Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

FOOD & COOKING
Released: June 2, 2011

"Deserves a space on the brave new bookshelf of conscious eating."
A compelling call-to-arms on the sins of the commercial food industry combined with a how-to guide on dieting without deprivation. Read full book review >
MEDITATION by Ian Gawler
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 2, 2011

"Regardless of religious beliefs or life situations, any reader would benefit from the Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM) techniques clearly outlined here."
In a world of overextended schedules and stress-induced headaches, Gawler (You Can Conquer Cancer, 2007, etc.) and Bedson (The Complete Family Guide to Natural Healing, 2005) offer techniques for achieving peace. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Gruesomely fascinating."
Having written magazine articles on subjects like the buccaneer business model of Somali pirates and the dark side of overseas adoptions, Wired contributing editor Carney expands on time spent in India, Europe and America examining the illegal "red" marketplace for trafficked human body parts. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Recommended for those who need meal-by-meal guidance and aren't willing to forgo their favorite foods—the perfect marriage of medical knowledge and gourmet cooking."
A diet plan that focuses on what you can eat, not what you can't. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"An inspirational story for anyone, especially those living with Parkinson's."
Renowned bicycle racer and founder of the Davis Phinney Foundation gives the gift of life. Read full book review >

THE GREATER JOURNEY by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"A gorgeously rich, sparkling patchwork, eliciting stories from diaries and memoirs to create the human drama McCullough depicts so well."
An ambitious, wide-ranging study of how being in Paris helped spark generations of American genius. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 24, 2011

"Factual, informative and empowering."
A comprehensive "evidence based" guide on exercise, health and performance for aspiring athletes and pros alike. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"A balm for those seeking a new way to heal from loss."
An intimate, metaphor-rich guide for directing grief into a hero's journey. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 10, 2011

"A well-researched, amusing recollection of one family's offbeat holiday trek to the naughty nooks of Europe."
A travel journalist's search for pornographic relics, subversive texts and sinful sites becomes the itinerary for his family's European vacation. Read full book review >
INNOCENT SPOUSE by Carol Ross Joynt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Excellent recounting of the author's lost decade, during which she rebuilt her life, became self-sufficient and found peace following her husband's deceit."
Following her loving husband's unexpected death, TV producer Joynt came face-to-face with her mate's secret life. The fallout decimated her once comfortable life, flinging her into a decade of financial and emotional misery. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 5, 2011

"An enjoyable, exhaustive and often insightful look at what turns us on—sure to excite readers."
An in-depth look at the variety of forms in which human sexual desire manifests, based on an analysis of 500 million people and their anonymous—thus, likely truthful—online revelations. Read full book review >
YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD by Emma Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"A brilliantly realized memoir of surprise and startling beauty."
Screenwriter and novelist Forrest (Cherries in the Snow, 2005, etc.) delivers an intense story of madness and redemption. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >