Social Sciences Book Reviews (page 7)

BONDS OF LOVE by Sarah K
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

More episodes of sexual maneuvering on the heels of British author Sarah K's (The Secret Life of a Submissive, 2013) best-selling erotic memoir.

Months after the author and her sexual "Dom," Max, parted ways, she still ached for his unique brand of sweet torture. 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 >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The movement did not die with King. Chappell effectively shows how the struggle continued even as the message seemed to fragment."
Astute contemporary history of the civil rights movement in the years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A beautiful meditation on human nature."
A spiritual odyssey into the world of the blind. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A valuable document that gives an insider's view into AIDS activism and declares that compassion can mean just as much as cure."
A prominent activist and publisher ties his personal journey into the epochal events that have shaped the last 35 years of LGBT rights and AIDS education. Read full book review >

NEVER HAVE I EVER by Katie Heaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A drawn-out, sometimes-amusing examination of the author's search for a loving relationship with a man, any man."
One woman's confessions about not having a love life. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A practical and impassioned parenting guide."
With the assistance of Beard (Health First!: The Black Woman's Wellness Guide, 2012, etc.), independent filmmakers Brewster and Stephenson examine concrete ways black parents can enhance their sons' potential for success in a world prejudiced against black males. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An accessible if slightly self-indulgent account showing the complexity of immigrating to the U.S. alongside semiprofound reflections on the meaning of marriage."
The story of a young writer who married her best friend to save them both. Read full book review >
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 >