Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 208)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 14, 1995

"Close to being a sermon, but redeemed by its brisk and lively style."
From President Carter's secretary of health, education, and welfare, a clarion call for a cultural revolution in how we think about health. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 10, 1995

A cogently narrated personal exploration of the pain of raising black boys in a society that the author sees as fearing black men and indifferent to their survival. Read full book review >

LIFE AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT by Robin Skynner
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Child'' and insisted on heavy editing and strong shaping, this work might have moved beyond self-help mediocrity."
You'd think Monty Python creator Cleese tackling health, happiness, and life after death would make for hilarious reading. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Rosenberg reviews all the findings about food and specific bodily breakdowns in alphabetical order from acne (no, chocolate doesn't aggravate it) to vaginal yeast infection (yes, yogurt does work—but not the frozen kind). (First printing of 250,000)"
Writer Jane Stern, that tireless observer of American fads and fancies, recently noted that today's puritan eating obsessions represent a new culinary idea: Food is medicine. Read full book review >
HOSPITAL by Sydney Lewis
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A mountain of raw material out of which a useful book could have been shaped."
In her debut, Studs Terkel protÇgÇe Lewis fumbles an attempt to create a portrait of Chicago's Cook County Hospital by recording the voices of its staff and a few patients. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A solid use of provocative historical cases to raise new questions in the contemporary child-care debates, but with its rough style and chaotically veering judgments, it doesn't provide answers."
An intriguing but weakly argued introduction to an underexplored subject. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Fascinating reading for doctors and patients alike."
Some surprising answers to questions about why our bodies are designed the way they are and why we get the diseases we do. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Non-devotees of the New Age and nonreaders of Markides's previous efforts are apt to be left out in the cold as the current volume approaches its own hidden wisdom in nearly content-free language."
Further ruminations concerning the mysticism, knowledge, and nature of ultimate reality add little to previous volumes by the same author. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An articulate and cautiously optimistic defense of medical research. (Illustrations, not seen)"
An unpedantic look at the extent to which the ``quiet art'' of healing is based on scientific research, by a professor concerned about the growing public disillusionment with modern medicine. Read full book review >
A STROKE OF GENIUS by Paul West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The mind-body problem West (Love's Mansion, 1992, etc.) confronts in this pugnacious memoir owes more to Hippocrates than to Descartes. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"And what if your kid bangs in the 14th month instead of the 13h, where it's listed here? (First printing of 200,000; author tour)"
The bestselling mother-and-daughters team that told baby boomers in great detail what to expect when they were expecting (1984) and what to expect in the first year (not reviewed), now inundate parents again with this guide to years two and three. Read full book review >
LATE LOVE by Eileen Simpson
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 2, 1994

"Welcome and generally useful information for the growing number of men and women contemplating partnerships after 60. (Author tour)"
An informal exploration of romantic love and marriage among those usually considered old enough to know better. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >