Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 208)

MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS by Hope Edelman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Many women will find this book painful, but it's reassuring to have the company of others when dealing with the complex emotions and lifelong effects of a mother's loss."
According to the testimony in this oddly comforting volume, women never get over missing dead or absent mothers, whether they were 2 or 22 or even 52 at the time of loss. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Despite stylistic flaws, a valuable resource on the politics of women's health."
In Unequal Treatment, Nechas and Foley (Women's Encyclopedea of Health and Emotional Healing, not reviewed) argue that bias against women in medical research and practice has had a detrimental, often deadly, effect on women's health. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"One long kvetch that health care reformers can safely ignore."
A collection of doctor-bashing stories and gripes about medical care compiled by a father-son team in the health care industry. Read full book review >
GARDENING IN CLAY by Ronald O. Valdiserri
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Gardening in Clay has moments of insight, but its sentimentality and lack of subtlety hinder it from a more profound engagement with its subject."
A sometimes moving but often frustratingly evasive collection of meditations on AIDS by a physician who has lost his twin brother to the disease. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 27, 1994

"Light and lively fare—containing just enough facts to satisfy."
A bright, breezy, and opinionated look at how the Food and Drug Administration has handled and mishandled its job in the past decade. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 27, 1994

"Ultimately, though, the book is imbalanced and unconvincing, despite its passion."
An useful though biased and histrionic account of the adopted person's struggle to form ``an authentic sense of self.'' Lifton (Lost and Found, 1979; Twice Born, 1975) continues to explore the struggles and journeys of adopted people. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 27, 1994

"Pool captures the resourcefulness of the researchers, the voices of those who made the discoveries and tested them in their own lives."
Through shrewdly selected examples and engaging interviews with researchers, science journalist Pool (Science, Discover, Nature, etc.) assembles a convincing argument to explain the biological basis of sexual differences. Read full book review >
ADVERSE REACTIONS by Thomas Maeder
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 26, 1994

"Meticulously researched and documented; a valuable addendum to the literature on drug safety."
Intense scrutiny of the rise and fall of the antibiotic chloramphenicol (trade name: Chloromycetin) that raises tough questions about the marketing and use of drugs. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: April 14, 1994

"In all, provocative and accomplished."
Stacey, a magazine journalist, contends that Americans have become paranoid about food, especially about fat, and that our fears have taken the pleasure out of eating. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 13, 1994

"Sexist advice more suited to old-fashioned women's magazines. (First serial to Parade)"
Pop psychologist Brothers', (Widowed, 1990; The Successful Woman, 1988) easy-answer tactics for women suffering from low self- esteem are unlikely to help those who are in serious trouble. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 6, 1994

"A convincing case for the necessity of exposing children to nature, sometimes marred by the authors' narrow vision and smug tone. (10 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
Meditations and personal anecdotes from naturalists/hiking buddies/fathers Nabhan (Gathering the Desert, 1985) and Trimble. ``Children do need wildness,'' the authors argue: not just trees and grass, but open, unpeopled places, where they can ``nibble on icicles and watch ants...lie back and contemplate clouds and chickadees.'' As parents, we should provide our young with ``direct exposure to a variety of wild plants and animals,'' including the less cuddly types, like snakes and lizards. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 4, 1994

Based on years of experience as professional matchmakers, the Wingos present advice, backed up by case histories, for those seeking committed relationships. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >