Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 10)

THE SH!T NO ONE TELLS YOU by Dawn Dais
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 4, 2013

"An amusing and accurate examination of life with an infant."
A behind-the-scenes look at childbirth and a newborn's first year. Read full book review >
WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? by Daniel Bergner
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Stylishly written and cogently organized, making it easy and rewarding for lay readers to understand and appreciate some fairly complex science."
Accessible, engaging inquiry into the boundaries of the female libido by New York Times Magazine contributor Bergner (The Other Side of Desire, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

Smoking: Why to Quit How to Quit How to Keep Your Kids From Smoking by Muriel L. Crawford
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Through incontrovertible evidence, Crawford compels smokers to summon the will and the means to quit."
Smoking kills; that's common knowledge. But readers may not know all the innumerable ways in which smoking also disables, alienates and otherwise causes harm, all of which are detailed here. Read full book review >
UP by Hilary Tindle
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 30, 2013

""Perhaps the real fountain of youth emanates not from the cosmetics counter but from what's between your ears." Tindle makes a warm, accessible case, though Estée Lauder may not want us to hear it."
A spirited appreciation of and guide to the health benefits of an upbeat outlook on life. Read full book review >
I WANT WHAT SHE'S HAVING, NOW! by Tora Cullip
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 30, 2013

"A little popular psychology coupled with hype-free nutrition advice and useful fitness tips make this a worthwhile read."
This credible self-help book outlines a sustainable weight-loss program organized around three core areas to ensure lifelong success: mindset, motivation and metabolism. Read full book review >

SMILE AT STRANGERS by Susan Schorn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Useful, perceptive advice on life found through the practice of karate."
One woman's journey to overcome fear through martial arts. Read full book review >
THE MOONLIGHT SONATA AT THE MAYO CLINIC by Nora Gallagher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2013

"A poetic tale of a personal medical crisis."
Memoirist, essayist and novelist Gallagher (The Sacred Meal, 2009, etc.) explores the series of events set into motion by the startling diagnosis that she suffered from a condition causing blindness. Read full book review >
The Power of Timing by Johanna Paungger
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 16, 2013

"A successful natural reference book and an easy-to-use planning and scheduling tool."
A nature-based guide to health, nutrition, gardening, housekeeping and more. Read full book review >
THE LAST PILGRIMAGE by Linda Daly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A daughter's tender tribute to a remarkable mother."
Philanthropist and environmental activist Daly writes about her spiritual search as she shared her mother's courageous 4-year battle with the ravages of pancreatic cancer. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 14, 2013

"An absorbing, complex medical detective story."
Science writer Wapner uses the development of a successful cure for a once-fatal form of leukemia to illustrate the application of genetic engineering to the frontiers of current medical practice. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 11, 2013

"A small book featuring an enormous amount of hard-won personal experience, calcifying into a commanding, reassuring guide for addicts to reclaim their lives."
A step-by-step manual for quitting crystal meth, for addicts and those who want to help them. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 10, 2013

"An eye-opening study of a growing industry, featuring a plethora of tips and advice for any reader, from patient to physician."
In this nonfiction exploration of the complexities and limitations of modern health care, Collins looks closely at the prescribing, testing and treatment practices of physicians across the nation and attempts to show readers how to be better informed when visiting the doctor. Read full book review >