Psychology Book Reviews (page 179)

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"More attentive to Jung's side of the equation, perhaps, but still a neat, substantial piece of psychoanalytic puzzle-solving, provocative and eminently readable."
A solid new interpretation of the short-lived but oft-analyzed collaboration between Freud and Jung, in which the mysterious Sabina Spielrein figures prominently. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"100 uses of a safety pin'' school of thought."
It takes chutzpah to come up with a scheme for analyzing creativity—especially in subjects already exhaustively examined. Read full book review >

WARRIORS IN EDEN by Mariano Gagnon
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A moderately gripping story of a modern-day hero, despite the warts. (Photos)"
A Franciscan missionary battles drug-runners and Shining Path terrorists on behalf of Peruvian Indians: a story competently told with the help of the Hoffers, specialists in coauthoring tales of Third World trauma (Midnight Express, Not Without My Daughter). Read full book review >
B.F. SKINNER by Daniel W. Bjork
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"More engaging when discussing ideas than when probing Skinner's roots or private life, and hardly the definitive biography; but, even so, Bjork gives a clear view of an American original whom posterity could judge more kindly than did his contemporaries. (Photos)"
A fair-minded, insightful portrayal of the life and ideas of one of America's most controversial thinkers, by Bjork (History/St. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"The merits of what might have been a useful biography are squandered here in stylistic excess and single-minded scholarship."
California psychoanalyst Douglas turns a fascinated but short- sighted eye to the life of Christiana Morgan, a woman of influence in the formative years of American psychoanalysis. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"If the role of literature, as Burgess says, is to challenge the commonplace uses of words—to use language inventively and to exploit it aesthetically—then this remarkable book is a rare contribution to the literature of language: a love affair explained and shared."
Burgess has demonstrated his passion for language in his fiction, his essays and reviews, and his multivolumed autobiography (You've Had Your Time, 1991, etc.)—but now, at age 76, he explains it, sharing in this personable yet encyclopedic survey his intimate and extensive knowledge of the "miracle" of it. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"More interesting for its sampling of viewpoints than for its conclusions as an attempted forecast of the American future."
The group of Americans sometimes known as the ``Brady Bunch generation'' comes of age—to find that the real world little resembles the idealized version shown on TV. Read full book review >
THE ART OF DREAMING by Carlos Castañeda
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The Art of Dozing is more like it."
The eighth—and one hopes the last—book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO TASTED SHAPES by Richard E. Cytowic
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"An absorbing tale of medical detection coupled with less- than-gripping philosophical musings. (Photographs, line drawings- -not seen)"
When a curious-minded neurologist meets a neurological curiosity—in this case, a neighbor who experiences tastes as physical shapes—the result, at least here, is a mixed bag: a fascinating scientific exploration of that rare sensory linkage and overlapping called synesthesia plus less interesting ponderings on the nature of the human mind. Read full book review >
MAYBE (MAYBE NOT) by Robert Fulghum
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Maybe (maybe not)."
It's summertime...Let's climb into our hammocks and settle down for a good rock-and-read with America's favorite crackerbarrel philosopher (Uh-Oh, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 14, 1993

"Meanwhile, a perverse thought keeps stirring: Isn't this solipsism turned inside out?"
In another speculative volume, Darling (Deep Time, 1989) foresees a grand and glorious future as he ponders the nature and destiny of humanity. Read full book review >
THE MORAL SENSE by James Q. Wilson
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: July 12, 1993

"A refreshing and timely work."
A slow-paced but utterly intriguing examination of the development of the ``moral sense'' that governs human conduct in all cultures and times. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >