Search Results: "Whoopi Goldberg"


BOOK REVIEW

IF SOMEONE SAYS "YOU COMPLETE ME," RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Witty in the classic Goldberg mold, but most of this is common-sense stuff that can be found in a variety of popular magazines."
Goldberg (Whoopi Goldberg Book, 1997, etc.) offers unvarnished advice on relationships. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG: VARIATIONS by Gabriel Josipovici
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Heady stuff, for readers who like to read writers writing about writers who write about writing."
A philosophical jigsaw puzzle of a novel dares the reader to discover how the pieces fit together. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A painfully long yawn."
An aging entrepreneur invites her three grandchildren, whom she barely knows, for a weekend visit so she can choose which one will take over her company. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR J. GOLDBERG by David Stebenne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"An illuminating look at a fascinating figure in 20th-century politics."
From historian Stebenne (Ohio State Univ.), an absorbing, scholarly biography of an undeservedly neglected legal thinker. Read full book review >

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SUGAR PLUM BALLERINAS by Whoopi Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Ultimately, though, an endearing multiethnic cast of characters and a positive message of the power of friendship make this one a keeper. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When her ballet-nut mother decides to take her costume-designing business from Apple Creek, Ga., to Harlem, Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson ("The closest I've ever been to Russia is Atlanta") finds herself moving from a sleepy little small-town dance studio to the illustrious Nutcracker Ballet School. Read full book review >

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EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA by Micol Ostow
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Despite Emily and Lucy being well-defined, Ostow pays little attention to other characters, who fade into the well-drawn Puerto Rican setting. (Fiction. YA)"
Growing up in an affluent New York suburb, Emily Goldberg didn't mind not knowing about her mother's Puerto Rican childhood, but when her family travels to Puerto Rico for her grandmother's funeral, Emily's ignorance is compounded as she is bombarded by unfamiliar relatives, foreign customs and a language she can barely decipher. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF RUIN by Irene Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Emily is a strong heroine with a handsome but unappreciative husband. Perhaps future installments will reveal whether her marriage will stand the strain."
The early days of moviemaking provide exciting but dangerous experiences for a feisty young woman. Read full book review >

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THE JOINT VENTURED NATION by Edward Goldberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Goldberg's writing occasionally plods, and his lengthy quotations from other sources become tiresome, but he does offer some provocative ideas for policymakers."
A global economics consultant debuts with an analysis of the failure of American foreign policy to adapt to the new realities of an interconnected world. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ONE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series (Lethal Measures, 2000, etc.) provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for."
An emergency-room doctor must use all his considerable skills to save the president and the nation from disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A heavy-handed infomercial."
Vilification of critics of the pharmaceutical industry from the vice president of a market-oriented think tank. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE by Lee Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"A grim tale with a disarmingly sweet hero who begins like sad-sack lawyer Stanley Hastings and ends by leaving Travis McGee in the dust."
Veteran TV writer Goldberg (Beyond the Beyond, 1997, etc.) tests a gatehouse security guard to his limits when he agrees to shadow a homeowner's wife. Read full book review >