Psychology Book Reviews (page 4)

I FEEL YOU by Cris Beam
Released: March 20, 2018

"A fascinating and well-rounded view of how empathy functions in society and why some cultivate it as a skill while others consider it a good moral value."
Using empathy to achieve a kinder, gentler society. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"Good ammunition for contrarians and well grounded in scholarly research."
Just say no: an examination of how the naysayers in the audience can help individuals and organizations make better decisions. Read full book review >

Released: March 13, 2018

"A useful gathering of solid assessments of young children and the educational systems available to them."
How to ensure the best education possible for school-age children. Read full book review >
WELLMANIA by Brigid Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018

"Eye-opening and entertainingly voyeuristic, this impressionistic taste test illustrates the struggles more than the benefits of detoxification techniques."
An Australian travel writer's exuberant sampling of wellness methods. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"For serious students of neurobiology as well as readers interested in philosophical questions of mind and body."
What is the brain? If you answered by describing what the brain does, then this well-crafted overview may not be your cup of gray matter. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2018

"An easy-to-read journey through the world of brain research that gives a glimpse of what is happening there, all done with a highly personal touch."
A British science writer uses her own brain to explore what researchers have been working on and to discover how her own shortcomings might be overcome. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"At a moment when women's experiences in the workplace have come to the fore, Hirsch's eye-opening study of gender-based disparity surrounding illness will hopefully help spawn a similar reckoning for women's health."
Part memoir and part sociomedical inquiry, veteran journalist Hirsch's first book explores the many physical and emotional challenges faced by young women confronted with serious illnesses. Read full book review >
WHEN EMPATHY FAILS by Kathy  Marshack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2018

"A compelling, if sometimes-painful, read that offers a lesson in personal resilience."
A hard-luck memoir, intertwined with life lessons on empathy. Read full book review >
THE KEVIN SHOW by Mary Pilon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Grippingly provocative reading."
An award-winning journalist tells the story of one man's struggle with a rare form of bipolar disorder called the Truman Show delusion. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Research and individual stories explain the special position of grandparents in a child's life in a book that is unquestionably functional but not as inspiring as Lesley Stahl's recent Becoming Grandma."
Studying the roles of 21st-century grandparents in a child's life. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"Useful fodder for the factually inclined and politically disgusted."
A British news anchor and economist turns a gimlet eye on the "post-truth era." Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"Nothing earthshakingly new here, but an interesting and entertaining excursus that, in this post-truth era, may prove of use in helping unpack a specious claim or two."
How can I mislead you? Let me count the ways. 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 >