Search Results: "Lauren Slater"


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PROZAC DIARY by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Heartfelt but never mawkish; eloquent but never slick; a lyrical account of a drug that has caused mounds of controversy. (Author tour)"
A perceptive and articulate young psychologist's revealing memoir of ten years on Prozac, with all its blessings and curses. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY by Lauren Slater
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In both, eloquent young psychologists reveal their private miseries and their concerns about the therapeutic process. (First serial to Harper's; author tour)"
A young psychologist's deeply moving stories about her patients—stories that turn out to be astonishingly revealing about the author's psyche. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2005

"Strange, puzzling, yet somehow forcefully compelling."
Memoirist and psychologist Slater (Opening Skinner's Box, 2004, etc.) explores the fairy tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Astonishing stories full of quirky personalities, told with wit and warmth."
Vivid, insightful account of the experiments that changed the field of psychology in the last century. Read full book review >

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THE $60,000 DOG by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Beautifully written, and not just for animal lovers."
Slater (Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas, 2005, etc.) shares her thoughts and feelings about animals in a revealing, often surprising memoir. Read full book review >

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PLAYING HOUSE by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A fiercely, lyrically honest memoir."
A psychologist and nonfiction writer's frank meditations on how she formed a family and learned to love the people in her life. Read full book review >

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MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Persuasive, comprehensive, and precious at this historical moment."
An insightful, timely examination of the fragility of America's commitment to democracy, by cultural analyst Slater (How I Saved the World, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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HAIR OF THE DOG by Susan Slater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dan's third appearance starts out strong but fades in the back stretch as complications pile on and coincidences pile up."
Insurance investigator Dan Mahoney (Rollover, 2014, etc.) checks out monkey business at a Florida greyhound track.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A balanced, interpretive progress report on a world-class business leader whose career story remains to be told in full."
A workmanlike appreciation of John Francis (``Neutron Jack'') Read full book review >

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LOVERS & HATERS by Calvin Slater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Readers who bring to the novel an understanding of the circumstances impoverished inner-city life can beget will find inspiration in Xavier's story. (Fiction. 14-18)
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A gritty yet heartwarming debut for teens chronicles the coming-of-age of 16-year-old Xavier Hunter, who navigates new love amid the challenges of drugs, gangs and other woes in inner-city Detroit. Read full book review >