Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

HYPOTHYROIDISM, HEALTH & HAPPINESS by Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2013

"Anyone dealing with a medical mystery will be intrigued by the author's conclusions on the importance of healthy thyroid function."
A physician argues that undiagnosed hypothyroidism is the cause of many common medical conditions. Read full book review >
Tangled Expectations by Cathy Asselin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2013

"Both serious and fun; a gripping, moving account."
One woman's journey through illness and alternative medicine. Read full book review >

Smoking: Why to Quit How to Quit How to Keep Your Kids From Smoking by Muriel L. Crawford
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Through incontrovertible evidence, Crawford compels smokers to summon the will and the means to quit."
Smoking kills; that's common knowledge. But readers may not know all the innumerable ways in which smoking also disables, alienates and otherwise causes harm, all of which are detailed here. Read full book review >
I WANT WHAT SHE'S HAVING, NOW! by Tora Cullip
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2013

"A little popular psychology coupled with hype-free nutrition advice and useful fitness tips make this a worthwhile read."
This credible self-help book outlines a sustainable weight-loss program organized around three core areas to ensure lifelong success: mindset, motivation and metabolism. Read full book review >
THE MOONLIGHT SONATA AT THE MAYO CLINIC by Nora Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2013

"A poetic tale of a personal medical crisis."
Memoirist, essayist and novelist Gallagher (The Sacred Meal, 2009, etc.) explores the series of events set into motion by the startling diagnosis that she suffered from a condition causing blindness. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2013

"A successful natural reference book and an easy-to-use planning and scheduling tool."
A nature-based guide to health, nutrition, gardening, housekeeping and more. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2013

"A small book featuring an enormous amount of hard-won personal experience, calcifying into a commanding, reassuring guide for addicts to reclaim their lives."
A step-by-step manual for quitting crystal meth, for addicts and those who want to help them. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2013

"An eye-opening study of a growing industry, featuring a plethora of tips and advice for any reader, from patient to physician."
In this nonfiction exploration of the complexities and limitations of modern health care, Collins looks closely at the prescribing, testing and treatment practices of physicians across the nation and attempts to show readers how to be better informed when visiting the doctor. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2013

"Accessible and cogently written, this slim volumewould be right at home in a cardiologist's office."
Williams, a cardiologist, details what a pacemaker is and the process of its implantation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2013

"A clever, affable story of one Mormon, his family, his vocation and his implacable ailment."
A jaunty memoir covering both the influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the torments of Tourette's syndrome. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF WOE by Gary Greenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Bright, humorous and seriously thoroughgoing, Greenberg takes all the DSMs for a spin as revealing as the emperor's new clothes."
A loose-limbed, skeptically informed critique of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, with particular interest in its forthcoming, fifth incarnation. Read full book review >
IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2013

"Fierce, frank, raw and profoundly moving."
A feminist playwright and activist's riveting account of how uterine cancer helped her "find [her] way back to [her] body, and to the Earth." 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 >