Search Results: "Susan Shapiro"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A solid multistep system for overcoming addiction."
A self-help therapy book aimed at stopping addictive behavior. Read full book review >

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FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART by Susan Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2003

"Amusing—but lacks genuine self-reflection and depth."
Freelancer Shapiro's debut memoir catches up with the perps of her top five heartbreaks and rehashes her romantic history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"The manic energy Shapiro brings to her life instills her memoir with a theatrical freshness."
A keen, revved-up account of dropping addictions, from the author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart (2003). Read full book review >

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SPEED SHRINKING by Susan Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Disposable, ephemeral navel-gazing."
Chatterbox self-help whiz melts down when her shrink blows town. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 28, 2007

"Practical, timeless truths about personal and professional success in print and in life."
Wise, detailed, fast-paced and hilarious memoir about making it as a writer and the universal importance of cultivating relationships. Read full book review >

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THE BOSNIA LIST by Kenan Trebincevic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An engaging memoir of war trauma and the redemption to be found in confronting it."
With the assistance of Shapiro (Journalism/The New School; Unhooked: How to Quit Anything, 2012, etc.), Trebincevic returns to the scene of childhood trauma during the Bosnian War of the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Mediocre fodder for women's-studies classes and book clubs."
Lightweight report on how women's relationships are marred by competition, envy and jealousy. Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS HUSBAND by Jane Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Such goings-on have rarely been so outrageously, horribly funny and yet so eerily familiar: this is writing at its most nuanced and exquisite. (Author tour)"
Trading the Jersey suburbs of her acclaimed debut, After Moondog (1992), for the brownstones of Brooklyn, Shapiro outdoes herself to pull off an absorbing black comedy again featuring an excruciatingly muddled marriage. Read full book review >

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MY WIFE THE METAPHYSICIAN, OR LADY MURASAKI'S REVENGE by Michael Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A multilayered love story, cloaked in a demanding writing style that masks the true nature of the plot."
A stylistically intense series of vignettes chronicle the life, love and matchless intellect of a woman who is an expert on medieval courtly literature. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >