Search Results: "Vanity Fair"


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THE BEST OF VANITY FAIR: ELIZABETH TAYLOR by Vanity Fair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An enchanting and respectful homage to an unforgettable legend."
A collection of Vanity Fair's best pieces on Hollywood's violet-eyed starlet. Read full book review >

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<i>VANITY FAIR</i>'S WRITERS ON WRITERS by Graydon Carter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"You'll be forgiven for thinking that a place in national politics or pro hockey would be a more restful and attainable aspiration, but this collection is essential to anyone thinking of taking up the writer's trade."
A coked-up Capote, a torn-apart Tartt, a bellowing Bellow: longtime Vanity Fair editor Carter assembles shimmering pieces on the literary life. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Solid material for Vanity Fair readers, fans of investigative journalism, and observers of higher education and its myriad problems."
A collection of in-depth journalism previously published in Vanity Fair, each piece exposing trouble at an elite university or prep school. Read full book review >

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FAIR! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A pulsing, panoramic examination of a summertime ritual. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In sparkling, full-bleed watercolors and lively text, Lewin (Market, 1996, etc.) recreates that once-a-year phenomenon—the county fair. Read full book review >

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VANITY INSANITY by Mary Kay Leatherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A realistic, captivating portrayal of a man's life in full."
Leatherman (co-author Sharing the Faith With Your Child, 2006) writes the fictional life story of Benjamin Howard Keller, a Nebraska native who learns about life and death as he interacts with friends, neighbors and clients. Read full book review >

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VANITY FARE by Megan Caldwell
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Caldwell's light intrigues and bevy of supporting characters cast an old-fashioned spell on her modern Brooklyn romance."
Can a 40-year-old divorced mom find happiness with a rich, dashing pastry chef? Surprisingly not, in this pleasing debut of single parenthood, temp jobs and literary desserts. Read full book review >

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VALOUR AND VANITY by Mary Robinette Kowal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Combining history, magic and adventure, the book balances emotional depth with buoyant storytelling."
Renowned glamourists Lord and Lady Vincent become the victims of an elaborate scam that leaves them in dire straits until they conceive of a daring strategy to strike back. Read full book review >

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ALL IS VANITY by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Brave in its unforgiving nastiness, if not exactly amusing (and possibly toxic to aspiring writers)."
After her compassionate and hugely successful debut (Drowning Ruth, 2000), Schwarz returns with something completely different: a mean-spirited account of how a would-be novelist who can't write brings down her best friend, a domestic social striver with dreams beyond her means. Read full book review >

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VANITY OF DULUOZ by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1967

"This section, the longest and best, includes thinly disguised glimpses of Burroughs, drugs, Kerouac's first marriage, homosexuality, and murder—but all done with such boyish elan and roughhouse 'truth' that it seems an engaging Beat fantasia which might even appeal to the lady in Dubuque."
Kerouac has already passed into legend, but the legend grows dimmer with each "new" book. Read full book review >

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NO FAIR SCIENCE FAIR by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A great book for sharing with classes on many levels, this is both a good primer for science fairs and for skills such as being a good friend, appreciating differences and persistence. (Picture book. 6-9)"
School stories are Poydar's niche, and this latest fits right in, addressing the (n)ever-popular science fair. Read full book review >

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NO FAIR! NO FAIR! by Calvin Trillin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"More of the same—but a nice more. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
The Thurber Prize winner's first collection of poetry for children has a familiar feel, except for that blue hyena. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"As he did in Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism (2006), Burns finds a fresh way to tilt history's looking glass to reveal additional facets of these compelling men."
They created a republic, but they also set in motion the celebrity machine that rages out of control in our own era. Read full book review >