Search Results: "Stephen Colbert"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!) by Stephen Colbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The answer, therefore, is yes, take Colbert seriously. Like a heart attack. Or like Lenny Bruce."
The fabulously fatuous father of "truthiness" and other neocon mantras expands his media icon with the obligatory book—and, read in the proper spirit, it's a lot of fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Much more than the usual bits and one-liners in book form."
Smart, funny and slickly designed, Colbert's sequel to I Am America (2007) does better than similar efforts at capturing a TV comedian's sensibility on the printed page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"These colorful historical hors d‘oeuvres may help to create an appetite for more complete main courses in American history for both students and general readers."
A wide-ranging account of events in American history, as briefly reported and commented on by a plethora of eyewitnesses—from the Aztec-Spanish confrontation in 1519 to the rise of the aerospace industry and Silicon Valley in the 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL I HAVE IS BLUE by James Colbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Skinny's mannered, offspeed delivery pulls you in to refreshingly original complications that don't quite pay off in the end."
Skinny, the New Orleans cop who always refers to himself in the third person (``Skinny's not sure''), is looking out over the Mississippi with Ruth, the lover/sidekick he took on in Skinny Man (1991), when a boat explodes before their eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1993

"An exemplar of vision and perseverance—and a darn good yarn. (Photos—not seen.)"
Engrossing tale of the unlikely alliance of a tenacious child-worker and a professional gambler that reformed the treatment of abused children in Mississippi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINTE by Brandy Colbert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2014

"This is a novel that ultimately misses the…point. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Against the backdrop of an intriguingly dark suburban Chicago, a teen dancer struggles with her past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old Suzette was sent to boarding school when her bookish older brother, Lionel, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but now she's back in Los Angeles for the summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2001

"A captivating if necessarily fragmented look at an American institution. (50 b&w illustrations)"
Essays, excerpts, snippets, and snapshots of the Street, from 1670 to 2000. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

LOU HOOVER by Nancy A. Colbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"This is a serviceable biography of one of the unsung women of the era, but it's also dull, more of a laundry list of good works than the story of a person's life. (b&w photos, chronology, bibiliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Colbert delivers all the facts in this entry in the Notable Americans series, but the life she chronicles, though admirable, is more about duty than inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN MOTION by Misty Copeland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"As Copeland fiercely reminds herself, 'This is for the little brown girls'—and any reader in need of inspiration. (Biography. 11-16)"
A ballet milestone was reached when Copeland was named the first African-American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theater. Read full book review >