Category Archives: Nonfiction

Book review: My Kid Brother’s Band a/k/a The Beatles!

My Kid Brother’s Band, aka The Beatles! By Louise Harrison Published by Acclaim Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-938905-52-0 Review copy sent by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow I first saw Louise Harrison at this year’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Rye, … Continue reading

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Book review: Here Comes the Sun. The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison

Here Comes the Sun. The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison By Joshua M. Greene Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006 ISBN-13:9780470127803 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow Let me say right from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Beloved World

My Beloved World By Sonia Sotomayor PUBLISHED BY: Borzoi Books, a division of Knopf/Random House, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-307-59488-4 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow This has been one of the most refreshing reads I’ve had so far … Continue reading

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Book review: God’s Jury: The Inquisition And The Making of The Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 978-0-618-09156-0 Review copy supplied by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, whose office … Continue reading

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Book review: Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart

Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart By Stefan Kanfer Published by: Borzoi Books, aka Alfred A. Knofp, Random House, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-307-27100-6 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow This has got … Continue reading

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Book review: The Art of Hammer

The Art of Hammer by Marcus Hearn Published by Titan Books, October 2010 ISBN: 978-1848567375 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow This is your standard coffee table book; that is, an oversized volume full of colorful pictures … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

You Never Give Me Your Money By Peter Doggett Published by Harper Review copy supplied by publisher ISBN 10: 0061774464 ISBN 13 978 0061774461 Review by Lynn Loper I remember reading a ‘making of the film story about Raging Bull … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free From Addiction

Free From Addiction: Facing yourself and Embracing Recovery Written by Morteza Khaleghi with Constance Gove Published by Palgrave imprint of Macmillan. ISBN10: 0230606113 ISBN13: 9780230606111 Review by Linda Yau Addictions are something that inflicts one in five Americans, and this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Work’s a Bitch and then You Make It Work

Work’s a Bitch and then You Make It Work: 6 Steps to Go From Pissed Off to Powerful Written by Andrea Kay Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ISBN10: 1584797088 ISBN13: 9781584797081 Review … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batman Unauthorized

Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City Edited by Dennis O’Neil with Leah Wilson Published by Benbella Books, Inc. ISBN10: 1933771305 ISBN13: 9781933771304 Review by Linda Yau With the New York Comic Con approaching in several more weeks, … Continue reading

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Book review: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicki Myron with Bret Witter Grand Central Publishing Review by Kathryn L. Ramage As a Master of Library Science and cat lover, I’m astonished that I never heard the story … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Well Being

The Ultimate Guide to Well Being Written by Jason Pegler Published by Chipunkapublishing Ltd. ISBN10: 1847470068 ISBN13: 9781847470065 Review by Linda Yau On the cover of this book, there is a figure quoted the Wolrd Health Organization of about one … Continue reading

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Book review: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masulinity

Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masulinity By Robert Jensen Published by South End Press ISDN-10: 089608-776-x ISDN-13: 978-0-89608-776-7 Review by Chad Denton It is difficult being a person with strong political and social convictions and reviewing a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room: Sharing The Secrets For Pursuing Real Financial Success Written by Ed Baker Published by First Command ISBN10: 0979365414 ISBN13: 9780979365416 Review by Linda Yau The numbers sound kinda scary, but as the introduction states, 70% … Continue reading

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