Search Results: "Scott Barry Kaufman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNGIFTED by Scott Barry Kaufman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"An inspiring, informative affirmation of human potential combined with an overview of historical developments in standardized tests, cognitive psychology and current research."
Cognitive psychologist Kaufman (Psychology/New York Univ.; co-author: Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of Mind in Sex, Dating and Love, 2013, etc.) describes how he overcame a learning disability and defied expectations despite doing poorly on IQ tests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Solid evidence and numerous examples show the many traits that comprise the creative mind."
A close look at how the minds of creative people work. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Kaufman went looking for a pizza and ended up on Wall Street, giving a revealing view into commodity markets and food pricing."
Beginning with a simple question—"Why can't inexpensive, healthy, and delicious food be available to everyone?"—Harper's contributing editor Kaufman (A Short History of the American Stomach, 2008, etc.) embarked on an odyssey into pizza kitchens, tomato fields, biotech labs, United Nations conference rooms and commodities exchanges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Trawling Twenty Centuries by Alexander Kaufman
Released: April 26, 2013

"A delightful read for anyone interested in Jewish history, museum design, or the intersection of the two."
A professional designer describes his contribution to the research and development of a new museum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"He makes us understand the joys of both in this frank, passionate book. (maps and drawings, not seen)"
You may not have found your loins quivering at the thought of a rose-throated becard, but Kaufman (Lives of North American Birds, not reviewed) has, and here he sings sweetly about the birder's ineffable fascination with all things feathered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF ELEANOR by Pamela Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Historical fiction for the Barbara Cartland set."
A romantic take on the powerful medieval queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD, PROTECTED LIFE by Joseph Kaufman
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, for a first, hortatory novel, this has an appealing narrative bounce."
A strenuously talky chronicle of a transcontinental, religious search brightened by sprinklings of humor, detailed African settings, and some sunbaked theological speculations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFISCATED! by Suzanne Kaufman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A good book on sharing and for sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bickering brothers resolve their differences and recover their confiscated toys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEW BOY by Alan Kaufman
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An intriguing project—the tracing of the long shadow cast by the Holocaust on a Jewish Everyboy—but very unevenly executed."
Kaufman's (Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, 1999) grim memoir of a life defined by feelings of victimhood, traced chiefly to his mother—a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1996

"Lively and amusing, with a cast of characters that calls for its own sitcom. (Author tour)"
The usual mix of architects, contractors, and building inspectors is scrambled with two pug dogs and a location in socially dysfunctional Venice Beach, Calif., for a witty entry in the library of diaries about the nightmare of renovating a house. Read full book review >