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A Bad Book Review Isn't the End of the World
A bad review is, of course, very uncomfortable to read. You can cry, have a few too many drinks, or get mad. A few authors take it with a grain of salt and let it go or at least, pretend to do so.
Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction
Eva Lesko Natiello
New York Times Bestselling Author of THE MEMORY BOX
It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.
Lindsay Lohan Bombs In Theatrical Debut
Lindsay Lohan temporarily left Hollywood for London’s West End, but it looks like it may not have been worth it.
College Professors Read Bad Online Reviews Of Themselves (VIDEO)
You've probably seen Jimmy Kimmel's brilliant segment where celebrities read mean Tweets about themselves. In a similar vein
You'll Never Believe Which Famous Authors Hated Each Other's Writing (INFOGRAPHIC)
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One Way Children's Book Creators Cope With Bad Online Reviews
Teacher, Writer, Critic
Last fall, author Marc Nobleman came up with the idea of "... a variation on a poetry slam at which kidlit/YA authors read aloud their most critical or absurd user reviews (from Amazon or Good Reads) for comic relief/catharsis."
4 Ways to Handle the Inevitable Negative Review
Negative reviews from unhappy customers, peeved ex-employees or close competitors are a challenge for local businesses, legitimate or not.
Why Bad Reviews are Good for Authors
Yes, irresponsible and unaccountable negativity is toxic to art, but cultivating and rewarding disingenuous praise is equally so. The responsibility for creating a more permissive environment for thoughtful negativity starts at the top.
VMA Reviews, 'Bachelorette' Critiques, 'The Words' Notices & More: Week In Ouch
What audiences are left with amounts to slim pickings: "The Cold Light of Day" and "The Words" are being raked over the critical
'Dancing With The Stars' All-Stars, 'The Watch,' 'Step Up Revolution' & More: The Week In Ouch
With the 2012 London Olympics in full-swing, chances are you might be glued to your TV screen all weekend watching Michael
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'Political Animals' Reviews, 'Ice Age 4,' The Offspring's New Album & More: The Week In Ouch
"'Political Animals' is junk," wrote Newsday's Verne Gay. "...It's a clanking, clattering collection of collagenous clinkers
'Katy Perry: Part Of Me' Reviews, 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' Chris Brown & More: The Week In Ouch
Katy Perry may be one of the most successful female artists of all time, movie critics aren't as enamored with the "Teenage
The Dumbest Book Reviews Of All Time
Pulitzer-winning reviewer Michael Dirda, who has been called "the most well-read man in America" said in an Ask Me Anything
'That's My Boy' Reviews, 'Rock Of Ages,' Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself' & More: The Week In Ouch
When it comes to Disney Pixar's "Brave," a second act plot twist left a sour taste in some critics' mouths. Have Pixar's
'Snow White And The Huntsman' Reviews, 'Prometheus' And Madonna: The Week In Ouch
Mirror mirror on the wall, is "Snow White and the Huntsman" really the fairest of them all? With a less-than-stellar 46 percent
'Men In Black 3' Reviews, 'Chernobyl Diaries,' 'Hemingway And Gellhorn' & More: The Week In Ouch
On Wednesday, "American Idol" crowned its new champion, Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old crooner from Georgia. However, not
'The Avengers,' 'Glee,' 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' And More: The Week In Ouch
"The Avengers" may be the "biggest superhero movie ever" but not every critic loved Joss Whedon's Marvel masterpiece. Just
'Roman Reloaded,' 'Wrath Of The Titans,' 'Brooklyn 11223' And More: The Week In Ouch
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which one of this week's reviews is the snarkiest of them all? That award might belong to "Mirror
'The Hunger Games,' Madonna's 'MDNA,' 'Bent' And More: The Week In Ouch
This week, critics from Entertainment Weekly to The New York Times and HitFix were left shaking their heads and sharpening
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