Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 9)

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 >
NO SAINTS AROUND HERE by Susan Allen Toth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An inward-looking account with an important take-home message: Caring for a dying loved one is a demanding task, and caregivers are only human."
A wife's frank memoir of her time as a caregiver during the last 18 months of her husband's life. Read full book review >

LIFE, ANIMATED by Ron Suskind
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A master journalistic storyteller tells his family's own story."
A deeply felt, movingly written account of raising an autistic son. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 31, 2014

"A focused, compelling argument for making significant lifestyle changes in the later years."
A former physician offers a well-researched, pragmatic approach to healthy aging. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 26, 2014

"Comprehensive, cogent and smartly packaged; should have great appeal to those with a real interest in better body management."
This unique guide is cleverly constructed to explain the operation and health of the human body in business terms. Read full book review >

KNOW THE NIGHT by Maria Mutch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"Mutch's story is absorbing and creatively rendered, but the central mystery remains."
An unhappy yet hopeful story of "a sleepless parent [and] a wordless child." Read full book review >
THE SILVER LINING by Hollye Jacobs
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A dignified, intensely personal journey of survival."
A two-year ordeal with breast cancer conveyed with frank prose and stunning photography. Read full book review >
CAFFEINATED by Murray Carpenter
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 13, 2014

"Carpenter's entertaining narrative dissects caffeine's circuitous route into consumer culture and its tenacious hold on the human mind and body."
Having opined on caffeine for various publications, including the New York Times and Wired, Carpenter delivers a compelling compendium of facts and figures on this "largely unregulated drug." Read full book review >
ON THE CANCER FRONTIER by Paul A. Marks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"On a level with Lewis Thomas for its clarity and verve in presenting the science of the cell and the ability of cancer to assume multiple guises."
Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center president and CEO Marks delivers a panoramic view of developments in cancer research and treatment over the last 40 years, from both the researchers' and administrators' perspectives. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Serious charges voiced in strong language, certain to be met with rebuttals from those whose ox has just been gored, and a must-read for any man concerned about his prostate."
The scientist who discovered the prostate specific antigen in 1970 explains emphatically why he considers use of the PSA test for routinely screening healthy men for cancer to be a profit-driven national disaster. Read full book review >
JO FROST'S TODDLER RULES by Jo Frost
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Common-sense and practical advice on raising young children by an expert in the field."
The Supernanny delivers a guidebook to aid parents with rambunctious toddlers. Read full book review >
THE RISE OF SUPERMAN by Steven Kotler
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A thrill ride of a book, empowering in its implications of what any individual can achieve."
Every kind of human performance—a record-breaking athletic feat, a major scientific breakthrough, a stunning jazz solo—is made possible by tapping into an elusive and extraordinary state of consciousness called "flow." 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 >