Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 8)

BUZZ by Hallie  Lieberman
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Provocative, illuminating, and consistently entertaining."
The unexpected and underappreciated history of sex toys. Read full book review >
CANCER by Stephen A.  Rosenberg
Released: Nov. 6, 2017

"A friendly, practical, easy-to-read road map that may indeed take some of the sting out of an alarming cancer diagnosis."
A radiation oncologist and health researcher provides counsel on navigating one of the most feared maladies in modern medicine. Read full book review >

LET US EAT HEALTHY! by Connie  Du
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 5, 2017

"A well-intentioned photographic journey into healthy eating."
In this nonfiction kids' book, Du (Bernard Goes to Music School, 2016, etc.) looks at the importance of nutrition from the perspective of her young son, Bernard. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A challenging and ultimately optimistic game plan for dealing with chronic pain; important reading for sufferers."
A debut book offers an unconventional approach to long-term pain management and relief. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 26, 2017

"A valuable plea for honesty between medical professionals and their patients."
A surgeon argues passionately for doctors to notify cancer patients of their condition so they can make informed treatment decisions. Read full book review >

IN SHOCK by Rana  Awdish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A sobering, well-rendered reality check on the desperate need for advanced training on compassion-centric modes of patient care."
A physician learns firsthand about the adverse aspects of the patient experience through her own catastrophic illness. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A scattered presentation of the expansive topic of microbes and early life on Earth with limited discussion of how humans might effectively leverage that knowledge to solve health and environmental crises."
A survey of our emerging knowledge of microorganisms, the environments they thrive in, and their implications for human health and sustainability. Read full book review >
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 >
GUIDE TO HEALTHY AGING AFTER 50 by Don Everett  Bitle
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
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 >