CHASING ALEXANDER | Kirkus Reviews

by Robert Greene ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, 1998 The authors have created a sort of anti-Book of Virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to Greene, a screenwriter […]

AS GOOD AS DEAD | Kirkus Reviews

by Kathleen Glasgow ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 After surviving a suicide attempt, a fragile teen isn’t sure she can endure without cutting herself. Seventeen-year-old Charlie Davis, a white girl living on the margins, thinks she has little reason to live: her father drowned himself; her bereft and abusive mother kicked her out; her […]

A NATURAL HISTORY OF MAGICK | Kirkus Reviews

David compiles a curio collection of surface-level research into the various historical practices feeding current New Age magick. Introduced as a mysteriously found “scrapbook,” dated 1925, of one Conrad Gessner, the book maintains its sense of authenticity with bland Eurocentrism. Beginning with “A Brief History of Magick,” David (as Gessner) provides a first-person narration of […]

SUPERSIZED LIES | Kirkus Reviews

by Matthew McConaughey ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 All right, all right, all right: The affable, laconic actor delivers a combination of memoir and self-help book. “This is an approach book,” writes McConaughey, adding that it contains “philosophies that can be objectively understood, and if you choose, subjectively adopted, by either changing your reality, […]