Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 625)

MY MOTHER WORKED AND I TURNED OUT OKAY by Katherine Goldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Celebrating the resilience of children and their parents: a cheerful antidote to those who rail against working mothers."
A lighthearted but not empty-headed look at adult children of working mothers. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 1, 1993

"A sobering and much needed call to action."
A compassionate, thoughtful analysis of an alarming and increasingly frequent phenomenon in our rapidly diversifying society. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A powerful salvo in the war over political correctness—and a ringing reaffirmation of the principles of free thought as conceived by Locke, John Stuart Mill, and others."
A compelling defense of free speech against its new enemies, who range from the mosques of Iran to the groves of American academe. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 1, 1993

"As in a good novel, these real-life characters elicit cheers and boos, sympathy and disdain—and greater understanding of the emotional minefield walked by new parents."
A remarkably absorbing series of stories about real couples dealing with pregnancy and baby's first year. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 1, 1993

"A positive—if too gimmicky—spin for those who think of themselves as victims. (Diagrams—not seen)"
A self-help volume for adult children of dysfunctional families that puts the emphasis on rising above adversity rather than on reliving the pain of abusive relationships. Read full book review >

DAILY FARE by Kathleen Aguero
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 1, 1993

Seventeen autobiographical essays of varying quality that address the authors' experiences ``outside''—as editor Aguero (Humanities/Pine Manor College) puts it—the ``dominant tradition'' of ``white, male, heterosexual, upper-class, Eurocentric'' culture. Read full book review >
THE UNMASKING by Kevin Flynn
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 29, 1993

"Overall, then, a torpid chronicle."
Sluggish, standard-model true-crime account of a multiple rapist who concealed his crimes for seven years while married and involved in a fundamentalist church. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 29, 1993

"A thoughtful, well-documented addition to the often high- pitched debates on this emotional subject."
A persuasive argument for giving the severely ill, and those facing a lingering death, options about levels of care, as well as the right to a dignified death. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 29, 1993

"Wonderfully authentic: an admirably lighthearted supplement to W.J. Cash's classic The Mind of the South. (Maps.)"
Where exactly is the South? Read full book review >
THE FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE by Barbara Goulter
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 24, 1993

"The authors push all the right buttons, but the concepts aren't really new nor the insights very fresh."
Coming to terms with dysfunctional father-daughter relationships. Read full book review >
ONE BOY AT WAR by Paul A. Sergios
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 24, 1993

"Impressive and meticulously documented: an essential chronicle for all who would understand the bitter reality of AIDS in America today."
An insider's detailed view of the desperate measures taken by those suffering from AIDS to find an effective treatment; by ex- Hollywood whiz-kid Sergios, who became a driving force in the AIDS underground after testing HIV-positive. Read full book review >
THE VILLAGE by Alice Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 1993

"Sentimental but entertainingly so: the story of a village well kept and a life well lived."
Taylor's third volume of Irish reminiscences (Quench the Lamp, 1991; To School Through the Fields, 1990) continues in a sunny vein as it evokes the history, landscape, and sometimes dotty citizenry of tiny 1960's Innishannon, where the author raised five kids, opened a guest house, and manned the local post office and grocery store. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >