Health & Medicine Book Reviews

THE YOGI DIET by James  Morgante
Released: March 15, 2017

"Fervent food for thought for those particularly symphonized with their spiritual sides."
Spirituality and diet harmonize in this celestial nutritional guide. Read full book review >
CHOOSE FOOD LIKE A GENIUS by Jim  Beecham
Released: March 10, 2018

"An exuberant, health-positive guide for readers eager to reform their eating habits."
Practical dietary advice from a medical doctor—with inspiration from Einstein. Read full book review >

THE LOST CHAPTERS by Leslie Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"An absorbing, emotionally raw memoir."
An intimate chronicle of the cruel and dehumanizing experience of incarceration. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"An intense, riveting report on a public health crisis and a network of heroes on the front lines."
A chilling update on the most drug-ravaged sectors of North America. Read full book review >
SHAPESHIFTERS by Gavin Francis
Released: June 5, 2018

"Captivating medical narratives that fit well alongside those of Oliver Sachs, Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Berton Roueché."
A physician/writer celebrates the dynamism and transformation of the human body and life. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 26, 2017

"A valuable plea for honesty between medical professionals and their patients."
A surgeon argues passionately for doctors to notify cancer patients of their condition so they can make informed treatment decisions. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A challenging and ultimately optimistic game plan for dealing with chronic pain; important reading for sufferers."
A debut book offers an unconventional approach to long-term pain management and relief. Read full book review >
ASPERGER'S CHILDREN by Edith Sheffer
Released: May 15, 2018

"A compelling picture of the evils of the Nazi regime and of the perversion of Nazi psychiatry."
The reputation of child psychiatrist Hans Asperger (1906-1980) comes under close scrutiny in this chilling and well-documented account of how the political and social values of Nazi psychiatry determined the fates of supposedly inferior children. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS by Christie Watson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"A beautiful homage to the dignified, unsung heroes of hospital care."
A poignant journey through the "tragedies and joys of a remarkable career" in hospital patient care. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A valuable manual for struggling caregivers."
The founder of a self-help program for family caregivers shares insights into managing the interpersonal aspects of aiding a relative. Read full book review >
SICK by Porochista Khakpour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A courageously intimate memoir about living within a body that has 'never felt at ease.'"
A distinguished Iranian-born writer and creative writing professor's memoir of her struggle with trauma, drug addiction, mental illness, and late-stage Lyme disease. Read full book review >
THINK HOPE LIVE by Sharon  Leippi
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A quick, passionate primer on suicide and the optimistic thoughts needed to counter it."
A comprehensive handbook on the subject of suicide. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >