Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 8)

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING by Mike Stobbe
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 26, 2014

"An important book for policymakers. Many readers will lament the declining state of a post that has contributed much to the country's health."
A richly detailed account of the rise and fall of the United States surgeon general. Read full book review >
NOW I SEE YOU by Nicole C. Kear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2014

"A tender memoir about love, life and going blind."
The story of a woman navigating the life-changing effects of a degenerative disease. Read full book review >

DR. BONES911! by Philip Barron
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 20, 2014

"An accessible, eye-opening guidebook to the benefits of chiropractic therapy."
A comprehensive look at the effectiveness of chiropractic care in dealing with a wide array of health problems. Read full book review >
THE MINISTRY OF THIN by Emma Woolf
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Relevant, engrossing and sure to help liberate those in the throes of a weight battle or lifestyle crisis."
A thorough analysis of our weight-obsessed culture. Read full book review >
BREATHING POISON by Anthony Rebuck
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A prosaic but occasionally intriguing outline of a vastly underdocumented disease."
An investigation into the state of lung health in Asia. Read full book review >

WAIST TRAINING 101 by Vanna B.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 4, 2014

"More of a pamphlet than a book, this is a useful introduction for those interested in learning about the waist-training lifestyle."
A brief guide to waist slimming via corsets. Read full book review >
TRAUMA RED by Peter Rhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Not for the squeamish, the book provides a fascinating glimpse into a world of rapid life-or-death decisions and actions."
From the chief of trauma at Tucson's University Medical Center, where Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was taken after the mass shooting in 2011, comes a memoir filled with explicit details about repairing horrific damage to human bodies. Read full book review >
LEARNING TO BREATHE FIRE by J.C. Herz
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 3, 2014

"A vigorously written must-read for exercise enthusiasts primed for the ultimate fitness challenge."
Former New York Times columnist and Rolling Stone rock critic Herz (Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds, 1997, etc.) shares her enthusiasm for the CrossFit strength and conditioning movement. Read full book review >
TURNING FAT INTO LOVE by Pauline Kerkhoff
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 2014

"A debut diet book with an effective method and a warm heart."
A down-to-earth approach to weight loss that begins with loving oneself. Read full book review >
DRUNK MOM by Jowita Bydlowska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"'Do I stay sober?' she asks at the end of this painfully honest, insightful memoir; 'I'm still here. But how can I be sure of anything else?' Addiction, she knows, is forever."
A new mother recounts her struggle with alcoholism. Read full book review >
Full-Body Fitness for Runners by Thad H. McLaurin
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A successful educational guide to fitness, nutrition and understanding the body for novice runners."
This nonfiction guide to exercise and nutrition for runners lays out foundational facts and supplies useful techniques and recipes to keep a runner's fitness routine fresh. Read full book review >
THE THIRD PLATE by Dan Barber
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 20, 2014

"In this bold and impassioned analysis, Barber insists that chefs have the power to transform American cuisine to achieve a sustainable and nutritious future."
A multiple James Beard Award-winning chef proposes a revolutionary change for growing and consuming food. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >