Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 8)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING by Robin Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"At-times inspirational memoir about a journalist's battle with a grave disease she had to face while also dealing with her mother's passing."
With the assistance of Chambers (co-author; Yes, Chef, 2012, etc.), broadcaster Roberts (From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By, 2008) chronicles her struggles with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare condition that affects blood and bone marrow. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Compelling childbirth narratives told from fresh perspectives."
Thirty-one female writers (including the editors) narrate their highly personal experiences of giving birth, beginning with the choices they made in advance, and how the reality compared with their expectations. Read full book review >
INHERITANCE by Sharon Moalem
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Readers may occasionally seek less of Moalem's enthusiasm and ego, but he has a lot of solid information to convey and a stylish way of telling it."
A compendium of facts and case studies on genes. Read full book review >
The Great Ulcer War by William S. Hughes
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A well-written story of medicine, money and politics written by a knowledgeable physician."
An engaging slice of recent medical history and controversy.In this debut book on the history of medicine, Hughes does a remarkable job of balancing the researcher's precision with the storyteller's understanding of his audience. Read full book review >

MISSING MICROBES by Martin J. Blaser
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Credit Blaser for displaying the wonders and importance of a vast underworld we are jeopardizing but cannot live without."
Infectious disease specialist Blaser makes an impassioned plea for maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystem that exists in and on our bodies: the human microbiome. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 8, 2014

"Mostly stimulating stories of women's achievements sure to generate new ideas; best read in doses."
Success stories from women who have taken their lives in new directions. Read full book review >
THE REMEDY by Thomas Goetz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2014

"A beguiling real-life medical detective story."
The story of a pair of unlikely heroes who crossed paths in Berlin in 1890 and forever changed the landscapes of medicine and literature. Read full book review >
The Elder Care Helper Guide by Susan Cherco
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 7, 2014

"User-oriented and pertinent; highly valuable to anyone looking to learn more about long-term care."
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to long-term care options. Read full book review >
THE OBESITY PARADOX by Carl J. Lavie
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 3, 2014

"Comprehensible, practical advice that shuns yo-yo dieting and exhaustive exercise regimens for a more lenient lifestyle in which having some body fat is actually good for you."
New insights into the pros and cons of body fat. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 1, 2014

"An innovative, alternative approach to creating a child-centered environment that directly empowers parents and caregivers."
The director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America chronicles how his parents pioneered a new treatment for autism after receiving a grim prognosis of his condition. Read full book review >
RESIDENT ON CALL by Scott A. Rivkees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amusing medical stories as seen through the eyes of a new doctor."
Firsthand accounts of life as a newly graduated pediatric doctor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >