Search Results: "Tyler Cowen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMPLACENT CLASS by Tyler Cowen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A book that will undoubtedly stir discussion—as many of Cowen's books do—with readers divided about how they stand based on where they currently sit."
An influential economist seeks to persuade readers that American citizens have gotten overly complacent, that a crisis point is near, and that a widespread rebellion may alter the existing order. Read full book review >

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WHAT PRICE FAME? by Tyler Cowen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Cowen never mounts a convincing argument that celebrity worship has a trickle-down effect, democratizing paybacks for those who find their muse."
George Mason Univ. economist Cowen presents an unpersuasively optimistic look at the alleged benefits attendant upon the commercialization of fame. Read full book review >

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AVERAGE IS OVER by Tyler Cowen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape."
Economist and social commentator Cowen (Economics/George Mason Univ.; An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, 2012, etc.) urges us to prepare for "the age of genius machines." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2012

"The narrative gets a touch repetitive at points, but if you're a foodie with a calculator, this is your book."
Food and economics meet in this entertainment by celebrity economist Cowen (The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Florence's purpose is clear: 'Good food can save the day!' A worthy message, drawn perfectly by Frazier, whose illustrations could work without the words. (recipe, additional information) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florence and Frazier are back (Tyler Makes Pancakes!, 2012), this time with dinner as young Tyler learns about spaghetti—how to cook it and where its ingredients come from—in this masterfully illustrated story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYLER MAKES PANCAKES! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A strong choice for foodies and all curious children. (recipe, informational page) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Do pancakes come from a box? Read full book review >

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TYLER LEARNS TO DO TRICKS! by Treasuree Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A useful picture book on friendship that succeeds because of, not despite, its simplicity."
A fish learns how to identify a good friend—and how to become one himself—in this deceptively simple story geared toward preschoolers. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES A BIRTHDAY CAKE! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Like most desserts, sweet and enjoyable but not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Food Network star chef Florence and esteemed graphic artist Frazier serve up a third entry about cooking and food origins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A visually polished print debut—with a teaser on the front flap for the app version in place of a blurb. Unsurprisingly, also in development as a film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hypercool paintings featuring alien school kids and elaborately detailed planetscapes juice up this weakly plotted tale of a young tinkerer transported to a galactic academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie by Meaghan Fisher
Released: March 14, 2014

"A brief story packed with lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and environmentalism."
In Fisher's (If I Could Pull the Moon from the Sky, 2014, etc.) latest children's book, a young fish saves his lake from toxic pollution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"Occasionally compelling, but generally dry."
All you need is love. Or at least a cognitive psychological process that fosters intersubjectivity. Read full book review >