Health & Medicine Book Reviews

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off."
An instructive exploration of endurance, in sports and in life, from a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"A trip well worth taking, eye-opening and even mind-blowing."
Noted culinary writer Pollan (Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, 2013, etc.) makes the transition from feeding your body to feeding your head. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A valuable guide to recovery for substance abusers and their loved ones."
A debut manual focuses on the survivors of addiction as well as family members and friends who cope with the effects. Read full book review >
HERE WE GROW by Paige  Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight."
An entrepreneur and speaker chronicles her breast cancer journey in this debut memoir and self-help book. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 29, 2017

"Readers receptive to unconventional curative approaches should find much to ponder in this referential, instructional, and supportive manual on a pioneering advance in modern medicine."
A Baltimore family physician extols the virtues of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and its positive effects on the human body in this debut book. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"A gutsy, nuts-and-bolts account of one man's valiant struggle against the odds."
A debut memoir focuses on a man determined to live life to the fullest while in the grips of a ravaging disease. Read full book review >
CANCER CROSSINGS by Tim Wendel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2018

"A sensitive and thoughtful excavation of a painful period in the author's life."
A journalist recounts his brother's fight against leukemia and the pioneering doctors who worked to prolong his life. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018

"A powerful text that floods the mind with illumination—and with agonizing questions."
Ehrenreich (Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything, 2014, etc.) returns with research and rumination on the complexity of our human bodies and the misconceptions of our minds. Read full book review >
THE RECOVERING by Leslie Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"The bracing, unflinching, and beautifully resonant history of a writer's addiction and hard-won reclamation."
An alcoholic's confessional of life from buzzed adolescence to blitzed adulthood and the fellowship of recovery. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A stimulating and moving examination of American health care."
A health care professional recalls a life of entrepreneurial success and the lessons learned from hardship. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A successful exploration of myths and cultural norms that affect an individual's perspective and well-being."
In this debut holistic book about human rituals, myths, and ancestral history, a clinical psychologist infuses modern life lessons with ancient ones. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION

"A stimulating account of how medicine advanced by getting physical."
Modern medicine's focus on the mechanics of disease to the exclusion of the emotional and spiritual dimensions of illness and healing remains both its greatest strength and a growing weakness, according to this historical study. 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 >