Psychology Book Reviews (page 177)

A WORLD OF MY OWN by Graham Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A uniquely candid self-portrait, but Greene's inner world only adumbrates his real-world exploits and the world he consciously created in his fiction."
Though not in a league with those of Coleridge or Joyce, Greene's dreams compose an alternate autobiography of his private self in matter-of-factly unreal vignettes. Read full book review >

REAL MOMENTS by Barbara De Angelis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"For people who regret the lack of spirituality in their lives but aren't inclined to seek it through organized religion or rigorous soul-searching, this upbeat, easy-to-digest self-help book could be just the ticket. (Author tour)"
More Insight Lite from bestselling author De Angelis (Are You the One for Me?, 1992, etc.), this time on the need to stop and smell the roses. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The honesty and humanity with which these controversial themes are treated make for attractive reading."
Twenty professional philosophers tell how they combine intellectual rigor with religious commitment. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Sure to provoke angry outcries. (Author tour)"
A forceful, persuasive indictment of the fad of repressed memory therapy and its attendant theories of multiple personality disorder and satanic cult abuse. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Compelling revelations for serious students of mass murder; for those whose interest is mainly macabre, there are plenty of side trips into the bubble and squeak of cases both famous and obscure."
A successfully realized and unique overview of an up-to-date police methodology—the new science of psychological forensics— that has grown apace with serial murder, and a plethora of cases, famous and obscure, that illustrate it. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"For the most part a helpful, clearly written user's guide to the human emotions."
A compelling argument that ``far from being irrational, the emotions have a logic of their own,'' and some advice on how to identify and change counterproductive emotional patterns. Read full book review >
THE WAR AGAINST CHILDREN by Peter R. Breggin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"While drugging potentially violent youngsters is not the answer to our nation's problems, this overwrought book (with chapter notes and bibliography) does not challenge that approach in a sober or convincing way."
A passionate diatribe against the use of drugs to treat children who act out violently. Read full book review >
ON AGING by Jean Améry
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"On Aging is a record of a brilliant and tormented soul."
Searing, albeit depressing, reflections on the process of aging. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"True Believers,'' as Loftus calls them) will see this as anathema; others will applaud her reasonable and restrained approach to a touchy subject. (First printing of 30,000; author tour)"
A research psychologist whose specialty is memory pokes giant holes in claims that survivors of sexual abuse repress their memories of the abuse and can then recover them with the help of therapists. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A comprehensive bibliography and annotated notes enhance Orenstein's ardent and significant exploration of the adolescent roots of key women's issues. (First serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
An intimate and provocative glimpse into the lives of adolescent schoolgirls at two West Coast middle schools by journalist Orenstein (formerly managing editor of Mother Jones). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Though there is some inspiration here, the book is, in the end, too logically sophisticated (as in sophistry) to reach the heart of the nonbeliever."
A sincere but largely unconvincing attempt to answer the questions posed by Jewish skeptics and nonbelievers. 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 >