Search Results: "Stephen Fried"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2010

"A sturdy, detailed work of history that will appeal to business readers as well as aficionados of railroading and the Old West."
The West wasn't won with six guns alone. Well-greased skillets helped, too, especially in the hands of Fred Harvey's cooks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A mixed bag but of interest to health policy wonks and activists."
A scion of an American dynasty recounts years of addiction, mental illness, and family dysfunction—matters that, as the title suggests, are altogether too ordinary. Read full book review >

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THING OF BEAUTY by Stephen Fried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"A refreshingly undazzled take on the daily workings of the fashion scene. (First serial to Vanity Fair)"
Investigative journalist Fried's biography of model-turned- heroin-addict Gia Carangi is more than your usual riches-to-rags downer, thanks to fascinating fashion-biz detail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1998

"For all its virtues, a collection of absorbing articles that never quite coalesces into a cohesive whole."
A big, sprawling, highly personal inquiry into the making, approval, selling, and prescribing of drugs. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

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

Seeing as the cover ...


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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Liberty is fortunate to have such a reasoned and persuasive voice as its champion."
A sharp examination of the idea of liberty in the modern, democratic state. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S FIGHTER by Ronald K. Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fresh and amiable story that offers a fascinating glimpse of the inner world of boxing and manages to make it appear equally shabby and attractive."
From boxing enthusiast/TV producer Fried (Corner Men, 1991): a first novel about the transformation of a nerdy Manhattan English teacher into a prizefight manager. Read full book review >

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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >