Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 211)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"First-rate science for the nonscientist that's certain to reduce stress—at least during the time spent reading it. (Forty- two illustrations—not seen)"
Entertaining explanation of how stress affects the body and what we can do to counteract its effects. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"But her real purpose here isn't to prescribe or analyze deeply—it's just to hold the mirror up to marriage, which she does with good nature and her trademark wit. (Thirty-fived b&w photographs; ten line drawings)"
A sassy gazetteer by Barreca (English and Feminist Theory/Univ. of Connecticut; They Used To Call Me Snow White, 1991) that explores the modern matrimonial state from all angles, kicking up plenty of facts, fictions, and jokes along the way. Read full book review >

HOW TO HANDLE TROUBLE by John Carmody
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Reliable counsel for sufferers everywhere."
Veteran author Carmody (Religion/University of Tulsa; Contemporary Catholic Theology, 1980, etc.) delivers a soft- spoken primer on how to deal with times of crisis. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A touching portrayal of the plight of women forced to give up their babies—although Jones's solution seems inadequately considered. (First serial to New Woman)"
Candid, often moving report on the experiences of some 70 women who gave up their babies for adoption. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Persuasive, straightforward, and worthy of attention in the ongoing national debate."
Crisp, clear analysis of health care—from the perspective of a businessman who applies a systems approach and focuses on the financial incentives that drive the system. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Kreidman, having inflamed the passions of men and women in Light Her Fire (1990) and Light His Fire (1989), now sets her sights on couples with children, advising them on how to keep love and lust alive amid the draining and humdrum duties of parenthood, jobs, and home management. ``Ten Second Kisses''; red light bulbs in the bedroom; quickies in the garage while you and your mate take out the garbage together; confidential envelopes sealed with heart stickers delivered to his office—these are the sort of incendiary suggestions that Kreidman proffers. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Physician Dossey (Medicine and Meaning, 1991, etc.) continues to probe links between medicine and spirituality in this popular study of the healing power of prayer. Read full book review >
MAGGIE by John Sanford
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >
OLD FRIENDS by Tracy Kidder
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Rich detail and true-to-the-ear dialogue let the brave and determined elderly speak for themselves—and for the continually surprising potential of the human spirit."
An eloquent account, neither bitter nor saccharine, of daily life in a nursing home. Read full book review >
NOT GUILTY by David Thomas
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Less sensational than the Farrell and unlikely to equal its readership; still, Thomas's reasonable voice adds weight and credibility to what looks to be a growing political awareness in the men's movement—with similar books probably not far behind."
If Warren Farrell's The Myth of Male Power (p. 763) was a broadside barrage against perceived political excesses of feminism, then Thomas's first book—urbane, witty (as befits the work of a former Punch editor), low-key—continues the battle on the diplomatic front. Read full book review >
UP AT OXFORD by Ved Mehta
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"First Class degree give it a bittersweet, sometimes slightly forced, quality."
An engaging memoir of life at Oxford University in the 50's, by the prolific—and blind—Indian-born Mehta (The Stolen Light, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 3, 1993

"Anyone interested in menopause should turn instead to Gail Sheehy's The Silent Passage or Germaine Greer's The Change. (Illustrations)"
Given the title, as well as the neo-Castanedan spiritual odyssey that the author has undertaken in the past (Shakkai, 1992; The Woman of Wyrrd, 1990; etc.), Andrews's newest journey is ironically physical, even clinical, seeming to contradict her own thesis that a spiritual awakening compensates for the physical losses occasioned by menopause. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >