Search Results: "Simon Rich"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT ALLAGASH by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A high-school romp that John Hughes should be so lucky to direct."
Two outsiders from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to survive that most heinous of limbos: high school. Read full book review >

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WHAT IN GOD'S NAME by Simon Rich
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Deliciously funny."
The angels of Heaven, Inc. must save Earth. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Now we know what happens to all those SNL sketches that Lorne Michaels shoots down."
A collection of short, tight stories about love and consequences. Read full book review >

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SPOILED BRATS by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Humor comes easily to Rich, but he's at his best when he pushes against the boundaries of his jokes."
Humorist Rich's (The Last Girlfriend on Earth, 2013, etc.) latest collection is predictably funny, though sometimes digs deeper.Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WAR & WATERMELON by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy Brody's story as he, in these few weeks, makes one small step toward manhood. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Brody Winslow says, "It feels like my whole life's about to change. Moving into junior high is like stepping out of childhood, whether you want to or not." Read full book review >

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DISHES by Rich Wallace
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Wallace's true form shines with short, choppy, succinct chapters and an action-driven plot full of laughs, misunderstandings, grit and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Ogunquit, Maine: Gayest. Town. Ever. And Danny's destination for a summer job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Great advice from a show-business veteran."
Respected character actor and stage coach reinterprets Stanislavsky's Method for a modern audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Interesting social experiments unevenly integrated into an intriguing thesis."
A black scholar moves into some of America's whitest communities, attempting to do for race what Barbara Ehrenreich did for class. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WOKE UP by Rich Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"The carpe-diem message resonates clearly in this moving, bittersweet account of another of life's mysterious miracles."
A brain-dead man regains consciousness to greet his family one final time. Divine intervention or medical miracle? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

The international Bank for Reconstruction & Development (aka the World Bank) turns 50 in 1994. Read full book review >

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THE GRAND TOUR by Rich Kienzle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"The expanding country bookshelf has another welcome addition."
A solid, incisive biography of the last singer universally acknowledged as the greatest in country music. Read full book review >