Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS by Abby Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Disturbing but important reading."
A science writer's account of her frustrating experiences with the medical establishment as she tried to understand an illness that defied easy explanation and diagnosis. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Concrete, straightforward advice on helping girls move beyond the anxiety, depression, and angst that plague so many as they strive toward adulthood."
Practical advice on raising well-adjusted girls. Read full book review >

TRUCE! by H.   Moody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2018

"A useful and illuminating guide that encourages a greater awareness of a crippling syndrome affecting legions of patients."
A physician shares his trials with chronic pain in this debut medical memoir. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2018

"A densely packed and richly empathetic revamping of the dieting world."
A debut guide strives to help women break out of the dieting trap. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A highly compelling, only occasionally overstated assessment of the role of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of mental health issues."
A history and personal exploration of psychotropic drugs and medical procedures for treating mental illness and depression. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Solid, timeless advice for parents who haven't read other books along these lines."
Why children need more control of their own lives and how to achieve it. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Well-researched, occasionally dense explanations of women's hormones and how they affect them on a regular basis."
All the latest findings on women's hormones and "a call to action for more information on…female brains and bodies." Read full book review >
IN FULL FLIGHT by John Heminway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fascinating story in an occasionally frustrating recounting."
How does one weigh past evils against future good deeds? This is the central question of this at times compelling, at times vexing biographical sketch. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"For those inclined to believe that the end is not nigh and who would like to keep up with recent science, this book is a…well, not a godsend, but a gift all the same."
The bomb? The plague? Trump? Not to worry; things are getting better. So writes eternal optimist Pinker (Psychology/Harvard Univ.; The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An upbeat, accessible account of one woman's decision to make her body stronger and her life healthier."
An autobiographical account of achieving physical fitness in middle age. Read full book review >
DECARCERATING AMERICA by Ernest Drucker
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A unified and hopeful collection that should interest attorneys, activists, and open-minded law enforcement professionals."
An urgent anthology suggesting progressive approaches to ending the era of overimprisonment. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A valuable manual for struggling caregivers."
The founder of a self-help program for family caregivers shares insights into managing the interpersonal aspects of aiding a relative. 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 >