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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is a film critic for The New York Post and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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  • Al Franken: Still Not Funny

    By Kyle | August 9, 2017

    A look at Al Franken’s woeful Senate memoir confirms it: After all these years, he still isn’t funny. More here.

    Topics: Books | 4 Comments »

    My First Week at National Review

    By Kyle | April 14, 2017

    I started at National Review on Monday, April 10, and spent the entire day getting hooked up with software systems. Then I leaped into action with….

    a look at liberal fascism in Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle,” the movie version of which stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson and is coming in two weeks…..

    an appreciation of Paul McCartney’s great 1989 album, “Flowers in the Dirt” on the occasion of its reissue….

    a review of “The Lost City of Z,” a weird attempt to graft multicultural sensitivity concerns onto cannibalism…

    an explanation why Netflix’s “The Crown” is a glorious defense of Burkina conservatism,

    Topics: Books, Movies, Music, TV | 15 Comments »

    What If Pretentiousness Were a Good Thing?

    By Kyle | August 15, 2016

    The case for pretension as a way we learn to be better people, in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

    Why “White Trash” Voters Love Trump

    By Kyle | August 1, 2016

    A look at hillbilly culture and how it aligns perfectly with Trump’s message. A double Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | No Comments »

    Don’t Apologize, Gay Talese

    By Kyle | April 7, 2016

    The eminent journalist has exactly zero to apologize for. More in a column.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

    Top Bush Diplomat Speaks Out About Iraq

    By Kyle | March 21, 2016

    In a new memoir, “The Envoy,” Bush’s ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq speaks out about how much we should blame Bush — and Obama — for what happened. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 6 Comments »

    The Hillary Clinton Children’s Book

    By Kyle | February 1, 2016

    …and what it tells us about the failing cult of Hillary. A column.

    Topics: Books | 4 Comments »

    “The Silo Effect”

    By Kyle | September 14, 2015

    How compartmentalization affects organizations, and how to defeat it. More in a Sunday column about Gillian Tett’s new book.

    Topics: Books | 1 Comment »

    On Prison Reform

    By Kyle | September 8, 2015

    In my Sunday column, I take a look at the case of a Missouri state senator who went to jail for crimes stemming from mailing a postcard. Madness.

    Topics: Books | 16 Comments »

    F*ck Feelings

    By Kyle | August 24, 2015

    A psychiatrist advises you to f*ck self esteem, f*ck fairness and f*ck feelings. The way forward is to realize that life is never going to be perfect. My Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

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