Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 8)

THE BABY BOOM by P.J. O’Rourke
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

""Our genius is being funny," writes the author of his generation, but such genius is in short supply here."
What should have been easy picking for the satirist isn't nearly as funny or perceptive as his best work. 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 >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A bold, intimate, welcome examination of reconciling one's faith in America."
One woman's personal examination of Muslim and American values. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A not always convincing, mostly amusing glimpse at the grinding gears of the young male in pursuit of love and economic stability."
A romantically challenged Londoner offers new strategies on playing the dating game, attempting to "make sense of something he doesn't understand, using something that he does." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Overly professorial in tone, yet it sufficiently delivers the importance and impact of sexual equality for all."
A verbose chronology of the perpetual demonization of prostitution. 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 >
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Encouraging and authentic."
Debut memoir/self-help book designed to empower the women of Generation Y to discover and pursue their passions. 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 >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Based on human experience, helpful hints on transforming the way we live."
The title of this potent lifestyle guide poses a valid question—and, after more than three millennia, still a good one. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A readable combination of research findings and case studies, filled with good cheer and practical advice."
A self-help book from a clinical psychologist promoting a model of treatment called Emotionally Focused Therapy. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"In-depth, supportive information on navigating the complex road of parenting twins."
Twiniversity website founder Diaz delivers a comprehensive guide for parents of twins, from prenatal care through the first year of child development. Read full book review >