Search Results: "Valerie Frankel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACCIDENTAL VIRGIN by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2003

"Amusing farce, with pearls of urban wisdom and some great zingers, by the author of, among others, Sweet vs. Pretty (not reviewed)."
Hymeneal high-jinks via a former Mademoiselle editor and self-help co-author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT MAN by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Strained effort from Frankel, written soon after the untimely death of her own husband. Sadly, it shows."
Intersecting lives, lonely New Yorkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR OF A KIND by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Transcends the conventions of chick lit to dramatize complex and timely issues."
Four women approaching middle age find insight and inspiration at the poker table, in Frankel's breezy latest (It's Hard Not to Hate You, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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IT'S HARD NOT TO HATE YOU by Valerie Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"With humor, Frankel shrewdly probes her darkly shallow places."
Prolific chick-lit novelist and funny girl Frankel (Thin Is the New Happy: A Memoir, 2008, etc.) dishes about what there is to love about hatred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Disappointing."
Single girl with supernatural powers tries to bewitch Mr. Right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIN IS THE NEW HAPPY by Valerie Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A self-aware, witty exploration of a woman's body issues."
Novelist and self-help journalist Frankel (I Take This Man, 2007, etc.) chronicles her 30-year addiction to dieting and subsequent "journey out of the waistland." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ATLAS OF LOVE by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Despite Janey's self-important mini-lectures tying her story to narrative theory, Frankel offers no more than a shallow, feel-good weepy."
Frankel explores the boundaries of family in her first novel, about three young women in Seattle who share the experience of motherhood when one becomes pregnant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD by Erin Frankel
by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While the series would benefit from a boy's version, the message is still loud and clear; this should find a home in every school library. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-12)"
One of a trio of books that present the topic of bullying from three perspectives: the bullied, the bystander and the bully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRIPPING GYPSY by Noralee Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2009

"Gypsy gets the extra bow she deserved."
A biography of a 1930-40s burlesque artist who amounted to far more than the sum of her parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE FOR NOW by Laurie Frankel
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An excess of ethics overshadows the simple love story, but there's no denying Frankel's warmth, wit and ingenuity in this cleverly conceived charmer."
The Social Network meets One Day in an attractive love-and-loss story that applies new technology to the job of soothing broken hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A workmanlike job, covering the main events and key players of one of the great stories in modern science. (67 photos, 9 ilustrations)"
Every schoolchild now knows that the dinosaurs were killed off by a meteor, but it took a while for scientists to accept the idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year."
A big, brave, messy modern family struggles with the challenges of raising a transgender child. Read full book review >