Search Results: "Daniel J. Benor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Intriguing concepts of medical care requiring new vocabulary and offering fresh channels of deep thinking."
An M.D./"wholistic psychiatrist" promotes Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM), a broad term encompassing a variety of self-healing approaches. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAY ESCAPE by Daniel J. Mahoney
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Responsibility doesn't seem so onerous when it is shared among pals, especially pals of such cartoony good cheer who also listen—albeit belatedly—to their conscience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All play and no work gets Jack the bear, Angie the rabbit, and Melden the mouse in some potentially hot water until they realize the folly of their ways. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT CLUBHOUSE by Daniel J. Mahoney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2004

"And the art is in another league altogether, with multiple panels of genial, graphic watercolors that ought to light a spark in young readers to start building. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's that ancient urge: a room of one's own; better yet, a clubhouse of mates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Levitin makes the science of music readily understandable to the non-scientist and non-musician alike."
A neuroscientist with a rich musical background explains what is being learned through research about music and the mind. Read full book review >

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BRAINSTORM by Daniel J. Siegel
NON-FICTION
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 >

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THE GUARDIAN by Daniel J. Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"The story moves, but the pages don't turn fast enough to keep the reader from seeing through the thin veneer of stereotype."
The bad guy sneers and the good lady perseveres in this overcooked potboiler with a southwestern flavor from former corporate flack Bowen. Mr. Bad, a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Intended to inspire, this powerful book succeeds more often in shocking and angering the reader at the harrowing conditions to which these patients are subjected."
A doctor with a conscience celebrates the preciousness of all human life in grim stories of death and dying among society's outcasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A provocative thesis agreeably presented."
Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"How?'"
Unabashedly Eurocentric, unashamedly positivist, and surprisingly short, Boorstin's follow-up to his bestselling The Discoverers (1983) and The Creators (1992) addresses the history of ideas as though it were a two-millennia brainstorming session. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORGANIZED MIND by Daniel J. Levitin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A prolific genre of books covers this subject, but Levitin holds his own, and his examination of brain function stands out."
Lost your keys or glasses? Blame your brain, writes Levitin (Psychology and Music/McGill Univ.; The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature, 2008, etc.) in this ingenious combination of neuroscience and self-help. Read full book review >