of the Universe. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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PERMISSION TO PARENT by Robin Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"While much of what Berman suggests can be found in other similarly intentioned books, the way she phrases her ideas is welcoming to parents and encourages them in all the best ways to grow into that important role."
How to set limits for your child in a balanced, supportive way. Read full book review >

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MAGIC IN THE MIRRORSTONE by Steve Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"First-rate fare for fantasy fans. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Led by Holly Black and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, 15 writers throw magical challenges at teenaged (mostly) characters in settings that range from exotic alternate realities to un-exotic high-school restrooms. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Based on interviews with adult men and women whose parents were divorced when they were children, this study by a free-lance journalist of the effects of divorce is heartfelt but unsatisfying. Read full book review >

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BLACKS AND JEWS by Paul Berman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A worthwhile addition to the reference shelf of volumes that debate contentious ethnic issues but proffer no solutions."
This angst-ridden compilation of essays reviews the last 30 years of intellectual cogitation about relations between blacks and Jews. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2006

"There's no room for comfort in Berman's critique: If he's right, we're doomed. Hope he's wrong, then, but by all means consider his provocative argument."
A resounding, if sometimes overwrought, indictment of all that is wrong with American culture, from arrogance to xenophobia and all points between. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2011

"A quick, smart and colorful biography of 'yon flaming orb.'"
Astronomy contributor Berman tenders an overview of the Sun's many qualities and associations mixed with solar encounters of the personal kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"The author's parents owned a business in Times Square in his youth, and he himself has taught at the nearby CUNY Graduate Center for 30 years, so it's particularly disappointing that he delivers so little historical detail and so much pedantry."
From cultural critic Berman (Adventures in Marxism, 1999, etc.), a windy critical essay on Times Square's past and present, focusing primarily on the films and plays that were set there. Read full book review >