Search Results: "Jerome Groopman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Not profound literature, yet undeniably fascinating: Groopman has a good ear and a dramatic flair, and he delivers entertaining, often scandalous portraits of doctors at work."
A collection of eight case studies revolving around questions of diagnosis and treatment, by Harvard physician and New Yorker writer Groopman (The Measure of Our Days, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The well and the sick alike will find much to ponder here— this is the kind of book whose thoughts and messages linger long after it has been closed. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An astonishingly well written book that illuminates life's meaning without a trace of maudlin sentimentality. Read full book review >

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HOW DOCTORS THINK by Jerome Groopman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2007

"A highly pleasurable must-read."
A revealing, often disturbing look at what goes on in doctors' minds when treating patients, plus some advice to patients on how to work with their doctors to improve that process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"A thoughtful message, movingly yet unsentimentally presented by a physician alert to medicine's human as well as its scientific side."
Doctor/author Groopman (Second Opinions, 2000, etc.) insightfully examines the nature of hope and the role it plays in recovery from illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"For readers who are not already proactive with their health care."
Bestselling author and oncologist Groopman (How Doctors Think, 2008, etc.) and eminent endocrinologist Hartzband collaborate to help readers rethink their health-care choices. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE'S LACE by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"An excellent introduction to the rewards of botany as exemplified by learning about a particularly lovely species. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Like Wexler's Jack-in-the-Pulpit (1993), a lucid look at a familiar plant with intriguing characteristics and adaptations. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY FROM BELORUSSE by Jerome Charyn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Youth was the magical place of Charyn's inspiration and it is captured here honestly and simply. (photos, not seen)"
Charyn's fascination with quirky New York crime stories (El Bronx, p. 21, etc.) takes its cue from his early childhood, as this brief, charming, idiosyncratic memoir shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN'S SONG OF LIFE by Jerome Vanora
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2008

"An engrossing read for new-age philosophers that may lose general readers."
A complex philosophical dialogue that attempts to combine Eastern and Western teachings for the layperson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"A kind of sour grapes of wrath, brilliantly rendered."
Rancor, resentment, whining, self-loathing and, of course, some very good prose. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE SHORTHAND by Jerome Charyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Both a very uneven book and a very welcome one—a paradox Babel would have appreciated."
The tireless Charyn's 39th book (The Green Lantern, 2004, etc.) is a feisty "biographical meditation" on the truncated career of the great Russian modernist. Read full book review >