Search Results: "Sandol Stoddard"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ARE ROSES FOR? by Sandol Stoddard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The words and pictures will enchant toddlers, while the ideas will give older children much to contemplate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another successful effort from Stoddard and Chwast, who collaborated on I Like You (1965). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1994

"Harmless and, to the totally inert, perhaps inspiring."
Lifestyle expert of McCall's magazine and prolific author of low-calorie self-help (Daring to Be Yourself, 1990, etc.), Stoddard offers her personal reflections on turning 50, revealing how she met the conflicting demands of a beautiful home, family, and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAZZ ON THE BARBARY COAST by Tom Stoddard
Released: July 15, 1998

"As a collection of evocative anecdotes, an often pleasant read, but as music history, this is at best tantalizingly suggestive but hardly informative. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
Originally published in a limited edition in England in 1982, this is an interesting history of early jazz in San Francisco, written by a buff whose previous book was a well-regarded biography of New Orleans jazz pioneer Pops Foster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1994

"Tea may soothe, but Stoddard will drive you crazy with her self-conscious, precious drivel. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Stoddard (Creating a Beautiful Home, not reviewed) makes some amazing claims about the healing powers of tea in this overwrought little book that focuses less on cooking than on personal memoir, entertaining hints, and egregiously inane aphorisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"This odyssey of luck is often charmingly relayed. However, by the time the formerly mousy Brit finds himself in California shooting a pilot for VH1 and sleeping with teenagers, it all loses its luster."
Undereducated, undernourished, underemployed git from Essex shows up in Manhattan and falls into job as sex columnist for hot website. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARING TO BE YOURSELF by Alexandra Stoddard
Released: Nov. 13, 1990

How your home, party-giving, wardrobe, work, travel, leisure activities, and gift-giving can express your personal style—here defined as what "makes you feel comfortable, what brings you delight." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"This book gives teachers and parents strong talking points when approaching boards, politicians, and government agencies with appeals for changes in public schools."
An educator argues for an investment in a new kind of public school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 2013

"An annoying tone of self-congratulation pervades this disappointing collection of commonplace adages."
In yet another guide to enjoying the good life, Stoddard (Things Good Mothers Know, 2009, etc.) offers advice on how to grow old gracefully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 11, 2006

"A warm portrait of motherhood and the struggles of being a single parent."
From a working single mother, a colorful account of the struggles and triumphs of raising her son while maintaining her sanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 18, 2012

"Loads of good, dirty fun."
Everything—and everyone—seems to be for sale in these riotous biographical sketches of famous and infamous prostitutes. Read full book review >