Search Results: "Kay Redfield Jamison"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"But overall, a well-written, vivid depiction of a devastating mental illness. (First printing of 75,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Mood-disorder specialist Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins) comes clean about her own mood disorder: manic-depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A deeply informed investigation of a poet's suffering and creative triumph."
A renowned psychologist connects bipolar disorder to creativity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1999

Suicide rates for Americans under 40, the cohort on which this book focuses, have tripled in the past 45 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1993

"Clear writing and research, but heavily clinical."
Study of manic depression and inspiration that for many will be a hard read but that makes its points convincingly—if only fragmentarily—chapter by chapter. Read full book review >

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NOTHING WAS THE SAME by Kay Redfield Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"A soul-baring love letter to the author's loving life partner that also addresses the debilitating condition that restricted her from enjoying life to its fullest."
A manic-depressive clinical psychologist finds solace after the death of her husband. Read full book review >

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EXUBERANCE by Kay Redfield Jamison
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A well-written, lively account, featuring a host of exuberant personalities."
An exploration of the psychological state of exuberance: its origins, its contagious nature, the effect of an exuberant temperament on the life and work of those who possess it, and its impact on society. Read full book review >

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KAY BOYLE by Joan Mellen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Precise in detail, panoramic in scope, psychologically subtle, more than a literary biography, like Boyle herself, it is social and political history, a film waiting to be produced."
The prolific Mellen (Creative Writing/Film, Temple Univ.) brings a literary talent as well as cinematic eye to the family saga of Kay Boyle (1902-92), an epic life reflecting the great literary and political events of the century. Read full book review >

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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

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KAY DARLING by Laura McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Delightful, funny, and real: The authors have managed to uncover the twisted and often hilarious souls of their characters without a hint of pretense or sentimentality."
A collaborative debut that follows the uneven journey of three young Canadians whose paths cross and join as they attempt to put their lives in some kind of adult order. Read full book review >

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KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

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HONEY BADGERS by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"His free-ranging, outdoorsy lifestyle, along with the carved stone animals, rumpled-looking trees and other odd details tucked into the pictures, may engage readers for a bit, but most will just scratch their heads and move on. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wearing influences from Maurice Sendak to Edward Gorey on his sleeve, Odone debuts with a child's terse, surreal self-introduction. Read full book review >

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Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ by Wesley Redfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Will leave readers eagerly anticipating a sequel and wondering about the fates of its characters."
Redfield's debut work of historical fiction is a compelling journey into New Mexico's early history. Read full book review >