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A Bad Book Review Isn't the End of the World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Kristen Houghton

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 | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

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.

College Professors Read Mean Reviews Of Themselves

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

You've probably seen Jimmy Kimmel's brilliant segment where celebrities read mean Tweets about themselves. In a similar vein, The Peak, the studen...

Classic Authors Who Suck, According To Other Classic Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Home

Do you hate negative book reviews? Try telling that to Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, or any of these famous authors who have trashed their fellow writers...

One Way Children's Book Creators Cope With Bad Online Reviews

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Monica Edinger

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

Jay Gierak | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Jay Gierak

Negative reviews from unhappy customers, peeved ex-employees or close competitors are a challenge for local businesses, legitimate or not.

Are Bad Reviews Good For Authors?

Stephanie Sun | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home
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Stephanie Sun

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.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment

Curious as to why the multiplex is so empty this weekend? Because Warner Bros. was initially set to release "Gangster Squad" on this date, but moved t...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

With the 2012 London Olympics in full-swing, chances are you might be glued to your TV screen all weekend watching Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go h...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment

Sigourney Weaver is certainly the queen of science-fiction, but how will she fare in the political arena? The "Alien" star leads USA's summer six-part...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 07.06.2012 | Entertainment

Katy Perry may be one of the most successful female artists of all time, movie critics aren't as enamored with the "Teenage Dream" singer as music wri...

Dumbest Book Reviews Ever?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

Anton Ego, the curmudgeonly food reviewer in Ratatouille, notably says, "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a p...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment

Adam Sandler is back to his raunchy, R-rated ways, but are critics -- and audiences -- ready for it? "'That’s My Boy' is one of the most disgust...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment

Mirror mirror on the wall, is "Snow White and the Huntsman" really the fairest of them all? With a less-than-stellar 46 percent rating on Rotten T...

From 'Men In Black 3' To 'American Idol': The Week's Harshest Reviews

Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment

On Wednesday, "American Idol" crowned its new champion, Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old crooner from Georgia. However, not everyone was pleased with P...

From 'The Avengers' To 'Glee': The Week's Most BRUTAL Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment

"The Avengers" may be the "biggest superhero movie ever" but not every critic loved Joss Whedon's Marvel masterpiece. Just ask The New York Times film...

From Nicki's New Album To 'Mirror Mirror,' The Week's Most Brutal Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which one of this week's reviews is the snarkiest of them all? That award might belong to "Mirror Mirror," the romantic co...

From 'The Hunger Games' To Madonna's 'MDNA': The Most Brutal Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment

While it may seem like everyone is going gaga for "The Hunger Games" -- unless, of course, you're one of these people who have no idea what the movie ...