Gail Pool is a writer whose essays, book columns, and reviews have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. Her past work includes editing an arts magazine (which is still thriving), many years teaching Writing for Publication, and writing about travel. Born in New York City, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and winters in Sanibel, Florida, where, when she isn't writing, she spends her time reading, gardening, and observing the magnificent wildlife.
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Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America
by Gail Pool
Faint Praise, published in 2007, remains the only book to provide an in-depth analysis of traditional book reviewing in America. Exploring issues from publicity to bias, contrasting traditional reviewing with new alternatives, and weighing the inherent difficulties of reviewing against unacceptable practices, the book helps readers and authors to understand the field, and reviewers to improve it.
Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork
by Gail Pool
In this wry travel memoir, a fiasco of an anthropological field trip leaves the writer and her husband haunted by the Baining of New Guinea, a people who upend Western theories as well as the couple's young lives. Years later, they return to the jungle to make peace with this very different culture and their youthful past.
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