Psychology Book Reviews (page 5)

SUPERFANS by George Dohrmann
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The organization is a little scattershot, but this is a fascinating subject deserving of further study, and Dohrmann provides a good jumping-off point."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turns his attention to those who identify obsessively with their teams. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A thoroughly researched, well-articulated study of mindfulness practice and its potentially powerful effects."
A book that sorts out common misconceptions and offers a wealth of research while exploring how, why, and if meditation can help one achieve mindfulness. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Beyond the specifics about young widowers, the book offers broader insights on loss, grief, and support groups."
The development of a support group provides a lifeline for seven young widowers. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A valuable guide to recovery for substance abusers and their loved ones."
A debut manual focuses on the survivors of addiction as well as family members and friends who cope with the effects. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY by Danny  Oppenheimer
Released: Dec. 6, 2017

"A quick illumination of a complex field."
A lighthearted survey of how modern science researches and resolves some of the complexities of human psychology. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"While the author raises more questions than she answers, and some readers may be put off by her less-that-straightforward style, these are thought-provoking questions, and Cole-Adams presents a lyrical journey through the vital question of what it means to be human."
Melbourne-based journalist and novelist Cole-Adams (Walking to the Moon, 2008) blends research, reflection, and memoir to try to grapple with the meaning of consciousness. Read full book review >
SILENCE by Erling  Kagge
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An eloquent and persuasive argument for the significance of silence, in all of its forms, from an author who has explored the limits of the human experience."
A slender investigation into the idea of silence and its importance to those who dwell in the ceaseless noise of the modern world. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A well-researched, abundantly documented, readable work of social science."
Probing the nature of resilience through the stories behind the people who thrive in adversity. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A potent, convincing manifesto on how female sexual equality marches onward despite cultural roadblocks."
A feminist perspective on sexual power and its uses and abuses in America. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 2017

"A good-natured, thoughtful, and often comic joyride, well worth reading before listing your new year's resolutions."
An earnest scholarly effort devolves into a funny, sometimes-sardonic tour of the possibilities of changing your life—or not. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A user-friendly and often entertaining treatise on how to be a more discerning, vastly more aware handler of money."
A lively look at how even the wisest among us are too often fools eager to part with our money. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A calm, refreshing breath of fresh air in a dangerously uncertain moment in human history."
A wide-ranging analysis of communal joy, including suggestions on how to get it back. 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 >