Search Results: "Kay Redfield Jamison"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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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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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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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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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THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"They leave an old metal box with change in their selling room (lined with such items as jam, honey, eggs, a scale, a sleeping cat, a bale of hay in winter, and bursting with flowers come spring), a detail that imparts a lingering note of respect for the entire endeavor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An idyllic accounting of the seasonal activities on a small family-run farm called "Smallholdings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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MOLE HAD EVERYTHING by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Mole finds a comfortable balance in the material world without getting apoplectic about it—a worthwhile lesson, neatly presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mole's idyllic existence is threatened when the bug of acquisition bites him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"The appealing Jamisons prove themselves consummate guides to culinary travel."
Charming journal of three globe-hopping months, largely around Southeast Asia, by a pair of seasoned food professionals. Read full book review >