Psychology Book Reviews (page 177)

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Erudite, intense, and intellectually demanding."
A spirited if scholarly examination of the nature of regret. Read full book review >
THE ROOTS OF THE SELF by Robert Ornstein
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Unusual roots, worth chewing on—but more weeding would have helped. (Illustrated with 40 cartoonish line drawings by Ted Dewan)"
From ebullient popular-science writer Ornstein (The Evolution of Consciousness, 1991, etc.): a theory of human nature, based on recent studies in child development, brain structure, personality, and genetics. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"An almost convincing account of how to make virtue out of a necessity."
Noted psychiatrist and author Lifton (Psychiatry and Psychology/John Jay College) contends that the self is less traumatized by modern rootlessness than we might expect. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 26, 1993

"A clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcomings of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority."
A compelling argument that the use of rewards is counterproductive in raising children, teaching students, and managing workers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"First-rate science for the nonscientist that's certain to reduce stress—at least during the time spent reading it. (Forty- two illustrations—not seen)"
Entertaining explanation of how stress affects the body and what we can do to counteract its effects. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Notes from a reluctant sojourner whose trip through the past yielded remarkably few insights worth sharing. (Eighteen photographs)"
A journalist's self-absorbed and ultimately pointless report on his search for the truth about a celebrated forebear who'd disowned him. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"It will hit the fast track fast, and keep on running and running and running."
Megawriter Peck, whose The Road Less Traveled continues as a smash bestseller more than a decade after publication, weighs in with additional down-to-earth counsel on psychological and religious matters, based this time on his talks and lectures. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Of some initial appeal to those who enjoy taking relationship quizzes—but unlikely to hold the interest of any but the truly—well, committed. (First serial to New Woman)"
A heavy dose of pop advice and sympathetic handholding for those whose anxieties about commitment are messing up their love lives. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"As Honderich would have it, whether you read his book is not a matter of choice. Nonetheless, recommended for those with well- muscled brains."
Honderich (Philosophy/University College, London) ponders an age-old question—are we free agents or pawns of unknown forces?—and winds up embracing determinism. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 24, 1993

"Today, Erhard, escaping bad publicity, is in exile, his whereabouts apparently unknown to the press, including Pressman: a suitably shadowy stage in the life of a man who remains an enigma despite a dogged telling here of what, surely, is only half the story."
Mud-slinging exposÇ of the notorious pop guru who ``got it''- -and then tried to give it to the rest of the world. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"A paean to perseverance that's rich in personal detail but short on new information or helpful strategies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Another heart-rending entry in the recent rush of memoirs from autistics and/or their mothers (Catherine Maurice's Let Me Hear Your Voice, p. 576, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"But even so, it's a dense and weighty read. (Fifty b&w photos, eight pages color photos—not seen)"
This last volume of four (The Magician Within, p. 208, etc.) from Jungian psychoanalyst Moore and mythologist Gillette completes a vision of the mature man as a noble, emotionally generous, artistically expressive soul. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >