Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 209)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 31, 1994

"Women Who Hurt Themselves should be helpful to mental health professionals who work with female trauma survivors, though some of its generalities should be taken with caution."
Women Who Hurt Themselves explores the suffering of women who reenact childhood trauma, particularly abuse or neglect, through self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER by Gayle Feldman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 23, 1994

"Feldman makes up for that generation's silence by talking with simple honesty, without self-pity, about her three weeks in hell."
The moving memoir of a woman who discovered she had breast cancer when she was eight months pregnant—and the same age as her mother was when she died of breast cancer in her 40s. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 22, 1994

"A conservative argument against increasing government regulation and bureaucratization of American medicine in the tradition of such free-market thinkers as Milton Friedman."
A formulaic, if impassioned, Rx by the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, whose answer to runaway medical costs and uneven care is to put patients, not health care managers, back in the driver's seat. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 16, 1994

Practical advice by psychotherapist Halpern (How to Break Your Addition to a Person, 1982) on how to end a bad relationship and expand your capacity to have a good one. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 9, 1994

"A much-needed resource for any woman whose partner is one of the 50 million American men experiencing sexual difficulties."
The director of New York City's Center for Sexual Recovery attacks ignorance about normal sexual functioning that causes men to panic and women to blame themselves when intercourse goes off course. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 1994

"Despite sometimes simplistic or redundant prose and occasional lapses in clarity and consistency (new money types not covered in the original quiz keep cropping up), this should be a useful aid for both individuals and couples to resolve their money conflicts."
A thoughtful, thorough workbook designed by a psychotherapist who has been leading seminars on the subject since 1982. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 3, 1994

"Cogent arguments crisply presented."
A clear warning that the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains means big trouble ahead, and a multifaceted plan of action for dealing with the problem. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Revealing, realistic, and refreshingly jargon-free."
A practical, thoroughly sensible approach to weight control written with authority and insight. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Historians will, rightly, be skeptical of many of Grant's far- fetched comparisons and rash generalizations, but Sexing the Millennium does make a provocative, passionate, and entertaining contribution to current sexual debates."
In her first book, British journalist Linda Grant has written a lively and anecdotally rich account of sexual revolutions past and present. Read full book review >
THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS by Paul E. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A chilling study in social psychology, this volume explores the dark energies behind leaders such as Jim Jones and David Koresh and the needs they exploit."
Combining rare narrative skills and historical detail, Johnson (History/Univ. of Utah) and Wilentz (History/Princeton) recreate the fascinating tale of a false prophet and his misguided followers in New York in the 1820s and '30s. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Now what are we to do about them?"
A scathing indictment of America's foster care and adoption systems. Read full book review >
A WHOLE NEW LIFE by Reynolds Price
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"This is the story of a man who watches his first self die, and in place of it, a new self created; a story of resurrection, of transformation; a story of hope."
This slim volume chronicles Reynolds Price's four years with ``the eel,'' his name for the ten-inch long tumor that was found enmeshed in his spinal chord during his 51st year. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >