Search Results: "Steve Lopez"


BOOK REVIEW

LOPEZ LOMONG by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"It's inspiring, but it presents Lomong more as an object lesson than as a living person. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of a Sudanese "Lost Boy" who pursued and achieved his dream of running in the Olympics. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA LOPEZ by Berta Platas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Berta's (Friday Night Chicas, not reviewed) Latin-flavored chick-lit leaves no cliché unused."
A Latina's hope for love and success is hampered by an obligation to look after her party-girl stepsisters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Energetic prose delivers powerful insights on homelessness and mental illness."
Los Angeles Times columnist Lopez (In The Clear, 2001, etc.) brings empathy, intelligence and humor to his poignant portrait of a homeless man who once studied at Juilliard. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's something for everyone in this smart, comprehensive anthology of West Coast city living."
A novelist and newspaper writer shares a bounty of true stories and observations on life in Southern California. Read full book review >

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IN THE CLEAR by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Richard Ford with a sense of humor."
A Jersey Shore town resists the march of progress with a few well-placed explosives, causing no end of trouble for its amiable sheriff—in a crime and culture tale from LA Times columnist and Greater Philly specialist Lopez (The Sunday Macaroni Club, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"While it lacks the depth of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire, Lopez's scathingly sarcastic top-to-bottom exploration of urban corruption overwhelms with dead-on characterizations and lingering belly-laughs. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Hilariously cynical take on small-time ethnic politicos and other craven creeps in the City of Brotherly Love, from an award-winning former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist. Read full book review >

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THIRD AND INDIANA by Steve Lopez
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Lopez's real accomplishment here is his rich, layered evocation of a life usually mauled (by the press, on television) with the blunt instruments of sensationalism and crocodile tears. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Lopez captures the gritty urban landscape to perfection and humanizes even his most despicable characters. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >