Search Results: "Tyler Cowen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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

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

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HELLO, PUPPY! by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"A sweet but not saccharine treat. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Soft-focus, charming pastel illustrations are the defining feature of this appealing story of a preschool-aged little girl interacting with her new puppy. Read full book review >

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NELL’S ELF by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Simply whimsical, yet completely plausible for little ones with fanciful thoughts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy, dull day for this preschooler inspires imaginative play with her very own elf creation made from paper and crayons, complete with "pointy ears and fluffy hair" / wearing polka dots . . . and stars . . . and a rainbow . . . and curly-toed shoes . . . and a pointy hat with a feather!" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"More controversial and polarizing than the universal prescription for urban ills it yearns to be."
The outgoing president of Tulane University looks back on his role in the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMON GROUND by Rob Cowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An unlikely landscape inspires a memoir of wonder and joy."
A journalist and travel writer pays homage to the "topographic delirium" of marginal lands. Read full book review >

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FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >