Hertzberg, Jeff - Books
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Tue Oct 23 00:00:00 MDT 2007meemaof2 Rating:5.0
Jeff Winston dies in the first few lines at the age of 43 and wakes up 25 years earlier in his 18 year-old body with all his memories intact. He realizes he does not need to relive the same life and uses his knowledge of the past to place several well-chosen bets to assure his financial future. He leads a life of wealth and hedonism and dies again in exactly the same way at the same time, and... reawakens again as an 18 year-old. During his 3rd "replay" he meets a woman who is obviously replaying her life as well. They fall in love and spend several "lifetimes" together. The book is grounded by historical references, but it seems like the possiblities are unlimited. It is a quick read and quite entertaining. I highly recommend it.
Wed Apr 14 00:00:00 MDT 2010lita11 Rating:5.0
I bought the series for my grandson, yet from the moment I previewed a few pages, I was hooked! I couldn't help laughing out loud. Jeff Kenny certainly captures the innocence and essence of Greg's childhood situations. Because of the way it's written, you can read one page or "days" of entries and not miss a beat. We spent hours laughing trying to come up with a funnier name for Rodrick’s band name, but we couldn’t. Too funny! You’ll have to read it to find out. I can't wait to have my grandson complete his own diary, I mean journal, the Do-It-Yourself book, because it will be a keeper.
Fri Apr 25 00:00:00 MDT 2008sashaca Rating:4.0
I bought this book for our six-year old grandson, after seeing the author Jeff Foxworthy (of "You might be a redneck..." and "Smarter than a Fifth Grader" fame) discuss the book on a TV interview. Foxworthy talked about his childhood and when he was a kid it was fun to just go outside and play and get dirty... and since TV and video games have become so popular, kids don't seem to play outside and enjoy themselves as many of us did when we were happy to "get dirt on our shirts." The book is a great collection of poems and stories with interesting characters and is easy to read. It also has very well done illustration. I am glad I bought it.
Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 MDT 201113comingdown Rating:5.0
I am a starting PLO player. This book was recommended by several players at my local casino. I love the book so far. Jeff Hwang has a way of breaking down the game in a way that anyone can understand & benefit from. Time will tell how well the lessons pay off (or I should say how disciplined I am in applying them).
Wed Jun 03 00:00:00 MDT 2009janpusa1 Rating:5.0
FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY !! I just reread this book 'again' and so glad that I had ordered 2 of them for my two grandsons. I love the lyrics of the poems and short stories and the very colorful, comical drawings. You just laugh looking at some of the pictures. I know that my grandsons will be all smiles and laughter and ask to have these books read to them over and over again. If you love the comedy of Jeff Foxworthy and his silly ways, then I am positive that you AND your children will love this book. Just checked my Overstock account and the other 2 books I ordered by Jeff Foxworthy "Silly Street" are in the mail now.
Sat Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2014matambro Rating:5.0
It's in full color, which surprised me. As for the content... well, it's Jeff Smith at his best once again, but also featuring the writing chops of Tom Sniegowski. The monkey is kind of annoying, but it's all good. Big Johnson Bone is awesome! Plus, you get to learn the origin of the mythical Jekk, which comes in the night and drags the rat creatures away by the tails!
Mon Oct 22 00:00:00 MDT 2012writingrightnow Rating:5.0
In 2005 Katrina became the most destructive Atlantic hurricane and the worlds costliest natural disaster. Storm of Hate by Jeff Todd provides a startling insight into its human cost based on witness accounts and paints a graphic picture of the aftermath of Katrina through the eyes of rich, poor and emergency services. Over 1,836 people died during the hurricane and the author captures the anguish of losing your home, the strength of spirit required to overcome bereavement and the endurance needed to survive within the New Orleans Superdome - which became an incarnation of hell on earth. Todd weaves Storm of Hate around the lives of three groups. Janna and Nate a couple so distracted by their own personal dramas that they fail to recognise the incoming danger. However, as New Orleans becomes flooded and the dark waters close in around them, they begin a desperate struggle to reach the roof of their home. Only one will prevail, but perhaps its the survivor who is unlucky as they begin a journey across the New Orleans wasteland with its landscape of looting, violence, murder and rape in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Darren (SWAT officer) struggles to hang on to his sanity as he tries to maintain order within the Superdome. As hours turn into days the food runs out and the crowds anger focuses on the police within an increasingly menacing, claustrophobic and overcrowded environment that has long since passed its capacity to cope. The final part of this trilogy involves Ronald, a greedy businessman fixated with money and status, who aims to cash-in on the multi billion-dollar repair plan for Louisiana and Mississippi - profiting from the misery of others. Due to death toll and destruction along the Gulf Coast the name Katrina was retired - never again to be used for another hurricane. However, it wont alleviate the grief of the families of those 135 people who still remain categorized as missing in Louisiana following the Storm of Hate.
Sat Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2014matambro Rating:5.0
If you're expecting illustration similar to Jeff Smith's, you'll be disappointed. Charles Vess illustrates this installation, and compared to Smith's style, this is a bit more... all over the place. It's definitely not as clear as Smith's style, and there are plenty of panels where there's no background, just characters on a sheet color. If I had to liken it to something, I'd say it's similar to that Lancelot/King Arthur comic you might see in the comics section of the Sunday paper (it was in the Philadelphia Inquirer for years). I can't remember the name, but if you've seen it, you'll know what I mean. While it's definitely good art, I'm not a huge fan of it since it takes me out of the Bone universe a little bit, but you get used to it. 10/10 would review again.
Fri Nov 28 00:00:00 MST 2014kinney0201 Rating:5.0
Another awesome addition to the Jeff Kinney collection!
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