Search Results: "Steve Almond"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2004

"Sweet, never sickly—and quite informative."
Almond, a self-diagnosed "candyfreak," details with mouthwatering descriptions his visits to the minor league of candy makers who continue to churn out their distinctive products. Read full book review >

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THE EVIL B.B. CHOW by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2005

"A distractingly entertaining second collection, nimbly executed."
Weird boyfriends, bad novels, sexually perverse collegiates. Read full book review >

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(NOT THAT YOU ASKED) by Steve Almond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Biting humor, honesty, smarts and heart: Vonnegut himself would have been proud."
What do Joyce Carol Oates, snotty bloggers, right-wing radio freaks and a VH-1 reality show have in common? They all get on this author's nerves—and thank goodness. Read full book review >

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AGAINST FOOTBALL by Steve Almond
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Comic, compassionate and thought-provoking."
A provocative, thoughtful examination of an "astonishingly brutal" sport. Read full book review >

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GOD BLESS AMERICA by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Almond's stories range from the hilarious to the poignant—and he's able to strike almost every note in between."
Quirky, beautifully crafted short stories. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Love, or at least sex, everywhere in dirty brilliances that are set amid merely lewd victories."
Fourteen delightful debut stories more often than not about man's powerlessness in the face of feminine beauty. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOND by Nedjma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Though at times haphazard in its translation, a bold contribution to erotic literature."
A rare thing: an erotic novel from the contemporary Muslim world, written by a woman to boot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >