Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.
Quiet, beautifully written reflections on nature and the mindful life, laced with the thoughts and writings of Thoreau.
Mr. Dickson rightly prizes his subject's colorful appeal, judiciously weaving Veeck's own words into the story.
The conclusions don’t surprise, but crackerjack reporting crackles throughout.
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 chapter on avian emotions...is navigated with caution and Birkhead delicately adds "I am not going to speculate about the emotions that might be involved in avian infidelity". This book kicked off as three-to-one favourite to win the Royal Society Winton Prize. I can see why.
The kind of wisdom he brings to Weeds desperately needs to inform the direction of agricultural science.
...because the book is terrific: modest, honest, funny and frequently moving—an antidote.
The writing is clear, the advice simple and direct, using examples from his own runs and competitions.
The dialogue scenes, along with the action sequences...make you want to give Burke a medal...
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.
...bewitchingly beautiful near-biography of Hemingway.
Pathos and humor are her main companions on the trail, although she writes vividly about the cast of other pilgrims that she encounters.
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.
He maintains a folkloric narrative that results in a traditional story arc complete with repetition, drama and a satisfying conclusion. A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached.
Some arresting snapshots of the coaching life, but the captions are sometimes as conventional as a cautious coach.
But the most interesting stories involve his battles on- and off-stage...It is here that Jericho shines and proves once again that, next to Mick Foley, he is an insightful and funny observer of pro wrestling's absurd universe