Non-Fiction Book Reviews (page 2724)

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1938

"Contribution to existing research, but not without popular appeal."
Well told inside facts of the secret societies of Jamaica and Haiti, including Voodoo, by one who has witnessed the many ceremonies and made friends with the members and chiefs of the groups. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A well-told story, crisp with particulars, of the fundamental engagement of a Western family with the lives of ordinary Indians during a pivotal moment in history."
A son strives to understand his father, an iconoclastic Methodist missionary to India during the '20s and '30s. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"She also includes helpful tips for men about how to tender the right moves at the right time, ones that will make both parties happy."
Hormones often upset the body's equilibrium, and Smith is here to bring back the balance. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A biased study of the complicated intersection between faith and reason."
A conservative Christian attempts to put to rest the conflict between religion and science by providing an argument based on Jesus' teachings. Read full book review >
DESPERATION by Lydia  Rychner-Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Though 70 years have passed since the systematic, inhuman events in this compelling autobiography, it remains incredibly painful to read."
Rychner-Reich's coming-of-age memoir, set during the Nazi occupation of Poland and the Holocaust. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >
BEYOND DEFAULT HUMAN BEHAVIORS by Asim Abbasi
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"The “great clockmaker” goes digital."
A database programmer's formula for leading an efficient and righteous life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An excellent exploration of a new paradigm of behavior for our chaotic times."
A fascinating work that explores the ways in which the individual perceives his immediate surroundings and maneuvers within social constructs to describe the dynamic interplay between the individual and his society. Read full book review >
MERRY ON LITTLE THINGS by Amit Banerjea
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Repetition and superficiality aside, a pleasant read. Each tale flows from one into the next, much like the days of which he writes."
A lighthearted memoir that recounts the author's childhood in India and touches upon his experiences living as an immigrant in England and the U.S. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Useful advice for professionals looking to move to the next level of success."
Mehrmann and Simon have packaged years of experience into a single volume that provides fundamental advice for sales professionals. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An effective tool to improving mental health."
A clinical psychologist offers practical tools for a happier life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. 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 >