Search Results: "Wess Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTORY SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A decidedly different sort of management guide—and one whose purposefully perverse protagonist still commands serious attention."
A welcome return for one of publishing's more implausible—and popular—paradigms (Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, 1989), giving Roberts (Straight A`s Never Made Anybody Rich, 1991) a chance to offer crafty counsel on what it takes to create and run a prospering enterprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRAIGHT A'S NEVER MADE ANYBODY RICH by Wess Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1991

"Late bloomers, ugly ducklings, and other of life's presumptive also-rans should probably wait for Rasputin's Complete Guide to Self-Realization."
Roberts seems to have lost the fine sardonic edge that made his Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun (1989) a diverting bit of comic relief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
Released: March 28, 1989

An antic appreciation of leadership's darker sides, where pragmatism takes precedence over excellence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"At a time when American foreign policy often seems adrift, the authors' vigorous advocacy of a renewed clear-headed engagement with allies is a bracing contribution to discussions of this ongoing conundrum."
An indictment of America's neglect of its global web of alliances. Read full book review >

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GRATEFUL FOR ROMANCE—AND SUSPENSE!
by Bobbi Dumas

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It’s been a tough month for a lot of people, and I’ve been thinking how wonderful it is to have really good books to sink into, especially the kind that offer hope and a guaranteed happy-ever-after. I know when I look at my many to-be-read and to-be-listened to queues, I find myself turning more and more to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Lynn Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Those under 30 may miss many of the cultural references, but even in this fractured form it's good to see the classic tale stayin' alive, stayin' alive. (illustrator's note) (Picture book/folktale. 8-10, adult)"
Having found an audience—an adult one, at least—for Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story (2001), the Roberts sibs put a differently styled, but equally stylish twist on another folktale romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY BERTIE by David Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Young readers may respond with a polite 'eeewww' or two, but neither the staring eyes in the cartoon illustrations, nor the rigidly judgmental approach, is likely to spark much beyond that. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In what amounts to a No, David! knockoff, another child with a pop-eyed, oversized head earns repeated, large-type choruses of "No, Bertie! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED by Lynn Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"No, this isn't likely to replace traditional versions—but it should nonetheless draw a chuckle or two. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The Roberts' third style-conscious folktale remake transforms Little Red into a boy, places him in late 18th-century America and sends him through the woods to Grandma's with a jug of ginger ale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAGE WITHIN by Jeyn Roberts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Pulse-pounding tension. (Post-apocalyptic suspense. 12 & up)"
Galloping suspense dominates this riveting sequel to post-apocalyptic Dark Inside (2011). Read full book review >