Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A fascinating, persuasive case for demythologizing yoga and recognizing its true value to mind and body."
A fair, well-reasoned assessment of the many extraordinary claims made for yoga. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion on health-care reform."
With the assistance of investigative journalist Goldberg (The Final Act: The Dramatic, Revealing Story of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group, 1988, etc.), Brawley (Medicine/Emory Univ.), chief medical scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, delivers a scathing indictment of the American medical system. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"This book is like the doctor of old—white coat, black bag, stethoscope—ready to counsel from broad experience. So listen and act."
Preventative care for your cardiac plumbing, and steps to rectify what has gone amiss, from heart surgeon Gillinov and cardiologist Nissen. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Leleux sweeps readers from New York to Texas to rural Tennessee on a family pilgrimage—an understated work that highlights the emotional rewards of caring for a loved one."
A memoir of Alzheimer's during its final stages and of a family's attempt to provide support for a spirited grandmother whose changed outlook allowed a vital relationship to move from estrangement to reconciliation. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An inspiring story of a woman who participated in 'one of the greatest revolutions in history'—and is still at the forefront of the struggle."
A searingly honest debut memoir by a leader in the fight for a woman's right to "legally gain and exercise reproductive choice—the power of life and death." Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Timely and informative. Where was so clear an explication during the health-care brouhaha on Capitol Hill?"
A cartoon-driven examination of what's wrong with the American way of health care—and why the legislative reform of 2010 was necessary. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Zaslow's profile of the bridal shop, from the geopolitics of dressmaking to the effects of TV shows like Bridezillas, is almost as riveting as the bridal tales."
Wall Street Journal columnist Zaslow (The Girls from Ames, 2009, etc.) delivers an emotive excursion through the world of parents and daughters and the state of marriage in the United States. Read full book review >
BROTHERS (& ME) by Donna Britt
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"A probing psychological exploration that delves to rarely tapped depths."
An African-American woman's plight to properly grieve for her murdered brother while untangling her own psychological hang-ups. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A profoundly human book that touches readers with a rare and healing candor."
With poignant simplicity and heartbreaking humility, recently deceased psychiatrist Servan-Schreiber (Anticancer: A New Way of Life, 2008, etc.) recounts the events of the year preceding his final battle with brain cancer. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A compassionate celebration of the human spirit that doesn't gloss over tough realities."
Freelance sportswriter and motivational speaker Garlett (What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders that Changed Sports History, 2009, etc.) writes with humor and brutal honesty about his 17-year battle to defeat cancer. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A useful contribution as the country moves forward with the implementation of health-care reform."
Starr provides a roadmap to the evolution of the health-care debate, a profile of participants and an explanation and interpretation of ideological jargon in a readable way. Read full book review >
[SIC] by Joshua Cody
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A celebration of the senses, the arts and life itself, within what the author terms 'a story about God and vomiting.'"
Occasionally overwritten but powerfully provocative memoir about death and drugs that is likely to attract a lot of attention. 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 >