Search Results: "Shawn Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST PLAYBOY by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Engrossing profile of unrelenting excess."
Diligently reconstructed life story of a man who readily laughed off lables like "bounder" and "cad" while elevating that of "Latin lover" to both art form and profession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Levy's spirited history is nothing less than a love letter to Rome's luxurious, sensational past."
A cultural history reveals an effervescent decade of riches in postwar Rome. Read full book review >

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PAUL NEWMAN by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2009

"An illuminating look at one of the true greats, full of humor and intelligent analysis—highly recommended."
Portland Oregonian film critic Levy (The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa, 2005, etc.) reckons with the life and work of one of the last great Hollywood icons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2002

"Levy's wasn't-it-a-groove closing chapter gets at only half the story that he has otherwise documented so well, of a scene essentially imploding—and taking a lot of lives along the way—from the start."
The vitality of London in the swinging '60s—and the pathetic, sordid underbelly of it—ably conveyed by Levy (King of Comedy, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"And although Levy's take on all this is suitably critical, there is something creepily voyeuristic about the relish with which he peddles these tales. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Levy shifts the focus from one of show business's great egotists, Jerry Lewis (King of Comedy, 1996), to entertainment's most hedonistic gathering of narcissists, the Rat Pack. Read full book review >

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KING OF COMEDY by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Marred only by a lack of a bibliography and footnotes, this scrupulous, skillful, incessantly fair account should go a long way toward restoring Lewis to his proper place in the entertainment firmament. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Put your mitts together for this ``sock'' biography of one of the last of the great entertainers. Read full book review >

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DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

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SHAWN AND KEEPER SHOW-AND-TELL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"After all, 'they were the best of friends.' (Fiction. 4-7)"
A lively easy reader in which the author takes a page from Letterman's stupid pet tricks and the illustrator captures the hilarity. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

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PANTHEON by David Shawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"An action-packed story trying hard to be edgy; hard-core supernatural action fans will eagerly grab hold."
Greek mythology, vampires and strange spiritual energies forge an unholy mix in this second installment of a ruthless tale of blood, murder, power and betrayal. Read full book review >