Search Results: "Tom Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

I LIVED TO TELL IT ALL by George Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Introspection is not the guiding force in this rags-to- excesses story. (32 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The life and times of a hard-livin' good ol' boy. Read full book review >

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MORE MEMORIES by Ralph Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Captivating, and likely to capture another top rung on bestseller lists. (For a less satisfied glance at Emery's life, see Skeeter Davis's Bus Fare to Kentucky, reviewed above.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Emery and Carter prove lightning can strike in the same place twice: Witness this scintillating follow-up to their 1991 megabestseller, Memories. Read full book review >

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NASHVILLE WIVES by Nancy Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Sometimes, despite all the non-secrets unveiled here, the myth even seems genuine. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Fairy-tale vignettes of love and sacrifice, sprawling homes in the Nashville suburbs, and the hardships of raising children on the road riddle the interviews of Mrs. George Jones with Nashville's most talked-about spouses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2002

"A story of dedication whose author merges with the object of his passion as much as any great violinist or cook."
Master bass fisherman, fishing-equipment entrepreneur, and regional TV personality Mann lets fly a homespun, anecdote-rich memoir. Read full book review >

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MEMORIES by Ralph Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fine outing for students of American lives and lovers of country music alike."
Thoroughly engaging and delightfully candid autobiography by a popular southern disk jockey, Grand Old Opry emcee, and host of the cable-TV talk-show Nashville Now. Read full book review >

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RHINESTONE COWBOY by Glen Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"God bless him, but people are generally more interesting when carousing than when offering testimonials."
An inherent problem with conversion narratives, whether written by a saint like Augustine or a costumed crooner like Campbell, is that most people would much rather have spent time with the unenlightened sinner than with the born-again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLIDAY IN YOUR HEART by LeAnn Rimes
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Consumer product more than creative work, with copyright held not even by an author, but by LeAnn Rimes Entertainment, Inc. (Author tour)"
A child country-music star, forced to choose between family and success, is guided by an angel in this music-video-on-paper that's been cobbled together by (surprise!) a child country-music star and her adult helper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 1993

"Best for country-music buffs and scholars, particularly with its descriptions of the Nashville growth years in the 50's and 60's. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Country boy from dirt poverty makes millions as a Nashville publisher/producer/writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER BUD WEARS THE CONE by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Zorro and Mister Bud are quite a pair; readers will hope for more unpredictable but amusing adventures with them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zorro the pug and his pal, Mister Bud, pair up again for their third amusingly understated adventure (Zorro Gets an Outfit, 2012, etc.), this time focusing on Mister Bud's unpleasant stint wearing an Elizabethan collar while a sore spot heals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CARTER'S 100 by David Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A flap lifter's delight and a sure promoter of early numeracy. Count on repeat visits. (Novelty counting book. 1-2)"
Children will echo a certain Sesame Street character's "I love to count!" after lifting 100 numbered flaps to see as many different cartoon figures. Read full book review >