Search Results: "Stanley Bing"


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IMMORTAL LIFE by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A fitfully funny satire that mocks disruption culture while it questions the purpose of immortality."
In a near future where corporations have monetized the world, a trillionaire plots a depraved path to immortality. Read full book review >

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THE CURRICULUM by Stanley Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Humorous, mostly informative guidance to the world of the 'business arts.'"
More than a full semester's worth of advice on being successful in business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"By the end, readers may feel they are suffocating in lint, but Bing would advise them to never let their lips—or their smile—drop below the ever-roiling surface."
Rules and tools for the business road, sold amusingly but on a depressing foundation of inanity, by novelist (You Look Nice Today, p. 869, etc.) and CBS executive Bing, a.k.a. Gil Schwartz in his everyday corporate pajamas. Read full book review >

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LLOYD: WHAT HAPPENED by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1998

"A scathingly snide, occasionally grating send-up of American business that's rendered with expertise, affection, and flashes of satiric brilliance by one who's lived it. (Author tour)"
Gassy, deadpan first novel, a tour de farce that both reviles and celebrates the pretentious, treacherous, and luxurious world of corporate middle management, revealed here by Fortune magazine's business columnist. Read full book review >

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YOU LOOK NICE TODAY by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While its ending is foreordained (and a bit pat), the story succeeds marvelously in its seasoned appreciation of the many pleasures—and perils—of executive life. (See the July 15 issue of Kirkus for The Big Bing.)"
Wry account of a sexual harassment lawsuit that's really a captivating, suspenseful love letter to American middle management, from Fortune columnist Bing, who (as CBS executive Gil Schwartz) has lived it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"A humorous executive summary of Edward Gibbon, part of a series on various forms of enterprise for MBA types."
In a crafty, comic case study, Bing (nom de guerre of a mid-level suit working at a conglomerate) imagines Imperial Rome as a commercial operation. Read full book review >

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BINGSOP'S FABLES by Stanley Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Deceptively simple bedtime stories for adults."
Biting wisdom of the corporate world conveyed through a series of clever moral tales and anthropomorphic illustrations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >

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THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Worth reading not for its revelations about famous names, but for the author's ability to trace her journey through the many joys and obstacles of life in the modern era."
A diverting traipse through the world of fashion and film also reveals the struggles of a modern working woman. Read full book review >

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DO OR DIE by Leon Bing
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

narrative that reveals her deep caring for these violent youths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Its unusual appearance is guaranteed to draw readers to it; its striking graphics will keep them poring over the pages. (Biography. 10-13)"
Designed by Rich Deas to resemble in both look and size a yellowed memorial issue of a 19th-century tabloid, this one-year-later account of Lincoln's youth and political career features a linked set of lengthy, sharply analytical articles and a distinct period look, courtesy of Bing's always eye-catching illustrations. Read full book review >