Search Results: "Sandra Tsing Loh"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Like a long dinner date with that melodramatic, motor-mouthed best friend you can't imagine life without."
Outspoken writer/performer Loh tells all about being an industrious minivan-driving mom during a particularly brutal midlife crisis: "the year I exploded into flames." Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW by Sandra Tsing Loh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"If some of Loh's comic references are a bit shopworn (corporate promotional parties, showbiz talk), that doesn't mean they aren't dead-on funny and true."
The author's patented sly under-30 humor renders her first novel a triumphant addition to a canon that already includes an essay collection, Depth Takes a Holiday (1996), and her much-feted one-woman show, ``Aliens in America.'' If Bronwyn Peters is such a good young liberal, listening to NPR, giving money to good causes and stalwartly maintaining a bohemian lifestyle in the wasteland of Tujunga, a tract-house suburb not far from L.A., how come so many bad things keep happening to her? Read full book review >

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THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO by Sandra Tsing Loh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"A funny, frank and hopeful memoir of middle age."
A writer and syndicated radio host's no-holds-barred account of how she survived the rigors of midlife crisis and menopause. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Though her quest for cleverness is occasionally relentless, Tsing Loh is a sharp, earthy observer of an eccentric world."
Humorous anthropology: a collection of Tsing Loh's columns about Southern California in the '90s, reprinted from L.A.'s hip Buzz magazine. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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BREAKING THE TONGUE by Vyvyane Loh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"One of the most ambitious and accomplished debut novels in recent memory."
A Chinese family's divided loyalties are tested in the crucible of war in this dramatic first novel, set in Singapore during WWII, on the eve of the Japanese invasion and occupation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Serious readers will delight in these pages."
An unusually rewarding meditation on how a wild mushroom can help us see the world's ruined condition after the advent of modern capitalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Current alarm over U.S. student global rankings will help give this persuasive book the consideration it deserves."
An intriguing look at parenting paradigms in countries where children are deemed to be the best adjusted. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"With its academic tone and spirited, convincing vision, revolutionary new insights can be gleaned from this book on how to approach life's multifarious situations with both heart and head."
A popular college instructor explains how ancient Chinese thought can be applied to everyday life. Read full book review >