Psychology Book Reviews (page 2)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2018

"A compellingly readable tale of identity formation."
The story of a baby-switching case that involved two children who were part of two different sets of identical twins. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"Evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and polemic combine in an appealing argument for human uniqueness."
An insightful defense of evolution that turns the arguments of creationists against them. Read full book review >

Released: April 17, 2018

"A relevant, necessary reminder about the power of kindness and good intentions."
A family and integrative medicine practitioner extols the universal healing power of kindness and mutual respect. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"It's not quite in the same league as Moneyball, but readers interested in the applications of neuroscience to everyday life will find plenty of value here."
New York Times contributor Schonbrun takes readers on a sometimes-tangled but revealing tour of the minds of winning athletes. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2018

"A concise, upbeat guide for women who have grown bored or impatient with their positions as well as for those new to the professional world and its leadership roles."
Leadership coaches counsel professional women on how to free themselves from unproductive patterns of behavior that sabotage their career advancement. Read full book review >

THE OPPOSITE OF HATE by Sally Kohn
Released: April 10, 2018

"An uplifting and inspiring plea to promote peace, kindness, and humanitarianism in the face of hate."
An examination of what motivates hateful behavior and how to challenge it with positive and empathic attitudes and intercourse. Read full book review >
YOU ALL GROW UP AND LEAVE ME by Piper Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A bristling, harrowing journey into the life of a stalker and his unsuspecting victims."
A woman who grew up under the tutelage of a predatory child molester shares her story. Read full book review >
THE RECOVERING by Leslie Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"The bracing, unflinching, and beautifully resonant history of a writer's addiction and hard-won reclamation."
An alcoholic's confessional of life from buzzed adolescence to blitzed adulthood and the fellowship of recovery. Read full book review >
INSANE by Alisa Roth
Released: April 3, 2018

"An eye-opening book that cries out for change—but can policymakers show the resolve to make that change?"
A searing exposé about the criminalization of mental illness that features a simple underlying theme that a society attempting the same disastrous policies over and over but expecting a different outcome is where the actual craziness resides. Read full book review >
THE HOPE CIRCUIT by Martin E.P. Seligman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Mildly controversial at points, mildly dismissive of such things as 'the overselling of neuroscience' at others, but altogether of interest to students of the mind."
A noted psychologist charts a long and not always happy life spent in service to positivity. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"As he has done in previous books, Gazzaniga easily draws readers into one of the most fascinating conversations taking place in modern science."
One of the world's leading cognitive neuroscientists upends binary theories of consciousness and argues that it is manifested throughout the brain by localized circuits, an idea backed by emerging scientific data and resonant with philosophical ideas that have been around for centuries. Read full book review >
THE NEUROSCIENTIST WHO LOST HER MIND by Barbara K. Lipska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A harrowing, intimately candid survivor's journey through the minefields of cancer treatment."
A vibrant mental health expert's bout with brain cancer and the revolutionary treatments that saved her life. 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 >