Search Results: "Tracy Beckerman"


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Released: April 2, 2013

"Breezy fun."
Lighthearted, mostly humorous memoir of suburban motherhood based on the author's nationally syndicated column. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK by Hannah Beckerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Beckerman provides gentle instruction for her readers through what Rachel learns from death's journey. This is a touching, honest story of death—sad at times but not grim."
Beckerman's debut novel provides an intriguing tale of love after death and an insightful look at the bereavement process from both sides of the grave. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Ilene Beckerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"You might want to look at the clothes and make up your own story as you go alongsort of like playing with Barbie. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
Advertising executive Beckerman remembers things past not by way of biting into a madeleine but by way of the clothes she was wearing when she bit into it. Read full book review >

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WHEN THEY COME FOR US, WE'LL BE GONE by Gal Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A comprehensive, contextually rich study."
Jewish Daily Forward reporter Beckerman traces the gradual post-World War II movement of self-awareness within the two largest Jewish communities of the diaspora, Russia and America. Read full book review >

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THE SONIC BOOM by Joel Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Interesting insight on the use of sound bites to merchandise products."
Man Made Music founder Beckerman, with the assistance of Gray (The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History, 2008), explains the use of sonic branding in advertising.Read full book review >

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FRANNIE IN PIECES by Delia Ephron
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Frannie's response to her situation rings emotionally true, however, and readers will enjoy the time they spend with her. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world is full of things that can kill you, and 15-year-old Frannie knows this. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND FOUND PONY by Tracy Dockray
ANIMALS
Released: July 19, 2011

"You can only say, 'Oh, the poor pony!' so many times. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small pony recounts his melodramatic life. Read full book review >