Search Results: "Steven Sellers Lapham"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"An unconventional, funny and touching family adventure."
The swamplands of southern Michigan receive a surprise visit from a blogging Manhattan journalist and his feisty elderly father. Read full book review >

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PERFECT FROM NOW ON by John Sellers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A fun read for indie-rock fans."
A play-by-play history of how journalist and blogger Sellers developed his taste in music. Read full book review >

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PETER O'TOOLE by Robert Sellers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This engrossing biography of an often excruciatingly difficult though uniquely gifted actor should encourage readers to seek out some of O'Toole's many memorable film performances."
The life and career of enigmatic stage and film actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"He's written a pleasing little book just in time for the eager graduates, class of '99. (Author tour)"
Lapham (Hotel America, 1995, etc.), adept cosmopolite, elegant essayist, and longtime Harper's editor, provides a high-class self-helper appropriate to our times" contemporaneously Menckenite, sardonic, and withering. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"A snarky, muckraking, indulgent treat for film buffs."
A British stand-up comedian turned journalist scrutinizes four celebrated, heavy-drinking actors. Read full book review >

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VANESSA & VIRGINIA by Susan Sellers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2009

"A self-consciously precious sort-of-fiction that follows the facts and offers nothing new for Bloomsbury cultists while flattening much of the drama into navel-gazing."
Despite the title, this first novel by Virginia Woolf scholar Sellers is much more focused on Virginia's sister Vanessa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"This raucous assembly of one proves the point."
Harper's editor Lapham (The Wish for Kings, 1993, etc.) proves why his magazine won the 1995 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. Read full book review >

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THE WISH FOR KINGS by Lewis H. Lapham
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Eloquent, piercingly intelligent essays crying out against America's Orwellian future."
The editor of Harper's and author of Imperial Masquerade (1990), etc., reaches the top of his form in five distinguished essays arguing that too few Americans any longer care or know enough to protect and nurture democratic institutions. ``[The] habits of liberty have fallen into disuse,'' writes Lapham, ``and the promise of democracy no longer inspires or exalts a majority of the people lucky enough to have been born under its star.'' America has devolved into an oligarchy, the argument begins—an argument buttressed with facts, figures, and observations—and the nation's collective frame of mind has changed as well over the past 30 years from that of ``democrat'' to that of ``courtier'': from a citizenry that understands government to be what the governed make of it to a citizenry that passively and obsequiously seeks favors and dispensations from the high and unresponsive powers that be. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2010

"A gripping personal account of the mental effects of an unyielding medical condition."
One woman's struggle with a rare neurological illness. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA UNDER WATER by Heather Sellers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Squalor galore, for those who enjoy it."
The travails of a poor Florida family, chronicled in a debut collection of interconnected stories. Read full book review >