Health & Medicine Book Reviews

THE WARNER BOYS by Curt Warner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A touching and at times traumatic family story, but always positive and told with love."
Surviving and thriving as a family with autistic twins. Read full book review >
HUNGOVER by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2018

"A sharp, entertaining foray into one of civilization's most ancient and agonizing quandaries."
An investigation of one of the primary downsides of alcohol that has forever plagued and puzzled the world's drinkers: the common hangover. Read full book review >

INSOMNIA by Marina Benjamin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A vivid portrayal of wakefulness that will strike a chord of recognition in many readers."
A writer who can't sleep muses on the human craving for oblivion. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A well-informed and only occasionally overreaching consideration of a broad, complicated topic; a worthwhile read for anyone with anxieties about food."
An exploration of eating issues in relation to our body image-obsessed culture. Read full book review >
THE MYSTERY OF THE EXPLODING TEETH by Thomas Morris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Amusing and often painful items best taken in small doses."
A Ripley-esque collection of "compellingly disgusting, hilarious, or downright bizarre" medical oddities. Read full book review >

ONE BY ONE by Nicholas Bush
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Bush means to make a statement about addiction and the desolation that provokes it, but in the end, he can't quite make the necessary case."
A personal account of America's opioid epidemic through the lens of a single family. Read full book review >
AMERICAN OVERDOSE by Chris McGreal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A well-rendered, harrowing book about dire circumstances."
A deftly researched account of America's opioid epidemic. Read full book review >
GOTHAM GIRL INTERRUPTED by Alisa Kennedy Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Like a candid conversation with an amusing friend, this is a surprisingly funny look at a clinically humorless disorder."
Through humor and horror, a blogger, copywriter, and screenwriter pulls back the curtain on the uncertain world of an epileptic. Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE THE SKY by Catharine H. Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A tender, love-filled story of how one woman dealt with the loss of a young child."
A mother's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A readable survey of the emerging field of immunotherapy in cancer treatment."
Imagine a vaccine that could cure cancer. As this book reports, that possibility may not be far off. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Of course we must chlorinate our water, wash our hands, get vaccinated, and so on, Dunn argues persuasively and entertainingly. But we also need to relax and cultivate biodiversity for the good of all life on Earth."
A paean to biodiversity by a biologist who sees salvation in cultivating life's infinite variety. Read full book review >
SUICIDAL by Jesse Bering
Released: Nov. 5, 2018

"Bering illuminates a murky, misunderstood human quandary with compassion, confessional honesty, and academic perception."
A coherent, relevant look at the psychological secrets of suicide. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >