Search Results: "Scott Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO FAIL AT ALMOST EVERYTHING AND STILL WIN BIG by Scott Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"While Adams implores readers not to consider this book's suggestions as advice ('It's never a good idea to take advice from cartoonists'), he does turn the many lemons of his work history into something akin to a helpful guide for young adults stumbling through the early career years."
Failing and succeeding, the sarcastic comic-strip-artist way. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEVER DREAM by Scott Charles Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2004

"Adams has created something worthwhile, but he has also sabotaged what could have been an impressive novel."
Two vampires, a mortal and a werewolf fight to keep a book with mysterious powers from falling into the hands of ill-intentioned, power-hungry vampires. Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The results are mixed."
Well-known novelist and short-story writer Adams (also this year's Best American Short Stories editor—see above) reflects on a lifetime of vacationing in Mexico. Read full book review >

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FAR APPALACHIA by Noah Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2001

"Any river-lover would envy Adams's project, but following his route would surely be more satisfying than reading his work."
Impressionistic essays about the New River, its history, and the people who make their lives around its course. Read full book review >