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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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  • Chicken Littles vs. Reality

    By Kyle | August 17, 2015

    In my Sunday column, a look at “The End of Doom,” in which Ronald Bailey takes apart various forms of doom-mongering.

    Topics: Books | 3 Comments »

    Don’t Get Mad, Get Happy

    By Kyle | July 20, 2015

    Conservatives need to master the art of speaking with our hearts, notes Arthur C. Brooks in a new book. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 6 Comments »

    Addiction Is Not a Disease

    By Kyle | July 13, 2015

    And treating it as such does alcoholics and drug addicts no favors. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 1 Comment »

    African-American Sniper

    By Kyle | January 18, 2015

    In my Sunday column, a look at Army Ranger Nicholas Irving and his more than 30 confirmed kills.

    Topics: Books | 1 Comment »

    Lies, Damned Lies and ObamaCare

    By Kyle | November 17, 2014

    Why ObamaCare is the mother of all lies — in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 6 Comments »

    How CBS Covers for Obama

    By Kyle | October 27, 2014

    Sharyl Attkisson’s blockbuster new book “Stonewalled” reveals how CBS brass steered her away from doing stories damaging to the Obama administration during the last few weeks of the 2012 campaign, and is full of juicy tidbits such as the demand by one supervisor that conservative analysts be referred to as conservative analysts, whereas liberal analysts were simply “analysts.” More in my Sunday column. And do read the book.

    UPDATE: My colleague Bruce Golding has a followup today about Attkisson’s discovery that a government entity had bugged her computer.

    Topics: Books | 8 Comments »

    Dilbert Creator’s Secrets of Success

    By Kyle | October 26, 2014

    Scott Adams has a surprisingly interesting book out about what he learned on the way to becoming extremely rich. “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big” is the subject of my bonus Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 2 Comments »

    “How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life”

    By Kyle | October 6, 2014

    Economist Russ Roberts, the co-creator of those hilarious Keynes-Hayek rap videos and the host of the EconTalk podcast, has a book out about Adam Smith’s “Theory of Moral Sentiments,” which is often held up as a contrast to Smith’s “Wealth of Nations.” But is it? More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | No Comments »

    The War on the Middle Class

    By Kyle | September 29, 2014

    If the middle class is getting crushed, who is doing the crushing? More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 4 Comments »

    Ivy League Produces Excellent Sheep

    By Kyle | September 2, 2014

    Is that such a bad thing? More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 1 Comment »

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