Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 9)

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT WHAT'S BAD FOR YOU...THE BAD NEWS ABOUT WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU by Jeff Wilser
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Wilser delivers useful advice with cheerful good humor in a book that is wide-ranging but holds few surprises."
A humorous anthology debunking contemporary wisdom about guilty pleasures and bad habits. Read full book review >
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING by Lee Goldman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Part I gets kudos for being informative and accessible, but the presumptions of Part II make for a controversial conclusion."
A renowned cardiologist explores the paradox that traits essential to human survival in prehistoric times are today the cause of countless human deaths. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Engrossing techno-science delivered with gusto and sure to reach a varied audience."
A veteran science reporter examines the many innovative developments of human sensory enhancement. Read full book review >
Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An invaluable resource for NB sufferers."
Lake's debut offers a candid memoir of her experience with neurogenic bladder and a wealth of practical advice about coping with its daily complications. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Sensitive but skeptical, a narrative for practitioners and patients alike about the search to understand a corner of the unknown in medicine."
A seasoned doctor takes on the head-scratching phenomenon of near-death experiences. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A levelheaded, well-researched analysis of the many 'trappings of contemporary breastfeeding culture.'"
The pros and cons of using breast milk instead of formula for your baby. Read full book review >
WHEN THE SUN BURSTS by Christopher Bollas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A vastly informative, coherent, and valuable assessment; useful and accessible for both mental health professionals and laypeople—even those who don't share the author's unique perspectives and treatment alternatives."
A contemporary appraisal of schizophrenia and its puzzling traits and treatments through the lens of a physician's esteemed 40-year practice. Read full book review >
CONCUSSION by Jeanne Marie Laskas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Effectively sobering. Suffice it to say that Pop Warner parents will want to armor their kids from head to toe upon reading it."
A maddening, well-constructed tale of medical discovery and corporate coverup, set in morgues, laboratories, courtrooms, and football fields. Read full book review >
GRATITUDE by Oliver Sacks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"If that promise of clarity is what awaits us all, then death doesn't seem so awful, and that is a great gift from Sacks. A fitting, lovely farewell."
Valediction from the late neurologist and writer Sacks (On the Move: A Life, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike."
A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN HALF OF NATURE by David R. Montgomery
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A must-read for avid gardeners, those interested in bolstering our precarious food supply, or anyone remotely concerned about their health and the soil under their feet."
A geologist and a biologist and environmental planner chronicle the transformation of their desolate Seattle backyard into a fertile garden and how they learned about the importance of beneficial microbes in their newly revived soil. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >