PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information."
What can we learn from studying the effects of children on parents? Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Wisdom from time immemorial—take it a day at a time and moderation in all things—reworked by Arnold to morph broad goals into manageable, measurable microresolutions."
Goldman Sachs managing director and technology leader Arnold tenders some advice you may have heard from your kindergarten teacher: Focus, and take smaller bites. Read full book review >

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Percy wields language with admirable restraint, but her poetic gifts might be better served in fiction."
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop turns her sights on the dark story of a soldier with PTSD who is haunted by his demons. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A gold mine for readers interested in learning more about the benefits of increased visual literacy."
A noted visual literacy expert reveals how doodling can transform the thinking process in both individual and group contexts. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A provocative reconsideration of the power of positive thinking."
Rosenzweig (IMD Business School, Switzerland; The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers, 2007) offers a different slant on how successful businessmen and other leaders assess risk. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthy, fun way to enjoy ancient myths while learning some pure philosophy."
Ferry (Philosophy/Sorbonne; A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, 2011, etc.) brilliantly illustrates the basis of Greek philosophy in the structure of its myths. Read full book review >
THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING by David R. Dow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sad and inspiring reflections of what it means to live, love and die."
A memoir examining the complicated nature of death. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A brave, personal book in which the author discovers the best of the self-help industry, despite its many flaws."
The author's exploration of the world of self-help books and of her own childhood trauma. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tidd combines indignation and sarcasm with humility, and the result is a moving, helpful look at how to navigate the difficult times that come with tremendous loss."
"I spent my eleventh wedding anniversary planning my husband's funeral." So begins Tidd's emotional memoir of coping with life after becoming a single mother with three children at the age of 31. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tougher-minded readers will prefer Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011) and even Prince Kropotkin himself."
A middling look at some of the better angels of our nature by German science writer Klein (Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Smart advice, if unnecessarily repackaged, on providing the most supportive and brain-healthy environment during the tumultuous years of adolescence."
Siegel (Psychiatry/UCLA School of Medicine; Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010, etc.) tenders approaches to making adolescence work for parents rather than tearing them apart emotionally and psychologically. Read full book review >