Search Results: "Stephanie Clifford-Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Not for the faint of heart, but certainly the inquisitive mind—or libido."
Funny, intriguing personal accounts of the kinkier side of sex. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Clifford's debut tries to be a Bonfire of the Vanities for our time but doesn't make it."
A young woman who works at a tech startup tries to shoehorn her way into New York's high society. Read full book review >

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OTHER NATURE by Stephanie A. Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The backdrop's an infuriating mixture of the enigmatic and the obvious, and too much happensnot always convincinglyin the last few pages; still, a smoothly handled, intriguing, sometimes unsettling drama."
First science-fiction outing for the author of Snow-Eyes, etc. (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING by Clifford Irving
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In this case, the horizon, like Shangri-la itself, should have stayed lost."
A lumpy legal fantasy from an author more at home when he sticks to the courtroom (Final Argument, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

An unsatisfyingly abstract and reductionist theory of human psychological growth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2002

"A well-told tale of a place that breaches the centuries—a place to measure what has been lost."
A balanced report brought back by Los Angeles Times science and environmental editor Clifford after extensive rambles through the raw country of the US Continental Divide. Read full book review >

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THE CEO PAY MACHINE by Steven Clifford
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A well-thought-out, clearly written exposé marred only by some repetition of the main points."
A former CEO of two corporations shatters the myths and explains the stupidity regarding astronomical salaries at the top of the business world. Read full book review >

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FAMILY FOR SALE by Eth Clifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Too undeveloped to satisfy. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A weak tale of five brothers and sisters trying to take care of themselves while their hard-working mother gets some rest. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE MARBLE PALACE by Clifford Stearns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"An assemblage of admirably forthcoming first-person essays about the practice of American legislation."
A former Republican congressman recalls a lifetime of public service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"An occasional muddy patch, but worth wading through for the author's insights."
If the proper study of mankind is man, anthropology ought to be the most vital of all sciences. In this collection of essays, reviews, and speeches from the last 20 years, one of the modern giants of that discipline offers his wisdom. Read full book review >