Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

STRANGER HERE by Jen Larsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Raw vulnerability and rigorous emotional honesty make this weight-loss memoir compelling and memorable."
An arresting memoir about the author's experience with weight-loss surgery. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Shea's narrative derives its true power from the eloquence and intelligence with which he illuminates a world that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
The moving, poignant account of how a brilliant lawyer came to terms with the midlife discovery of his own partial deafness. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-written, powerful book."
A former New York Times senior editor's poignant, enlightening memoir of hearing loss. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A relatable, even-keeled, well-written account of the struggles and triumphs of infertility treatment."
A lesbian couple faces infertility in the midst of a historic moment in California's marriage-equality movement. Read full book review >
Move With Balance: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body by Karen Anne Peterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"An engaging, useful guidebook for seniors who want to maintain their senses of balance—and balance their senses."
A nicely packaged, highly original instructional guide for seniors that blends exercises for body and mind. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"As health care becomes more complex and political, this book provides clear direction toward better care."
A comprehensive guide to improving doctor-patient relations through empowering patients to take an active role in their care. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An illuminating revelation of the unfamiliar."
A woman's compelling memoir of her unusual career. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Highly readable presentation of one businessman's solution, likely to provoke discussion if not agreement."
A media executive's take on our health care system's flaws and plan for a totally different approach. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded."
A fully functional sports manual focused on the awareness and prevention of common athletic injuries. Read full book review >
Meet Me Where I Am by Mary Ann Drummond
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"This slim little gem offers a humane, intelligent alternative way to care for Alzheimer's patients."
Drummond (I Choose to Remember, 2013) offers a smart, highly effective guide to caring for Alzheimer's patients. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A well-researched, smartly written self-help book that encourages readers to achieve their ideal shape."
Meine (Ideal Shape for Life, 2012), a certified hypnotherapist specializing in weight loss, writes persuasively about helping dieters harness the power of their minds to change negative behaviors. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"This broad approach toward harnessing our 'negative capability' deserves wide readership; the author's nonprescriptive message has the potential to effect genuine, lasting changes for people who find happiness just out of reach."
A fascinating, wide-ranging exploration of negativity, positivity, failure, success and what it means to be happy. 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 >