Search Results: "Andrew Weil"


BOOK REVIEW

SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS by Andrew Weil
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Immensely beneficial information for those seeking a self-galvanized life lift."
Prolific health advisor Weil (Natural Health, Natural Medicine, 2011, etc.) offers a comprehensive roadmap for the prized path to true happiness. Read full book review >

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SIMONE WEIL by Francine du Plessix Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2001

"A superbly nuanced portrait of a tortured character."
A lucid portrait of the enigmatic French writer and mystic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2000

"Entertaining, thoughtful, and educational."
From a familiar, reputable—if sometimes offbeat—source, a worthwhile discussion of how to formulate a healthy approach to eating. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1990

"A highly readable guide, with a healthy and attractive premise, this is likely to be much consulted."
Often considered controversial in the past, Weil (The Natural Mind; Health and Healing, etc.) here offers generally sensible and accepted advice, in practical detail, on healthful life-style and self-care. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1983

"A sound theoretical exploration, personably set forth."
Well (The Marriage of the Sun and Moon, Chocolate to Morphine) at his unusual and controversial best: a rigorous exploration of the broad questions raised by "alternative therapies" that opens up the whole issue of a mind-body connection and its importance in healing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 1980

"So, unabashed advocacy of transcendent union, with some sophisticated observations on drugs and cultures."
The 19 essays gathered in this collection were produced as newsletters while Weil was a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1972

"A synopsis of what's often been better said; the vague is inadequate meeting ground for the medical and the ineffable."
The trail into the promises and revelations of "expanded consciousness" or "non-ordinary reality," opened, for this culture, by Leafy, Laing and Alan Watts, has in a few years become suspiciously wide, smooth, crowded and speedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >