Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 2)

KICKFLIP BOYS by Neal Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"A highly candid memoir of parenthood that often fascinates and occasionally frustrates as the author tries to come to terms with the causes that have produced these particular effects."
Permissive parenting clashes with adolescent rebellion amid the skateboarding subculture. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"These ideas—first introduced in the Harvard Business Review­­—will intrigue anyone who wants to channel the new power of the crowd."
A study of the "new power" made possible by connectivity. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A memoir that makes palpable the immense influence of an organization that has improved so many women's lives."
The president of Planned Parenthood recounts her life as an activist. Read full book review >
THE DIRTY-MINDED CHRISTIAN by Kirk  Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A worthy, step-by-step, Christianity-infused empowerment guide to clearing the dark thoughts out of your mind."
A debut manual offers a program to infuse an individual's thinking with optimism. Read full book review >
CHAMPION UNLEASHED by Rhonda L.  Moore
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"A perky, if occasionally trite, pep talk that often motivates and informs."
A self-help book about how to live like a champion by altering one's mindset, language, and goals. Read full book review >

FIGURES OF THE ONE MUST GO by Victor  Living
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A dense philosophical work that delivers striking moments and some hazy prose."
A debut philosophical book examines life in modern times. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A straightforward, useful, and compassionate coaching manual for parenting."
A debut guide focuses on contemporary parenting. Read full book review >
THE TELLING IMAGE by Lois Farfel Stark
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A visually vibrant but conceptually blurry coffee-table book."
The physical contours of technology, architecture, and settlement intertwine with humanity's understanding of society and the universe, according to this debut photo essay. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 2017

"An entertaining, if not completely convincing, exploration of the purpose of the hero myth."
A work of comparative mythology examines humanity's universal hero myth. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"Sage counsel to help readers better navigate the trajectories of their own relationships."
A divorce lawyer imparts his unique perspective on successful relationships. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"A mature, expansive contemplation of wholeness and a highly satisfying read."
A gender study examines the "wild woman" archetype in the context of female sexuality and relationships. Read full book review >
BROTOPIA by Emily Chang
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A thorough, important examination of the often sleazy, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley."
An in-depth analysis of the tech-industry brotherhood. 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 >