Health & Medicine Book Reviews

Released: Feb. 21, 2018

"A densely packed and richly empathetic revamping of the dieting world."
A debut guide strives to help women break out of the dieting trap. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A highly compelling, only occasionally overstated assessment of the role of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of mental health issues."
A history and personal exploration of psychotropic drugs and medical procedures for treating mental illness and depression. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Solid, timeless advice for parents who haven't read other books along these lines."
Why children need more control of their own lives and how to achieve it. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Well-researched, occasionally dense explanations of women's hormones and how they affect them on a regular basis."
All the latest findings on women's hormones and "a call to action for more information on…female brains and bodies." Read full book review >
IN FULL FLIGHT by John Heminway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fascinating story in an occasionally frustrating recounting."
How does one weigh past evils against future good deeds? This is the central question of this at times compelling, at times vexing biographical sketch. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"For those inclined to believe that the end is not nigh and who would like to keep up with recent science, this book is a…well, not a godsend, but a gift all the same."
The bomb? The plague? Trump? Not to worry; things are getting better. So writes eternal optimist Pinker (Psychology/Harvard Univ.; The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
DECARCERATING AMERICA by Ernest Drucker
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A unified and hopeful collection that should interest attorneys, activists, and open-minded law enforcement professionals."
An urgent anthology suggesting progressive approaches to ending the era of overimprisonment. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A candid and revealing portrait of a man and a nation in turmoil."
The story of an American physician who faced medical, personal, and cultural challenges at a hospital in Jerusalem. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Moving and informative stories of 'uncommonly intimate and enduring' interabled partnerships."
A collection of stories of interabled couples who navigate their issues with success. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Sobering reading for public health officials and infectious disease students and perhaps inspiration for would-be activists to get busy. For general readers: get your flu shot."
A veteran global health professional explores the methods for preventing pandemics, an ever present threat to humankind. Read full book review >
THE LEGAL FELONY by Abdelbaset  Youssef
Released: Jan. 29, 2018

"This work's fervent argument leaves little room for legal nuances or an analysis of the challenges facing doctors who treat chronic pain."
A physician suspended for prescribing opioids puts his case under the microscope in this debut book. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An astute, highly informative food exposé that educates without bias, leaving the culinary decision-making to readers."
A gastronomic study of the gradual integration of organic food choices into public consumption. 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 >