Roger Rosenblatt

1 Kayak Morning

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-01-03
Description :  From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the bestsellers Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, comes a moving meditation on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of love<br /><br />In Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in Kayak Morning, he offers a personal meditation on grief itself. “Everybody grieves,” he writes. From that terse, melancholy observation emerges a work of art that addresses the universal experience of loss.<br /><br />On a quiet Sunday morning, two and a half years after Amy’s death, Roger heads out in his kayak. He observes,“You can’t always make your way in the world by moving up. Or down, for that matter. Boats move laterally on water, which levels everything. It is one of the two great levelers.” Part elegy, part quest, Kayak Morning explores Roger’s years as a journalist, the comforts of literature, and the value of solitude, poignantly reminding us that grief is not apart from life but encompasses it. In recalling to us what we have lost, grief by necessity resurrects what we have had.

2 The Boy Detective

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-11-05
Description :  The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as "a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing," and People lauded Kayak Morning as "intimate, expansive and profoundly moving." Classic tales of love and grief, the New York Times bestselling memoirs are also original literary works that carve out new territory at the intersection of poetry and prose. Now comes The Boy Detective, a story of the author's childhood in New York City, suffused with the same mixture of acute observation and bracing humor, lyricism and wit.<br /><br />Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases.<br /><br />Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library, once the site of an immense reservoir that nourished the city with water before it nourished it with books, and the Empire State Building, which, in Rosenblatt's imagination, vibrates sympathetically with the oversize loneliness of King Kong: "If you must fall, fall from me."<br /><br />As he walks, he is returned to himself, the boy detective on the case. Just as Rosenblatt invented a world for himself as a child, he creates one on this night—the writer a detective still, the chief suspect in the case of his own life, a case that discloses the shared mysteries of all our lives. A masterly evocation of the city and a meditation on memory as an act of faith, The Boy Detective treads the line between a novel and a poem, displaying a world at once dangerous and beautiful.

3 Unless It Moves the Human Heart

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-01-04
Description :  Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher offers a guidebook for aspiring authors, a memoir, and an impassioned argument for the necessity of writing in our world. In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Rosenblatt’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart provides practical insights and advice on the craft, exquisitely presented by one of contemporary literature’s living treasures.

4 Making Toast

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-02-16
Description :  “A painfully beautiful memoir….Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.” <br /><br />—E. L. Doctorow<br /><br />A revered, many times honored (George Polk, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few) journalist, novelist, and playwright, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family. A book that grew out of his popular December 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking. Writer Ann Beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, “written so forthrightly, but so delicately, that you feel you’re a part of this family.”

5 Thomas Murphy

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-01-19
Description :  The acclaimed, award-winning essayist and memoirist returns to fiction with this reflective, bittersweet tale that introduces the irrepressible aging poet Thomas Murphy—a paean to the mystery, tragedy and wonder of life.<br /><br />Trying his best to weasel out of an appointment with the neurologist his only child, Máire, has cornered him into, the poet Thomas Murphy—singer of the oldies, friend of the down-and-out, card sharp, raconteur, piano bar player, bon vivant, tough and honest and all-around good guy—contemplates his sunset years. Máire worries that Murph is losing his memory. Murph wonders what to do with the rest of his life. The older mind is at issue, and Murph’s jumps from fact to memory to fancy, conjuring the islands that have shaped him—Inishmaan, a rocky gumdrop off the Irish coast where he was born, and New York, his longtime home. He muses on the living, his daughter and precocious grandson William, and on the dead, his dear wife Oona, and Greenberg, his best friend. Now, into Murphy’s world comes the lovely Sarah, a blind woman less than half his age, who sees into his heart, as he sees into hers. Brought together under the most unlikely circumstance, Murph and Sarah begin in friendship and wind up in impossible possible love.<br /><br />An Irishman, a dreamer, a poet, Murph, like Whitman, sings lustily of himself and of everyone. Through his often-extravagant behavior and observations, both hilarious and profound, we see the world in all its strange glory, equally beautiful and ridiculous. With memory at the center of his thoughts, he contemplates its power and accuracy and meaning. Our life begins in dreams, but does not stay with them, Murph reminds us. What use shall we make of the past? Ultimately, he asks, are relationships our noblest reason for living?<br /><br />Behold the charming, wistful, vibrant, aging Thomas Murphy, whose story celebrates the ageless confusion that is this dreadful, gorgeous life.

6 The Book of Love

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-01-20
Description :  From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the acclaimed memoirs Making Toast, Kayak Morning, and The Boy Detective, comes another lyrical meditation on—and celebration of—a universal and elusive subject<br /><br />In The Book of Love, Roger Rosenblatt looks at love in all its themes and variations—romantic love, courtship, marriage, battle, heartbreak, fury, confusion, melancholy, beauty, delirium, ecstasy; love of lovers, family, friends, of country, of work, writing, solitude, of art; love of nature; love of life itself. <br /><br />Using lines from love songs to create a kind of verbal jazz riff, as infectious as it is engaging, Rosenblatt intersperses thoughts about love with fictional vignettes that capture a variety of lovers in different situations with notes addressed to "you," his wife of fifty years. "The story I have to tell is of you. Of others, too. Other people, other things. But mainly of you. It begins and ends with you. It always comes back to you." Pieces follow upon one another in a continuous progression, as if composing one long song that flows through the entire mystery and magic of what it means to love and be in love. What is this thing called love? Lively yet profound, poignant yet joyous, The Book of Love is a triumph of intellect and imagination.

7 Lapham Rising

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2009-11-17
Description :  Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But March’s life starts to completely unravel when Lapham—an ostentatious multimillionaire who made his fortune on asparagus tongs—begins construction of a gargantuan mansion just across the way. To Harry, Lapham’s monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.

8 Rules for Aging

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Humor  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Psychology 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2001-11-01
Description :  <b>Rule #1: It doesn’t matter. One of <i>USA Today</i>’s Best Self-Help Books of the Year: “Hilarious.” —<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> Prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on some of the most important trends and events of our time in insightful columns in <i>Time </i>and discerning commentaries on <i>PBS</i><i>Newshour</i> with Jim Lehrer. But at the dawn of a new millennium, Roger found himself facing an issue that he couldn’t talk his way out of: getting old.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Luckily, aging couldn’t dull his wit, and he turned his sharp pen to creating a survival manual for the twilight of life. These fifty-four brilliant, funny, and indispensable rules range from how to handle a bad hair day (or a no hair day) to knowing the difference between humor and comedy to learning that, in the end, none of these little worries really matter. Practical, wise, and funny, <i>Rules for Aging</i> offers not only a new mantra for an older generation but “a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders” (<i>Newsday</i>).<br /><br /> “[A] hilarious guide to life&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Bottom Line: Laughter and wisdom.” —<i>People</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “More applicable and more hilarious than Morrie’s. Really.” —<i>Detroit Free Press</i><br /><br /> Winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two George Polk awards, Roger Rosenblatt is University Professor of Writing at Long Island University’s Southampton College. He writes essays for <i>Time</i> magazine and <i>The News Hour with Jim Lehrer</i>. Rosenblatt lives in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island.

9 Beet

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Roger Rosenblatt’s dazzling comic gifts are on enviable display....Beet will settle the issue: is Roger Rosenblatt our most audacious comic visionary,or our most audacious visionary comic?”—Joyce Carol Oates<br /><br />Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (né Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn’t going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.<br /><br />“Rosenblatt [applies] his sharp wit to elite education.”—Wall Street Journal

10 Roger Rosenblatt Collection

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $39.99
Release Date :  2014-09-16
Description :  Roger Rosenblatt Collection has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

11 Where We Stand

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2002-06-01
Description :  In these 30 essays, Roger Rosenblatt draws on his 27 years of reporting and commenting on America to reaffirm the core values of our complex and wonderful country. Famous for his ability to put wise and important ideas into witty and instructive prose, the prize-winning journalist and commentator provides comfort and resolve for Americans in a time of threat. With his charm and humor, Rosenblatt reminds us of the fundamental political and moral strengths of America. <br /><br />During the last 30 years, Rosenblatt believes, we have been living outside history in a bubble of wealth and power. The events of September 11, 2001, have given us a chance to reacquaint ourselves with what the country stands for and what it should become. If we have lost our way as a country, it is because we have lost sight of the idealism on which America was founded. The fundamentals of American justice and society are more than America's virtues—they are standards by which a civilization measures its worth.

12 Desayuno en familia

Author : Roger Rosenblatt & Jofre Homedes
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-02-13
Description :  El autor de esta formidable memoria describe cómo a través de la rutina consiguió superar la muerte repentina de su hija a los 38 años. Él y su mujer decidieron recuperar su rol de padres e irse a vivir con sus tres nietos –Jessica, de siete años, Sammy, de cinco, y Bubbies, de veinte meses– y su yerno Harris. Admirado por la fortaleza de este, y por la tenacidad y habilidad de su mujer, Ginny, Roger cumple con su principal tarea: convertir el desayuno con sus nietos en el momento más íntimo e instructivo del día.El día en que murió Amy, Harris les dijo a Ginny y Roger: «Es imposible». El relato de Roger explica lo que hace una familia para convertir en posible lo imposible.

13 Una nuova vita

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-05-27
Description :  È un giorno d’inizio dicembre quando Roger Rosenblatt, scrittore con un passato di giornalista di successo, riceve la sconcertante notizia della morte della figlia Amy, colpita da un infarto ad appena trentotto anni. Scossi dal dramma ma decisi a intervenire, Rosenblatt e la moglie si trasferiscono dal genero per aiutarlo a occuparsi dei tre bambini, Jessica e Sammy, di sei e quattro anni, e il piccolo James, di quattordici mesi. La convivenza quotidiana dei nonni con i nipoti, nata da una tragica fatalità, diventa un modo per imparare ad affrontare la perdita, partendo da gesti solo in apparenza ordinari, come preparare la colazione al mattino. Con questo memoir, che ha scalato le classifiche americane, Rosenblatt conduce il lettore in un percorso a ostacoli, doloroso ma emozionante, consegnandoci un libro toccante su tutto ciò per cui vale la pena di vivere.

14 An jedem neuen Morgen

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-03-11
Description :  Sammy mag morgens Vollmilch mit FrootLoops, Jessie ein Glas Sojamilch, Bobbies, der Jüngste, liebt Toast über alles. Roger Rosenblatt und seine Frau übernehmen den Haushalt ihrer Tochter Amy, als sie völlig unerwartet stirbt und ihren Mann sowie drei kleine Kinder hinterlässt. Die Großeltern versuchen, das Unfassbare für die Familie erträglich zu machen. Entscheidend dabei ist das Funktionieren des Alltags, sind die kleinen Pflichten, die Halt und dem Leben einen Sinn geben. Der innigste Moment des Tages ist das gemeinsame Frühstück, das der Großvater zubereitet, berühmt für seinen wunderbaren Toast. Als säßen wir mit ihm und seinen Enkeln am Tisch, begleiten uns Roger Rosenblatts kluge Beobachtungen und die von Liebe, Hingabe und Demut getragenen Gedanken. Ein schmerzhaft schönes Buch über das Glück, eine Familie zu haben.

15 Anything Can Happen

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Humor  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-05-10
Description :  <b>A look at the human comedy from a prize-winning writer who is “bright, funny and tells it like it is” (<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this insightful collection, an accomplished essayist and humorist offers a class in “Tyranny for Beginners;” warns about the snares of dinner parties; explains the mind-set of barbarians; suggests the perfect gift for Mother—a wildebeest—and tells what happens when his dog’s barking drives him to thoughts of murder.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Roger Rosenblatt forces us to laugh at the silliness of the world we have created, refocuses our minds on what really matters, and alerts us to the injustice and cruelty that lie just below the skin. A recipient of a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two Polk Awards, and the author of <i>Rules for Aging</i> and <i>Making Toast</i>, he offers an entertaining and enlightening read filled with his “trademark droll wit” (<i>Tulsa World</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The best thing about reading an essay by Rosenblatt is that he makes you think.” —<i>Town &amp; Country</i>

16 Il ragazzo detective

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-06-04
Description :  La Grande Mela raccontata da un illustre giornalista newyorkese, in un caleidoscopico libro a metà fra il baedeker e il racconto autobiografico, nel quale una passeggiata invernale per le vie di Manhattan diventa lo spunto per rievocare i tempi dell'infanzia newyorkese dell'autore e narrare le infinite storie della città. Un originale ritratto di New York, un viaggio nella memoria e fra le pieghe di una città in frenetica evoluzione, fervida e ispiratrice, immortalata dalla letteratura e dal cinema.



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