Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 9)

REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH WEIGHT TRAINING by Ronald Deblois
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 28, 2014

"An accessible compendium of inspiration for serious exercise novices."
Deblois' high-energy how-to debut aims to lay the groundwork for a healthier lifestyle. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >