Search Results: "Andrew Weil"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1983

"The premise, however, is still extremely difficult to accept."
This guide to all categories of mind-active drugs is headed for controversy—for it presents detailed information on the premise that many of these drugs can be used safely and responsibly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A story of dreams and delusions, with more than a soupçon of the pathetic tossed in."
Weil captures the benign madness as Gary Hudson tries to build the first civilian spacecraft. Read full book review >

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LAST TROLLEY FROM BEETHOVENSTRAAT by Grete Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Her eye, judgment, compassion, wisdom, and understatement—all produce an extraordinary, valuable, unusual novel."
Godine's Verba Mundi series offers a riveting look at the Holocaust as seen by a young German writer who lives through the war in occupied Holland—where his spirit is crushed and trust in life destroyed. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TREES by François Weil
Released: April 30, 2013

"Weil convincingly delineates the fact that origins matter; they fill many needs, from the noble to the nasty."
A genealogy of American genealogy. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER HOME by Dorothy Weil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"An engaging tale of growing up around the great rivers of the Midwest—and perhaps one of the last memoirs by someone brought up during the Depression."
Although not a household name even in her hometown of Cincinnati, author and TV producer Weil (Continuing Education, 1979) offers an autobiography of wide appeal, skillfully mixing the story of her extended family with a vivid picture of an era—America from the '30s to the '50s—that seems increasingly exotic. Read full book review >