Search Results: "Steve Fiffer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A generally satisfying but hardly spellbinding example of the how-I-overcame-my-handicap genre."
In these revealing memoirs, reconstructed some 30 years after the accident that changed his life, Fiffer (co-author, with Morris Dees, of Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi, 1993, etc.) shows what it is like to be different and recounts his long struggle to accept that difference and become whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Essays, collected by a husband-and-wife editorial and writing team, that invite the reader into the intimacy of the authors' homes and lives with affection, wit, and honesty."
Despite an ever-present suspicion that this collection of essays is built on a trite and forced premise, it succeeds in celebrating different views of family, self, and space. Read full book review >

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BODY by Sharon Sloan Fiffer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1999

"Overall a winsome compendium, suitable for bedside or seaside, where body parts can be contemplated in their (relative) nakedness."
Let us now celebrate body parts, in this collection of generally fine essays from talented writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1996

"A reassuring read, these skillfully crafted pieces plumb the nurturing aspect of family as opposed to the dark side (neglect, abuse, abandonment) that frequently fuels contemporary writers."
A collection of eloquent essays solicited from high-powered writers that nevertheless smacks a bit of ``What I Did on My Summer Vacation,'' except that the subject is family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Scary stuff—according to Dees, skinhead violence is on the rise—with a gripping courtroom confrontation between hatred and righteousness. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
Exciting tale of a legal battle against neo-Nazi skinhead goons, by the attorney who bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A moving, powerful account of one man's struggle against injustice."
Dees, civil-rights lawyer and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, offers an eloquent memoir of his battles with the Ku Klux Klan and other right-wing hate organizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >