Search Results: "Sam Tannen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY BÒ by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2012

"For some readers, the shortcomings won't matter. Lear's writing is still a delight, and whatever vehicle it arrives in doesn't diminish the strength of it much at all. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
A mismatch of adaptation style to source, this cartoon version of Lear's nonsense poem about lost love on a beach fails to live up to the wildly inventive wordplay of the text. Read full book review >

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EASY KEEPER by Mary Tannen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Pleasant but not memorable."
Literature ``lite'' from Tannen (Second Sight, 1988; After Roy, 1989), who writes stylishly about the angst of the superficially substantial in the kind of western setting easterners like to think authentic. Read full book review >

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LOVING EDITH by Mary Tannen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1995

"A great summer read."
Tannen (Easy Keeper, 1992, etc.) spins an engaging love story set in a Manhattan as mischievously bewitching and erotic as any Athenian wood. Read full book review >

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GENDER AND DISCOURSE by Deborah Tannen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"This may offer intrepid Tannen fans or academicians worthy bits of information and insight, but general readers are likely to find little reward in this dense tome."
In attempt to defend and expand upon her theories of miscommunication between men and women, sociolinguist Tannen provides the scholarly underpinnings of her 1990 bestseller, You Just Don't Understand. Read full book review >

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I LOVED LUCY by Lee Tannen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Entertaining and well-written, a worthwhile read for Ball's fans who can stomach the sorrows she endured after her heyday. Those more intent on family drama and dirt on Desi should check out the more sensational accounts of Kathleen Bradley and Tom Gilbert."
A dismal glimpse of a legendary comedienne's reclusive retirement, told in a series of engaging anecdotes by a fawning confidant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Perhaps our polemical society is too far gone in fetishizing the often harsh culture of American capitalist individualism for such rhetorical nostrums to have much effect."
Tannen, who has gained celebrity for analyzing male/female verbal exchanges, moves into a broader realm in this often interesting but sometimes vague book. Read full book review >

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JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >

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OTTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"What adventure will Otter have next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter is back, and she knows some "people who aren't as clever as they could be," so it's off to school. Read full book review >

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THINGS TO DO WITH DAD by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With some imagination, even chores can be fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A to-do list sure can be a drag. Read full book review >