Search Results: "The Writers of The Daily Show"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they're in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald's and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one."
A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart (America: The Book, 2004) at the helm. Read full book review >

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LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An intimate and entertaining look at a fake-news program whose caustic, witty alchemy remains missed by many."
A lively oral history of The Daily Show focused on Jon Stewart's improbable transformation from basic-cable comic to progressive conscience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WRITERS by M.J. Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Cascades of absurdist, knowing nonsense about the writing profession."
After societal, economic, and technological collapse rocks Britain, authors stubbornly ply their (mostly obsolete) trade crammed into a high-rise in the north. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This may not be the only book you'll need on these writers— for one thing, their quirks get more attention than their works— but you'll have to look far to find a better first one. (Biography. 10-14)"
Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage from the author and illustrator of Lives of the Musicians (1993). Read full book review >

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THE WRITERS by Miranda J. Banks
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"An interesting case study of the impact of evolving technologies and distribution methods on a labor union's priorities and strategies."
Well-informed survey of film and TV writers' decadeslong battle to defend their economic and creative interests. Read full book review >

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WRITERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE by Barbara Burnett Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1994

"America's most effective diet plan''), there's not enough going on here to keep you awake unless you're as much like Jolie as her first-novelist creator seems to be."
Aspiring mystery writer Jolie Wyatt has finally hit it big with an unpublished manuscript—but only because somebody has used her murder method (a pin tipped with nicotine, a weapon even more deadly than an unfiltered cigarette) to dispatch Judge Volney Osler, the patron saint of Purple Sage, Tex. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a tremendously hopeful work, but Gordon's audaciousness in regarding the condemned as creative citizens is memorable and gripping."
A surprising—and frequently searing—examination of the prison experience, seen from both inside and out. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF MINOR WRITERS by Max Beerbohm
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 2, 2015

"Urbane, witty pieces by a writer worth reviving."
Elegant essays by a self-described dilettante. Read full book review >