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. Find an alphabetical listing of The New York Post's recent film reviews here.
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
With all due respect, the worst gift I’ve seen anyone given at graduation is a new car–but only with the down payment made. In other words, the new grad gets to make big car payments right away when they’d probably be much better off with a decent (and paid off) used car.
But that Dr. Seuss book is a close second. I’m glad I’m not the only one who loathes that book.
What do you expect from a culture in which “Everything I Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” is a bestseller? If we learned everything we needed to know at age 5, why not keep reading Dr. Seuss books well into our 20s?
IMHO, every college graduate should be given (if not issued) two books: The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, and The Millionaire Next Door. I read both of them shortly after graduation, and they helped me break away from a lot of the liberal indoctrination I got in college.
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