Search Results: "Sari Botton"


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GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by Sari Botton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Variations on a theme with too little variation; Joan Didion said it all and more memorably."
Twenty-seven female authors on their breakups with the Big Apple. Read full book review >

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NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE by Sari Botton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasantly diverting love letter to the iconic city."
Recollections of life, love and subway rides. Read full book review >

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WATERMARK by Sari Sikstrom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2014

"A lush, atmospheric novel that combines literary detective work, romance and international flair."
In this debut novel, a forensic librarian uncovers letters that lead to an explanation for her father's absence. Read full book review >

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GIRL THROUGH GLASS by Sari Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"This portrayal of a ballerina's transformation and sacrifice burns with the beauty of fire: it's powerful, it's destructive, and it dares you to try and look away."
Wilson's debut novel weaves together the past and present of one dancer's life: first, as a young girl in 1970s New York forgoing her childhood to become an elite ballerina, and then as an adult trying to rebuild her life in the wake of her accumulated sacrifices. Read full book review >

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THE PLEASURES AND SORROWS OF WORK by Alain de Botton
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A luminous photo-essay from a consistently fresh and noble writer."
Novelist/essayist de Botton (The Architecture of Happiness, 2006, etc.) turns his inquisitive eye to the business of work. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS by Alain de Botton
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"How does news shape our thoughts and lives? That's a significant question, but de Botton's musings fall short of a serious response."
Philosophical gadfly de Botton (How to Think More About Sex, 2012, etc.) has ruminated, delightfully and often incisively, on the meaning of status, architecture, travel, Proust, sex, work, religion and love. Now he turns his attention to the news industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A well-reported, well-written chronicle of a botched criminal investigation and its disturbing aftermath."
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for the Washington Post document what went wrong during the investigation of the high-profile Chandra Levy case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2007

"A humane, responsible entry in a discourse marked by irresponsible inhumanity."
"This is not an ordinary place you can map out with a surveyor's rod." So, in this engaging memoir, notes Palestinian intellectual, politician and peace activist Nusseibeh of his lost homeland. Read full book review >

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KISS AND TELL by Alain de Botton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1996

"Having stuck with this one-joke plot that is, like its narrator, amusing and tedious by turns, readers will understand her fond impatience all too well."
A young, self-centered British swain vows to get to know the next woman he meets better than she knows herself, in de Botton's self-consciously coy follow-up to On Love (1993) and The Romantic Movement (1995). ``It took me a long time to . . . understand how someone could have been so un-self-aware and at the same time so self-obsessed,'' reads the narrator's most recent Dear John letter. ``You said you loved me, but a narcissist can't love anyone but himself.'' Miffed by the accusation, de Botton's intellectual hero determines not just to pay more attention to the next woman he meets but to immerse himself in her life as assiduously as a biographer studies his subject. Read full book review >

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STATUS ANXIETY by Alain de Botton
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An intelligent breath of fresh air, sans the usual ax-grinding."
A novelist (Kiss and Tell, 1996, etc.) with a flair for gleaning self-help from across the ages (The Consolations of Philosophy, 2000) cleverly deconstructs and demystifies that sinking feeling of material inferiority. Read full book review >

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HOW TO THINK MORE ABOUT SEX  by Alain de Botton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A well-rounded examination of the ways we can marry intelligent thought and physical pleasure."
It's not the quantity of thought about sex, but rather the quality of thought about sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Daring in its reliance on reason and cooperation as an antidote to the usual hysteria."
Nicely balanced, thoughtful blueprint for defusing a volatile component of the Middle East powder keg, from the unique perspective of a collaboration between Israeli and Palestinian scholars. Read full book review >