Playground
A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion First edition by Saginor, Jennifer published by HarperEntertainment Hardcover

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Published June 14, 2005 by HarperEntertainment.
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Making a new playground starts with ideas—kids don’t just list playground equipment, they let their imaginations run wild.

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Vanderwood weaves into the resort’s history one of its most notorious moments, a botched robbery of an Agua Caliente money car as it made its way from Tijuana to a bank in San Diego.

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Merz offers a celebratory ode to the splendor of playgrounds, her verses taking readers on an exploration of a child’s imagination.

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Popular students high-five him in the hallways, and his dad, whom Butterball visits in the city two weekends a month, tells him, “I was kind of proud of you...maybe you're not such a worthless fatass after all.” Thoughtful readers, however, will recognize his father's derision and neglect as well...

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Publishers Weekly

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they talk to dolphins and make such statements as: ``She is on Death's schedule, but she has not yet been collected.'' (There is explicit acknowledgement of Clarissa Pinkola Estes's Women Who Run with the Wolves and other mystical writings.) Women readers probably will overlook this posturing, ho...

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Opie eavesdropped on the morning playtime of British schoolchildren, jotting down their playground conversations, punchy rhymes, games, fights and sexual and scatological stories and jokes.

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Johns, editor-at-large for Palm Springs Life , set out to write a locator guide for stars' homes but instead wound up compiling a gossipy who's who of Palm Springs, Calif., the tony desert community 100 miles from Hollywood that was once was the stomping ground of the big screen's hottest silent ...

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If you said such a record would be as if Brian Blade decided to do an all-acoustic record and put Manfred Eicher behind the controls, you'd be getting fairly warm.

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If you are the type of music lover who likes their music a little classic but with a twist of blues, then The Basement will be right up your alley.

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Twin guitars are hardly the ground breaking approach they were back when Lizzy got together but, like their heroes, Glyder manage to build a huge wall of distinctive and well crafted musicianship around that foundation.

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The buffed body and trademark sneer on the cover of Billy Idol's latest Devil's Playground are the first clues Idol is back in stride.

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The Blackbird remix rhythm — mystically grooves you to the next track, Memphis, remixed by Thomas Leclercq (France) "Man of Goodwill," offers a reflective journey, while I must have been dreaming remix by "Soundminister," Henning Michael Velten (Sweden), encompasses the spirit and soul of the ori...

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The question offered when reviewing Manu Katché's Neighbourhood was, "Can a rock drummer fit into the jazz world?"

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Being an admitted former bully himself, he has taken on the role of storyteller in Playground, a tale that examines the origin of a bully’s bad behavior and the battles that must be overcome to ultimately find a life with purpose.

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New York Journal of Books

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They are soon treated to Dad playing tunnel overpass, Dad playing swing set replete with climbing wall, Dad serving as an (almost) willing tummy trampoline .

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AV Club

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And the four men behind Agua Caliente—Americans Wirt Bowman, James Crofton, and Baron Long, and Mexican Abelardo Rodriguez, also known as the Border Barons—faced a threat of their own in 1929, when an Agua Caliente guard and driver were shot to death during a road robbery, resulting in a sensatio...

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Entertainment Weekly

The two characters in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Rajiv Joseph's spare, unchronological story of love and masochism, seem intent to disprove the notion that ''this hurts me more than it hurts you.'' Doug and Kayleen start as a pair of 8-year-olds sequestered in the school nurse's office, one fo...

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Entertainment Weekly

Both writers introduce Diamond Jim Brady, the triple-chinned Gilded Age fat cat who began eating with his tummy four inches from the table and didn't stop until it touched, but only Bianco tells us -- with showman's aplomb -- exactly what Brady ate for dinner: three dozen oysters, a dozen cr...

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The Bookbag

It's a simple story - bullies aren't born but made - and perhaps too simple for the most sophisticated readers, but makes important points in a non-judgemental way and it inhabits the emotional landscape of the school environment and peer pressure in an immediately recognisable way.

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Reviewing the Evidence

In a bleak Amsterdam park, the body of a murdered man is found and Detective Ronald Van Hijn is called in on the case.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Gangsta-rap superstar 50 Cent has been more than open about his troubled youth: Raised by a single mother who dealt cocaine and was murdered when he was 12, he started dealing drugs and carrying guns in middle school.

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Common Sense Media

Folk Playground is really a hodgepodge of new songs and children's standards that sound closer to today's alternative folk-rock.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this CD offers a selection of kid-safe reggae songs, some with inspiring messages (one reminds us how lucky we are compared to many others in the world).

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Common Sense Media

Rock and Roll Playground will renew your family's love of America's baby -- rock 'n' roll.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this is a charming and family-friendly collection of both soothing and upbeat musical recordings from the colorful islands of Hawaii.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that these fifteen songs, performed by musicians from all over Europe in several languages, will be appealing to very young children and are musically sophisticated enough to be appreciated by olde...

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that while this CD features songs performed in French, you don't need to understand the language in order to appreciate the CD.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Mega Bloks Playground is a cute, age-appropriate app for preschoolers.

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Common Sense Media

The Hopscotch game doesn't put the ball back to the beginning after kids reach each number, and kids can choose to drag the ball instead of flicking it, easily "winning" the game.

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Common Sense Media

Kids are encouraged to play the game well by letting players literally see their pet cats become happy -- and by giving players kudos when they take good care of the animals.

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Common Sense Media

Without being too twangy or preachy, songs like "Back in the Saddle," "Pecos Bill," and "It's the Cowboy's Life for Me" remind us of the ways of the West and capture the heart of the American tradition by conjuring images of heroes like John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Dale Evans smiling in their cowb...

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Common Sense Media

The Photo Playground is a picture-making game and kids can make their own animal scenes and save them to the device's photo gallery, though there is an option to turn that function off.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that there is nothing offensive in this book about a trip to the playground.

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Common Sense Media

This book shows the kinds of forces that create bullies and very even handedly shows its central figure, Butterball, being bullied and bullying others.

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People

The battle rages currently between conservationists, who argue for strict preservation, and Winnebagoists, who demand access and amenities.

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Book Lovers

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Monsters and Critics

A hard-hitting and inspirational novel about the redemption of a bully from international icon 50 CentThirteen-year-old Butterball takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.

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National Review Online

The bargain was simple: Parents take care of their children until they are able-bodied, and in return get taken care of by their children when they no longer are.

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Austin Chronicle

Stillness and tension resulted in a more dynamic response to the music, and a tactile quality emerged: In the end, the dancers coiled around one another to form a single, slightly rocking lump of flesh.

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Austin Chronicle

Though that might not seem an auspicious start for Kling's directing career, I have a feeling we'll see her name at the top of the credits again.

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The New York Review of Books

On April 19 of this year, in South Africa, thirty-nine drug companies jointly withdrew from a lawsuit aimed at protecting their patents.

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The New York Review of Books

Joseph Conrad once wrote to an English friend enquiring, rather querulously, “What is all this about Jane Austen?” Conrad could not see the point of Jane Austen, nor was his friend able to enlighten him: indeed, it sounds rather as if the skepticism of the great Polish-English novelist made the f...

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The New York Review of Books

I was delighted to read John Bayley’s excellent review of recent Polish writing entitled “In God’s Playground” [NYR, July 19] and to see that the label of “God’s Playground” is now regarded as an original name for “the old Respublica in its heyday.” I cannot think of a nicer fate for a phrase whi...

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Time Out New York

Stirrings of style in this semi-autobiographical first feature (Schepisi matured markedly in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Barbarosa).

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Bloomberg

... Since 2006, Philip Roth has been turning out short, devastating novels at the rate
of one a year. Now he has come up with a collective name for ...

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Time Out Chicago

Kayleen, meanwhile, is prone to psychic and emotional injuries: She cuts herself on purpose, has cruel parents, pops pills and drinks too much.

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ForeWord Reviews

Rivard writes about expectations and disappointments, often conveying a wish to be free in some sense or the other: “but free to do what, leave myself behind?” However tempting the alternatives may be, his speculation is restrained, avoiding a tone that is oppressively impatient or discontent.

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Project MUSE

The book includes Telander's photographs, a vital part of ethnography, and those same photographs were also part of a photographic exhibition by Telander in New York, that coincided with the release of the book in late 2009.

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Project MUSE

In the 1990s, after 16 years of war and economic hardship, a profound sense of relief and guarded optimism emerged in Lebanon.

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Project MUSE

A work of synthesis that freely incorporates and credits the recent scholarship of a number of well-known American social and cultural historians, Going Out recenters the historical narrative both to be more inclusive and to focus on the complex interplay between popular culture and the ongoing ...

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Broad Street Review

BY: Gresham Riley 11.19.2011 Gruesome Playground Injuries is a small play with a large theme: Nietzsche’s notion that “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” It’s an e...

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Philly.com

In Theatre Exile's fine production Director Deborah Block has found exactly the right funny and tender and troubling tone.

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Horror News Net

He and his wife Trish published their book “The Gardener,” a horror novel that is a throwback to the slasher films of the 80’s in 2011 and he is working on a collection of short horror stories When he isn’t reviewing movies and books or doing interviews for Horrornews.net he has been known to act...

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Harvard Business Review

If financial capital were scarce, the financial industry wouldn't have had the opportunity — the freely available liquidity — to make up all the financial games that have dominated financial industry profits in the past decade.

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SF Weekly

As far as the new playground is concerned, a huge BRAVO to the Friends of Dolores Park Playground for creating such a glorious construct of play, and for making S.F.

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They invented electronic devices to mimic the control tones: “blue boxes” to hide you from the phone company’s billing system and “red boxes” to trick pay phones by mimicking the sound of a coin falling into a slot.

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Decibel Geek

Don't get me wrong, the music was not bad or anything, I think a lot of people were jilted about the set time change and I certainly feel (biased and all) that these guys would make a decent opening band, getting the audience warmed up and should have been on first setting the crowd up for Diemonds.

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Giveaway: One Copy of Putumayo Kids' 'Cowboy Playground' Music Review: Putumayo Kids "Jazz Playground" NEWS Giveaway: Putumayo Kids' New CD, "Instrumental Dreamland" Music Review: Putumayo Kids Presents Acoustic Dreamland Editor’s note: You...

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ParentMap

I found the perfect place – Adventure Playground, a unique Mercer Island Parks and Recreation program that offers kids the opportunity to build forts, zip lines, tree houses and other play structures using real materials and tools.

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Londonist

Events slowly spiral towards the inevitable climax hinted at in the opening lines, and this is the ultimate chill in a book of monstrosities: you know what’s coming for Jonah right from the start.

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