Psychology Book Reviews (page 2)

THE CAPTAIN CLASS by Sam Walker
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fascinating sports study with much wider-reaching application, featuring page-turning tales of personal triumph and cogent analysis."
From the rugby pitch to the baseball diamond, a riveting analysis of greatness in sport. Read full book review >
THE INHERITANCE OF SHAME by Peter Gajdics
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"Raw and unflinching: a powerful argument against conversion therapy as well as for the healing power of memoir."
The author exposes the wounds of his youth and how the therapy he sought out to heal them caused even graver harm. Read full book review >

TINKER DABBLE DOODLE TRY by Srini Pillay
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it may be unfair to complain that a book on the benefits of 'unfocusing' suffers from a lack of focus, Pillay's constant jumping from one suggestion to another, many of which seem off-topic, makes the book less useful than it could be."
A combination of self-help and theoretical science that suggests learning to "unfocus" may be the key to living a more productive life. Read full book review >
BEHAVE by Robert M. Sapolsky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"An exemplary work of popular science, challenging but accessible."
A wide-ranging, learned survey of all the making-us-tick things that, for better or worse, define us as human. Read full book review >
MY LOVELY WIFE IN THE PSYCH WARD by Mark  Lukach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An honest and rewarding memoir of a couple's compassion and love for each other."
How one couple battled together against the wife's mental health issue. Read full book review >

THE BROKEN LADDER by Keith Payne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though the author doesn't break much new ground, he provides valuable psychological insights into our daily behaviors."
The surprising consequences of inequality. Read full book review >
A STITCH OF TIME by Lauren Marks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A cerebral travelogue from a writer revealing how she got from there to here."
A young woman is forced to unpack her own mind after suffering a life-threatening brain aneurysm. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating study not just of a historical crime and its consequences, but also its unintended effects."
Summer of Sam? Fuggedaboudit. If you want to scare a New Yorker of a certain age, evoke the Mad Bomber, the subject of this taut true-crime whodunit. Read full book review >
DEVIATE by Beau Lotto
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"A little of the gee-whiz stuff goes a long way, but Lotto's provocative investigation into the mysterious workings of the mind will make readers just that much smarter."
What is reality? Whatever you make of it, it would seem, to go by this sprightly look into the nature of things. Read full book review >
AWKWARD by Ty Tashiro
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Tashiro offers little revelatory information, but it helps to know that you are not alone."
An academic and psychologist examines the "quirks and unique talents of awkward individuals" and why it's not so bad to be awkward. Read full book review >
OPTION B by Sheryl Sandberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2017

"A book that provides illuminating ways to make headway through the days when there doesn't seem to be a way forward."
A memoir of the loss of a husband and finding a path forward beyond the grieving process. Read full book review >
MIRROR TOUCH by Joel Salinas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A rich, fascinating portrait of extraordinary sensory awareness."
A Boston neurologist reflects on his remarkable ability to experience the same physical sensations as those found in his patients. 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 >