Search Results: "Yolanda Bergman"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"Whether this approach can work in print as it does in person might be questioned, but no doubt Bergman's glamorous associations and tolerant policing will have some appeal."
Los Angeles diet counselor to the stars, Bergman supplies her clients (Carrie Fisher; Paul Stanley of KISS, etc.) with advice, admonishment, and her own line of fat-free dishes. Read full book review >

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ON OUR WAY TO BEAUTIFUL by Yolanda Young
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2002

"Preachiness aside: a lively, intelligent example of African-American Christian uplift."
In a memoir larded with inspirational messages, its title borrowed from her syndicated column, Young describes her childhood in Shreveport, Louisiana, during the Carter and Reagan administrations. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1994

This rich anthology of essays, stories, and correspondences offers the cumulative voice of the important post-Stonewall generation of gay writers who called themselves the Violet Quill. Read full book review >

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OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP! by Mara Bergman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak's Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy who "couldn't and didn't and would not sleep" prefers to stay awake and play. Read full book review >

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Underneath my Soul by Yolanda De Iuliis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"An uneven poetic performance, but one done with impressive conviction."
A debut poetry collection, written over a period of 10 years, that has a startling emotional intensity. Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE by Megan Mayhew Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"The beginning, one suspects, of a fine career."
From a young Southern writer of note, a top-notch debut collection of stories, most of them revolving around motherhood, animals and conflicting loyalties. Read full book review >

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FALLING LEAVES OF IVY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Wooden characters, bad prose, but the straight-on treatment of racial issues adds something new to this kind of schlock."
Four young best-friend Yalies—two white, two black—and their triumphs and troubles, including the consequences of two violent deaths: clunky contemporary suspense debut. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 2009

"A fantastic science-fiction ride for young adults."
A pair of child TV stars lead double lives in this rollicking YA science-fiction adventure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1991

Another attractive title in the ``Don't Turn Away'' series, first published in Sweden. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY'S CHILDREN by Ingmar Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"He deserves it many times over."
Since retirement in 1986, Bergman (b. 1918) has become as prolific a writer as he was a director. Read full book review >

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HEROIC MEASURES by David Bergman
Released: May 1, 1998

"Poems about his aging father, including the wonderful title piece, combine Bergman's campy charms with his expressive clarity: While his father asks that no —heroic measures— be taken to sustain his life, his son preserves that life quite elegantly in his own strong measures."
paper 0-8142-0784-7 Towson State English professor and editor of numerous anthologies of gay fiction, Bergman (Cracking the Code) relies on his superb knowledge of traditional prosody in the various forms he so purposefully explores in this, his second collection. Read full book review >

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MEN ON MEN 6 by David Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As a gay literary institution, this one ranks with the best over the past two decades."
As Bergman (The Violet Quill Reader, 1994) admits in his introduction, Men on Men has become an institution, a bellwether of gay taste. Read full book review >