Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers may not remember every word of this useful book, but its eloquent ideas should satisfy an audience seeking tranquility."
A book provides messages to help readers maintain calmness amid the many external and internal factors that stand in the way. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"An easy and motivating read for health-conscious seniors that lacks the science to support some of its recommendations."
A recreation and wellness professional details his advice for seniors who wish to preserve their health in this debut guide. Read full book review >

THINK HOPE LIVE by Sharon  Leippi
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A quick, passionate primer on suicide and the optimistic thoughts needed to counter it."
A comprehensive handbook on the subject of suicide. Read full book review >
SLOW MEDICINE by Victoria Sweet
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though Sweet's firm belief that Slow Medicine is necessary in today's high-tech world will strike some as impractical, the sick will take comfort in this physician's warm, personal, knowledgeable approach."
A doctor dissatisfied with the modern delivery of health care details how she developed her ideas about how medicine should be practiced. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"In deftly capturing an 'epochal moment when medicine and science merged,' the author also offers an important reminder that, while many regard science as the key to progress, it can only help in so far as people are willing to open their minds to embrace change."
Medical historian and popular blogger Fitzharris narrates the quest of a tenacious 19th-century doctor to save his patients; in the process, he transformed the world of surgery and medicine. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A moving and informative account of an African mission trip."
A husband-and-wife team fights doubts and heartbreaking conditions to provide medical care in the slums of Uganda. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"At turns harrowing and inspiring; also serves as a valuable piece of education on recovery from brain injury."
Brandon's debut memoir details her experiences with her "bloody brain," from stays in the intensive care unit to a turbulent life after surgery. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A forceful argument for an agricultural regulatory environment that puts public interest above corporate profits."
Uncovering corporate malfeasance at "perhaps the world's best-known agricultural powerhouse." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"A thoroughly convincing, mobilizing, and supremely optimistic call to action for medical industry reform."
A discourse on the need for improved patient-centered health care. Read full book review >
MENTAL by Jaime Lowe
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A moving exploration of mental health and the efficacy of available treatment."
Lowe (Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB, 2008) deconstructs her decadeslong battle with bipolar disorder and the drug that brought her sanity—at the cost of her physical health. Read full book review >
ADMISSIONS by Henry Marsh
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Another thoughtful, painful, utterly fascinating mixture of nut-and-bolts brain surgery with a compassionate, workaholic surgeon's view of medicine around the world and his own limitations. Readers will hope that a third volume is in the works."
A retired British neurosurgeon delivers the follow-up to his well-received debut memoir, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (2015). Read full book review >
SWIMMING WITH ELEPHANTS by Sarah Bamford  Seidelmann
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A feel-good story for like-minded readers who also seek 'the love and compassion of the Universe.'"
How the author "left medicine to pursue a radically different path," as she embarked on "the messy process of finding my connection to the Divine and learning to trust its guidance." 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 >