Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

OH THE GLORY OF IT ALL by Sean Wilsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2005

"Honest to a fault, richly veined with indelible images: a monumental piece of work."
A founding McSweeney's editor tells about his privileged and impressively troubled young years, with surprisingly few missteps on a well-worn path. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 9, 2005

"Vivid writing and impressive documentation in a powerful indictment of a system in need of immediate repair."
An investigative journalist digs into the chilling story of how degraded, expired, contaminated and diluted medicines are being sold to American pharmacies and hospitals. Read full book review >

THEM by Francine du Plessix Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2005

"Famous names and juicy stories, served up with literary elegance."
Distinguished journalist, novelist and biographer du Plessix Gray (Simone Weil, 2001, etc.) turns her descriptive and analytic powers to the legendary lives of her glamorous, Russian-born mother and stepfather. Read full book review >
THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story."
An account of growing up nomadic, starry-eyed, and dirt poor in the '60s and '70s, by gossip journalist Walls (Dish, 2000). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 28, 2005

"The more who read Barasch, the better the world will be. Inspiring and encouraging. (bibliography, endnotes)"
What we know about kindness: a wide-ranging travelogue from a Western Buddhist's journeys among the caring ones. Read full book review >

MY LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES by James Atlas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2005

"Arresting, thought-provoking, frightening, glorious."
Long-time literary journalist Atlas (Bellow, 2000, etc.) contemplates life and death in 11 poignant essays that chronicle the trials of growing older. Read full book review >
THE SHOOTING by Kemp Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Sparely written, often casual, but powerful."
From award-winning journalist Powers, a debut memoir considering a youth lost to a firearms accident. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Perceptive, thoughtful—and thought-provoking—with abundant moments of insight."
Intensely personal essays explore autobiography as a means of creative self-examination. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 11, 2004

"Roiling, confrontational family portrait."
A tenaciously engaged memoir from Levine (Harmful to Minors, 2002, etc.) about her relationship with her parents as her father drifts deeper and deeper into Alzheimer's. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Informative and thoroughly enjoyable science history."
Veteran journalist and author Lax (Woody Allen, 1991, etc.) takes a revealing look back at the time when world-altering science was done on a shoestring, bringing to brilliant life the story of the first great antibiotic. Read full book review >
NAME ALL THE ANIMALS by Alison Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Powerful, unsentimental, candid, and moving."
An impressive debut memoir of grief and growing up. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >