Search Results: "Woody Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

MERE ANARCHY by Woody Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"I figured it out - it's really the only way.'"
Late last year, Nora Ephron, a writer renowned for Manhattan-sharp observations and a penchant for probing personal neuroses, released I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, her first collection of short pieces in decades. Read full book review >

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A COW’S ALFALFA-BET by Woody Jackson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"The pictures in this artist's showcase are tableaus that tell no stories, but reflective viewers may catch a hint of the slow rhythms of a vanishing way of life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Vermont artist Jackson, best known for the distinctive cows decorating cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, strews a string of rural landscapes with similarly eyeless, stylized Holsteins in this series of New England farmscapes. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1996

"Surprisingly, Haut makes a sounder case for pulp fiction's political analysis of American culture than for its central importance to that culture."
Forget the snappy but misleading title: Haut focuses on the paperback originals that took the place of pulp magazines in the period from 1945 to 1963. Read full book review >

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SPIDER FROM MARS by Woody Woodmansey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A genial if surface-level glimpse into a brief but critical period of Bowie's career."
One of David Bowie's former drummers recalls his brief and occasionally baffling tenure with Ziggy Stardust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a backstage tour of the fair, but enter for the academic air. If it's simple carny fun you seek, look for the egress."
After Barnum and before Spielberg, there was Fred Thompson, the perfect prototype of a 20th-century showman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Narada's Children by Woody Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"An ambitious, sometimes-wondrous, sometimes-tedious tale of connected time periods."
From author Carter (Theology for a Violent Age, 2010) comes a novel about a mysterious man's multipart tale delivered to inhabitants of an ancient village. Read full book review >

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TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

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WOODY'S 20 GROW BIG SONGS by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Also available with a cassette recording by son Arlo. (Nonfiction. 0-6)"
With easy, singable tunes, lots of repetitive verses with real child appeal, and the hallowed folk singer's own lively, freely rendered sketches, this replication of an unpublished book that the Guthries put together in 1948 for their children will be especially valuable to parents and in day-care centers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"The question remains, however, whether they will engage in it intellectually and strive to make changes in how they view beauty, as the author seems to want them to do. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This attractive book may stimulate discussion but ultimately lacks depth. Read full book review >