Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
Veeck is not as well remembered as he should be... Dickson’s book is a skillful corrective.
An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements.
A testosterone-laden tale deserving of an audience well beyond the locker room.
The ball itself—whether made of grass and beeswax, opossum pelts, kangaroo scrotums or seal hides—is depicted freshly as an extraordinary invention of human happiness.
An entertaining book guaranteed to bring pleasure to bird-watchers that will also fascinate students contemplating a career in ecology.
The kind of wisdom he brings to Weeds desperately needs to inform the direction of agricultural science.
Reading it is like having a rambling conversation with a close friend. When you pick the book up after putting it down, it feels as if he’s been waiting for you to come back into the room so he can pick up where you left off. No matter what he’s been talking about...what matters is the book makes you feel he’s talking directly to you.
The Sakyong artfully takes concepts from running and uses them to explain meditation.
The intricately plotted narrative takes numerous unexpected turns, and Burke handles his trademark themes of social justice and corruption with his usual subtlety.
Between the sexy dirty-talk dialog, the carnal sex scenes, and the electrically charged emotions, it’s no wonder I was riding an emotional high all the way to the last page if not long after.
Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.
By evoking and interpreting Hemingway's smaller moments, the author has found an ingenious way of showing how this unhappy and vulnerable man was generally nicer outside his family than in it.
It's a fearless story, told in honest prose that is wildly lyrical as often as it is dirtily physical.
Surprisingly mature reflections on the environment--with Adams's trademark comedy humming along at high pitch: eco-humor comes of age.
If you are really serious about creating wealth for yourself then Think and Grow Rich is mandatory reading.
Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale...Barnett wisely leaves the box’s magic a mystery, keeping the focus on Annabelle’s creativity, generosity, and determination.
If you’re looking for an intriguing book for an NFL fan, check out the recently released “Coaching Confidential”.
...deft treatment of plot, characterization, setting and pace that readers will encounter in “Gamble” that Francis novels, under new management, will continue to find themselves at the very top levels of genre fiction.