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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

“Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances” By Neil Gaiman (William Morrow, $26.99) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell — “Many of these stories end badly for at least one of the people in them.” Perhaps no sentence encapsulates the...

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Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery

“Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery” by Susan Croce Kelly (University of Oklahoma Press, $24.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox — Cy Avery was a Tulsa-based oilman and real-estate investor. He also was a visionary....

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Spinster

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Spinster

“Spinster” by Kate Bolick (Crown, $12.99) Reviewed by Molly Ford — There are 158 million women in the United States, and 102 million of them are single. In this groundbreaking new book, based off a 2011 Atlantic...

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Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

“Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff” introduction by Mr. Carson (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99) Review by Larry Cox — Without a doubt, “Downton Abbey” has become one of the most popular series on public television. First appearing...

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The Darkest Part of the Forest

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   For generations, the horned boy has lain in his glass coffin deep in the woods outside...

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Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

“Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works” with a foreword by Nick Meglin (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Don Martin, perhaps more than anyone else, defined the zany madness that was Mad magazine....

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Sharon Tate: Recollection

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Sharon Tate: Recollection

“Sharon Tate: Recollection” by Debra Tate, with a foreword by Roman Polanski (Running Press, $30) Reviewed by Larry Cox   British actress Deborah Kerr said that Sharon Tate had “real talent” and predicted she would become a...

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Streisand: In the Camera Eye

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Streisand: In the Camera Eye

“Streisand: In the Camera Eye” by James Spada (Abrams Books, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   James Spada has compiled his fourth major book about Barbra Streisand. The veteran Hollywood author and journalist’s latest effort features a...

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Small Move, Big Change

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Small Move, Big Change

“Small Move, Big Change” by Caroline L. Arnold (Penguin Books, $16) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   It’s that time of year when we flip the calendar page and start to think about ways to improve our lives....

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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Even though Charlie Chaplin was, without a doubt, one of the most famous entertainers of all time, very little is...

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