Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 209)

THE CLOCK OF AGES by John J. Medina
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"While no one has discovered a way to prevent aging and death, Medina ably brings together what we know about these inevitable processes and provides insight into possible avenues of future research. (47 line drawings)"
Aging is a universal human experience, yet even now a poorly understood one; Medina's book is an accessible summary of what we know. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Similar to but richer, more complex, and more revealing than It's Always Something, Gilda Radner's account of her losing battle with ovarian cancer. ($40,000 ad/promo)"
A feisty, smart, and articulate woman with everything to live for acknowledges the inevitability of her approaching death from cancer. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Required reading for medical students."
A detail-rich narrative of how one remarkably persistent woman prodded an apathetic, arrogant medical establishment into solving the mystery of Lyme disease. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

A dubious exploration of appetite as a metaphor in women's lives, from the author of When Food Is Love (1991), who conducts workshops on women, food, and self-esteem. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Nonetheless, a timely and thorough guide."
A psychiatrist offers an encouraging and informative report on sexual harassment today, in a book suited to both male and female readers. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Makes woefully clear the enormous task society faces in providing health care to the poor."
Disheartening, touching stories of a young doctor's two challenging years practicing family medicine at a clinic near a Philadelphia housing project. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"A bitter and ugly little book."
A resentful, angry woman shares her feelings about the sheer awfulness of taking care of a severely disabled husband. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"For those familiar with Benson's work, there's not much new here."
An elaboration, a rehash even, of Benson's Beyond the Relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Beliefs (1984). Read full book review >
INVENTING THE AIDS VIRUS by Peter H. Duesberg
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1996

"Four appendixes (not seen) include articles on HIV by Duesberg in scientific journals."
A well-credentialed scientist's hard-driving attack on the accepted view that AIDS is an infectious disease caused by HIV. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 1996

"Uninhibited, upbeat, and opinionated. (First serial to Cosmopolitan and Fitness; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A spirited account of how hormones influence gender differences and sexual behaviors, along with advice on how to take control of these potent biochemical forces. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1996

"The authors' warning may seem alarmist to many, but in view of the potential threat to humanity as a whole, it would be folly to ignore it. (Author tour)"
A new exposÇ points out the threat of chemical pollutants that mimic the hormones in our bodies, undercutting the natural cycles of growing organisms. Read full book review >
PIANO LESSONS by Noah Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1996

"Warm and fuzzy reading from a warm and fuzzy guy; just be happy that you don't have to hear him play. (Author tour)"
A report on surviving the midlife crisis while tickling the ivories. 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 >