Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Heart's comprehensive exploration of the female sexual experience will be a poignant guide for women of all ages."
Heart (My Sweet Wild Dance, 2009, etc.) guides women through orgasm with thoroughness and sincerity. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Highly recommended for anyone interested in the vital issues of this 'biological century.'"
An eminent bioethicist presents a nuanced survey of the fraught politics of science in 21st-century America. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Brings the higher path down to Earth with refreshing honesty."
A smoker from Seattle heads to Bali to train as a yoga teacher, providing an entertaining voice to her doubts and inner rebellion. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Good advice and encouraging analysis for dyslexics, parents, teachers or anyone interested in the endless possibilities of the mind."
Groundbreaking theory for the positive potential of dyslexia. Read full book review >
HOW TO LOVE AN AMERICAN MAN by Kristine Gasbarre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Chick-lit-alicious."
In this fun but also moving debut memoir, Gasbarre tells the story of how she "boomeranged" back home to help care for the newly widowed grandmother who unexpectedly became her "ideal relationship guru." Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Delightfully transports readers into the kitchens and the spirits of the villagers' longstanding customs."
A small Italian village's secret to the Fountain of Youth. Read full book review >
COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME by Jim Dent
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A superb work that paints the resilient athlete as a fierce competitor and an unforgettable sportsman."
Heartfelt biography of a Texas football star whose life was cut short by cancer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Purportedly Holroyd's 'last book,' this is an elegant literary study by a seasoned biographer and wonderfully engaging writer."
An elegiac work of literary archaeology by the knighted British biographer of Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey. Read full book review >
PRIME TIME by Jane Fonda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An inspirational and highly informative guide to living the second half of life with enthusiasm and buoyancy."
Now in her early 70s, celebrity icon Fonda (My Life So Far, 2006, etc.) is embracing what she refers to as Stage Three of life. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A tragic, inspirational and enlightening memoir."
The story of a four-legged superhero named Roselle, who led her owner out of the ruins of the World Trade Center. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Speedy and efficient weight-loss tips for readers on the go."
An Australia-based exercise physiologist with a background in aerobics instruction provides insight into the ways that weight loss, relaxation and fitness goals can be achieved simultaneously—and in a jiffy. Read full book review >
UNWASTED by Sacha Z. Scoblic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A dryly witty, spirited memoir of an abandoned life of drink and what it might have cost."
The affinity of writers to liquor is legendary, even a cliché. Departing from the usual, New York Times columnist Scoblic presents a memoir of her happy sobriety. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >