Search Results: "Wavy Gravy"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"The man who once ran a pig for president has become a seasoned do-gooder, and this enjoyable if unabashedly sentimental collection may well succeed in convincing readers that working to ease suffering in the world can be a wonderful trip."
Legendary hippie Wavy Gravy presents 49 goofy and sometimes gripping autobiographical vignettes on everything from Woodstock to Janis Joplin's infectious laugh to the charitable Seva Foundation, using his own life and distinctly wavy sense of humor to get people to ``dare to struggle, dare to grin.'' ``What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000.'' This sunny if unrealistic announcement, blasted through the loudspeakers at Woodstock, became emblematic for Gravy as, over the years, the toothless, grinning founding father of the still-thriving Hog Farm commune came to represent humanitarian and spiritual action as a fun pursuit, a prankster path. Read full book review >

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EXPLODING GRAVY by X. J. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Large collections of light, entertaining poetry of this sort have a built-in audience; recommended for most poetry collections in school and public libraries. (Poetry. 6-10)"
For those children who have memorized all of Shel Silverstein's poems (and for those adults who have heard enough of them), here's a substantial collection of humorous poetry in Silversteinian style, complete with black-and-white line drawings on the half Shel (similar to his style, but not as successful). Read full book review >

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BORN IN THE GRAVY by Denys Cazet
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Sprinkled with Spanish words and phrases that can be figured out from their contexts; illustrated with cartoon-style colored- pencil drawings (with dialogue balloons) that clarify some of the more cryptic portions of Margarita's deadpan account. (Picture book. 7+)"
A Mexican-American child tells her father about her first day in kindergarten—from little Susie, who cried all day (even while she sang ``Good Morning to You''), to stubborn Archie, who climbed a tree and wouldn't come down until the principal climbed up after him (it took the fire department to get the principal down). Read full book review >

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GOD, GUNS, GRITS, AND GRAVY by Mike Huckabee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"More of the same from the outspoken Southerner."
More chuckly preaching from the former Arkansas governor and Fox News weekly show host. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE GRAVY TRAIN by Phyllis Richman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1999

"But although voluptuous, engaging Chas hasn't slimmed down from The Butter Did It (1997), Richman has wisely sweated pounds off her debut's chitchat and recipes, and the half a hundred feasts that parade briskly in review will whet your appetite for more."
Even though her boyfriend Dave Zeeger, ace investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, has been so morose over repeatedly getting scooped by a rising twinkie that Chas Wheatley has asked him for a trial separation, things are looking up for Chas. Read full book review >

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ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Intelligent, honest, and unsentimental."
Greenwood's powerful, provocative debut chronicles a desolate childhood and a discomfiting love affair. Read full book review >