Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

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 >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A profound celebration of the human spirit."
An eminent Polish physician reflects on his lifetime practice of medicine. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life and the future of humanity."
National Book Award-winning journalist Solomon (The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, 2001, etc.) uses issues raised by disability to examine the nature of parenthood, the definition of disability and the ability to control reproduction to create designer children. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Joyful reading about a groundbreaking study and its participants."
A fascinating account of the 268 individuals selected for the Harvard Study of Adult Development (the "Grant Study"), which "began in 1938 as an attempt to transcend medicine's usual preoccupation with pathology and learn something instead about optimum health and potential and the conditions that promote them." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Meticulously researched, suspenseful and engrossing."
A comprehensive examination of hot, competitive yoga, its cultlike following and the author's immersion into the practice. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A clear, insightful vision of a health care system that could bring about a better, healthier world."
Two doctors envision a future in which many illnesses could be prevented, where "disease, not death…will be the medical failure." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Warm and always humane, Witchel's narrative is a poignant, candid reminder of the new normal that now defines so many adult child-aging parent relationships."
A journalist's bittersweet memoir about coping with her mother's dementia by preparing her mother's recipes. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A wonderful, eye-opening account of humans versus disease that deserves to share the shelf with such classics as Microbe Hunters and Rats, Lice and History."
Nature writer and intrepid traveler Quammen (The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, 2006, etc.) sums up in one absorbing volume what we know about some of the world's scariest scourges: Ebola, AIDS, pandemic influenza—and what we can do to thwart the "NBO," the Next Big One. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A galvanizing book full of shocking truths about the current state of health care."
A searing insider's look at what really goes on behind the scenes at major hospitals and how implementing simple steps toward transparency can empower patients and dramatically improve the culture and safety of health care. 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 >