Non-Fiction Book Reviews (page 3)

SAFE DRIVING 4 SENIORS by Dale McCormack
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Authoritative and nonjudgmental; filled with useful tips and information targeted to seniors that should reinforce or rekindle their enthusiasm for safe, attentive driving."
A driving educator and instructor offers refresher tips for seniors in this debut manual. Read full book review >
ADDERALL BLUES by Brian J. Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2017

"An astute, if sometimes-undisciplined, remembrance."
A personal memoir recounts a young man's battle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as the drugs he used to tame it. Read full book review >

OPTIMAL DISTANCE by Joan Carol Lieberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2017

"A memorable, rewarding family saga of familial love and unbridled determination."
Lieberman's (Optimal Distance: A Divided Life, Part One, 2017) autobiography continues with this second installment, which resumes her story just after her schizophrenic mother's passing. Read full book review >
OPTIMAL DISTANCE by Joan Carol Lieberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2017

"A searingly honest chronicle of motherhood and mental illness drawn from the bittersweet memories of a daughter."
A debut coming-of-age autobiography chronicles personal ancestry and familial struggle. Read full book review >
DENNIS AND GREER by Molly Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2017

"An often beautiful, if repetitive, chronicle of youthful romance."
A debut collection of poetically charged love letters, exchanged by the editor's mother and her first husband in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"A swashbuckling book that is likely to elicit extreme reactions of applause or disapproval depending on the reader's personal opinions about law enforcement."
A retired New York Police Department detective relates the saga of his adolescence in New York City, his chance decision to join the force, his storied career (1970-1984), and the serious injury that forced his retirement. Read full book review >
DEFIANCE by Stephen Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An edifying, uncluttered, and enjoyable picture of life in Regency England."
An exhaustive biography of a clever, convivial Regency woman who was "dangerously unconventional, a character too colourful for propriety." Read full book review >
WHAT SHE ATE by Laura Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"A unique and delectable work that sheds new light on the lives of women, food, and men."
A culinary biographer serves up an eye-opening meal. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An engrossing, vivid inquiry into a man and his magisterial creation."
The story behind one of the world's most unique buildings. Read full book review >
DIABETES by John M. Poothullil
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2017

"A provocative and illuminating hypothesis boldly challenging long-held beliefs on diabetes and its varying methods of control."
A veteran physician offers an eight-week approach to reversing Type 2 diabetes through a radical restructuring of dietary and lifestyle practices. Read full book review >
CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDERS by Walton Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"A useful group of recommended activities, with examples and documents, to assist educators in establishing positive classroom dynamics."
A collection of exercises seeks to help teachers create a strong and supportive classroom atmosphere. Read full book review >
CAESAR'S LAST BREATH by Sam Kean
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"Great fun for general readers curious about our world and an especially appropriate gift for a young person considering a career in the sciences."
A witty book that turns the science of the stuff we breathe into a delightful romp through history. 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 >