Search Results: "Valenti Angelo"


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ROLLER SKATES by Valenti Angelo
Released: Oct. 16, 1936

"An interesting picture of New York 40 odd years ago."
This might be sold as non-fiction as we are told it is autobiographical. Read full book review >

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PROTECT AND DEFEND by Jack Valenti
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Valenti's view of politics is by no means as simple-minded as some notable Beltway insiders', but he's no match for Tom Wicker (see below)."
Still another hat in the election-year-fiction ring, as former LBJ Special Assistant Valenti (A Very Human President, Speak Up with Confidence, etc.) pulls out all the stops in an effort to out-weird yesterday's headlines. Read full book review >

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TWO MOMS, THE ZARK, AND ME by Johnny Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An entertaining way to state a message that's more straightforwardly conveyed in photos of actual families in Aylette Jenness's Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love (1990). (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his moms chat with a friend in the park, the narrator (in spritely verse that emulates Dr. Seuss with somewhat mixed success) wanders into the zoo, where ``...I saw a tame Zark./The Zark is so rare,/They once thought it extinct./But the Zark seemed to like me./She saw me...and winked.'' After a friendly game of catch with the dinosaur-like Zark (the kid is the ball), he realizes he's lost; worse, the McFinks, who volunteer to help him find his parents, are horrified that they are both moms (``It's wrong! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Valenti doesn't claim to have all the answers, but she provides the right analytical tools for mothers seeking answers that are right for them."
A leading feminist digs into questions about parenting—why we have children, what we're told about the parenting experience, and what happens when the reality doesn't mesh with the fairy tale. Read full book review >

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Deliver Us From Honor by S.E. Valenti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A robust tale of violence and vendettas."
A family saga of betrayal, brutality, and Sicilian honor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"A book-length Special Achievement Oscar acceptance speech."
Onetime special assistant to LBJ and head of the Motion Picture Association of America pens his memoirs, definitely rated G. Read full book review >

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SEX OBJECT by Jessica Valenti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Though lively and richly detailed, Valenti's work lacks the self-awareness essential to a memoir worth pondering."
A new memoir from the Guardian columnist and "professional feminist." Read full book review >

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CORPORATE MESSIAH by Angelo Spadoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2014

"An ambitious, complex rewrite of the ground rules of science and religion."
In Spadoni's debut novel, a successful businessman reveals himself as a man from the future and lays out a new outlook on science and strategies to save the human race from ruin. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN by Angelo Surmelis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another heartbreaking novel that pits religion and sexuality against each other, but with an important, culturally specific perspective. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Mother really doesn't know best in this tale of a closeted gay teen from a devout Christian household. Read full book review >

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RUNNING BACK TO LUDIE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Overall, however, this slender offering packs an honest emotional punch. (Fiction/poetry. 10-15)"
A series of spare, linked poems tell the story of a teenage girl's fleeting reunion with the mother who left her many years ago. Read full book review >