Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 211)

NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
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 >

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >
DOC by R.E. Losee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1994

"As a memoirist, he's just fine; as a physician, we could use a few more thousand just like him. (Photos, not seen)"
Disarming tales from a frontier doctor, an appealing old coot who actually considers himself a mere mortal. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Fluidly written, sexy, probing, personally revealing, and wise."
Tisdale (Stepping Westward, 1991, etc.) leads an enthusiastic amateur's tour through sex in America (with a few brief forays abroad). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Much of the data used in the book comes out of the Rosalynn Carter Institute at Georgia Southwestern College. (Author tour)"
The former First Lady (First Lady from Plains, 1984, etc.) offers advice, support, and pats on the back for all those who feed, clothe, bathe, and comfort sick friends and relatives, for those who insert the feeding tubes and empty the bedpans. Read full book review >
'YOU'RE OKAY, IT'S JUST A BRUISE' by Robert Huizenga
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Fans looking for something to pass the time between autumn Sundays could do a lot worse than read this no-punches-pulled tell- all. (First printing of 60,000; author tour)"
The former internist for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders tells it like it is in this engaging muckraker's guide to the business of pro football. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While keeping Stierle's story within the context of the larger AIDS tragedy, Solway's plain, measured prose makes clear the personal and professional magnitude of this individual loss. (Author tour)"
A sensitive biography of a young dancer/choreographer who died of AIDS just two days after his first two dances premiered at the Joffrey Ballet in March 1991. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite this collection's title, Feinberg is no Hunter S. Thompson, but he does have an effective, biting edge."
Feinberg's reflections on AIDS are often annoying and mediocre, frequently witty, and sometimes deeply disturbing. 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 >