Search Results: "Edward Shorter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"Devotees of medical lore will find this a treasure trove."
Lively, anecdote-filled account of how culture interacts with biology to produce different sets of psychosomatic symptoms in different groups of people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 1997

"While psychiatrists may quibble and Freudians and other psychoanalysts will surely squawk, those without a vested interest will be thoroughly entertained and certainly enlightened."
An opinionated, anecdote-rich history of a branch of medicine strongly shaped by culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"Enlivened by literary anecdotes, but less appealing as social history."
Shorter (Psychiatry and History of Medicine/Toronto Univ.; co-author: Endocrine Psychiatry, 2010, etc.) charges that current diagnoses of mood disorders are fatally flawed and becoming "close to unintelligible." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"A fine, example-filled account of how different times and different mores produce different psychosomatic illnesses."
Like other cultural phenomena, psychosomatic illnesses are subject to changes in fashion; here, Shorter (The Healthy Century, 1987, etc.) has applied his considerable skill in researching medical history to an examination of these trends from the mid-18th century to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Though Mac's 'bad apple' moniker is strictly marketing, his core belief that it is 'never too late to turn things around' is a nutritious notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An outing doesn't quite go as planned for Mac the apple and his resident worm, Will—first met in Bad Apple (2012) and still best buds. Read full book review >

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BUMP IN THE NIGHT by Edward Hemingway
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"While the field is certainly crowded, it seems likely that this offbeat entry just may find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sporting an Elvis 'do and clutching his teddy bear, young Billy confronts his fears and finds that a bump in the night doesn't have to be scary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET STINKY MAGEE by Edward Sokol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Be gone, Stinky. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Artist Sokol makes an appalling writing debut with a book in which bold and colorful illustrations dude up what is meant, obviously, to be a naïvely magical text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKSEAT BUCKAROO by Edward Valfre
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Valfre's first book is well worth the trip, and a real find for children on the way to their own backseat adventures. (Picture book. 5+)"
A young child on a car trip out West makes up a fantastic story based on eccentric examples of American roadside architecture observed out of the backseat window. Read full book review >

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRUMPASAURUS by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jimmy: Toughest. Dog. Ever. by Sally Hill Mills
Released: March 28, 2015

"A great classroom book full of lessons about language and life."
Every dog wants to be tough—big, strong, fearless—but in this illustrated debut picture book, Jimmy finds toughness on the inside. Read full book review >