Psychology Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Except for a taste for anecdotes describing individuals experiencing a miraculous transformation, Adam delivers a sensible, often skeptical review of his subject. Most readers will agree that techniques to supercharge our brains are inevitable—but not yet."
An exploration of how "modern brain science is not just observing anymore," but can now "intervene, to change the way the brain and the mind works." Read full book review >
HEART BERRIES by Terese Marie Mailhot
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An elegant, deeply expressive meditation infused with humanity and grace."
Reflections on the turbulent life of a Native American writer. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A dense, detailed mixture of hard science, philosophy, and speculation that will reward readers willing to work through the author's demanding book."
A leading neuroscientist returns with a complex exploration of the life of the mind. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A captivating and often moving book with something to offer readers interested in health, athleticism, neuroscience, and the human condition."
A meticulously researched profile of the physiology and psychology of athletes. Read full book review >
HALFWAY by Tom Macher
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fresh voice examining addiction and recovery through its sustaining relationships."
A bleak yet affecting memoir about a teenage alcoholic's experience in recovery-oriented halfway houses, focusing on bonds of desperate camaraderie. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 31, 2018

"An illuminating examination of an often neglected but vital concept."
This detailed psychological analysis of self-acceptance explains what it is, why readers need it, and how to get it. Read full book review >
CAUSE by Gregory Smithsimon
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Enjoyable, eye-opening pop science."
A wry, sometimes-arch look at flaws in the chain of reasoning that lead us to make ineffective choices, especially at the macro level of social reasoning. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Although quite profane at times—understandably so—Byrne provides a refreshing, entertaining, instructive examination of a 'surprisingly flexible part of a linguistic repertoire.'"
In defense of swearing. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A glimpse of how schizophrenia looks and feels from the inside."
A schizophrenic's autobiographical manuscript serves as a creative-nonfiction project for his niece. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"In a sure-to-be-controversial book, Hari delivers a weighty, well-supported, persuasive argument against treating depression pharmaceutically."
Mining the root causes of depression and anxiety. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"The author's work has won wide attention through a New Yorker article and a TED talk. This important and compassionate book further sounds the alarm over childhood trauma—and what can be done to remedy its effects."
A pediatrician's battle against the toxic effects of childhood adversity. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 17, 2018

"Readers on the lookout for self-development and a deeper loving connection with their partner will find ideas and guidance galore in this sensible relationship manual."
An inviting game plan for achieving loving, lasting relationships. 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 >