Search Results: "Peter D. Kramer"


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ORDINARILY WELL by Peter D. Kramer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Written with the compassion, verve, and style that are the author's trademark, this book offers an invaluable overview on the state of treatment and the options available."
The 1993 publication of Kramer's Listening to Prozac set off a controversy about the use of mind-altering drugs in the treatment of mental illness that has still to be resolved, a situation the author finds deplorable. Read full book review >

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SPECTACULAR HAPPINESS by Peter D. Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2001

"The voice—measured, pensive, soft-spoken, self-deprecating, lightly ironic, quizzically humane—recalls the early Walker Percy. Just think what Binx Bolling might have made of himself if he'd quit going to the movies and started blowing up his neighbors' houses instead. "
This debut fiction from psychiatrist Kramer (Listening to Prozac, 1993; Should You Leave?, 1997) is a love letter a fond father writes to his long-estranged son while he waits for the FBI to gather evidence that will convict him of a series of terrorist bombings. Read full book review >

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FREUD by Peter D. Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"The book, while missing features useful to general readers, remains a clear and sometimes eloquent introduction to the life and thought of the world's first shrink."
A generally sympathetic treatment, though also attentive to those many occasions when Emperor Freud wore no clothes. Read full book review >

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AGAINST DEPRESSION by Peter D. Kramer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2005

"A clear, valuable exposition of the progress researchers are making in understanding an all-too-common disease."
A heartfelt argument that depression is not, as many would have it, a source of heroic melancholy and artistic genius, but, rather, a pathological condition that should, if possible, be eradicated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A wise and unflinching examination of the ramifications for society—and for the individual—when the capsule replaces the couch."
A provocative volume that sets up the mood-altering Prozac as a tool to examine the growing—and often troubling—use of drugs in the treatment of psychological illness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"Beautifully illustrating the passion, curiosity, intellect, and sensitivity therapists bring to their work, Kramer has produced a tour de force, a book of non-advice more illuminating than any how-to could ever be."
Not only is this a stunning and moving look at the many- layered complexities of intimacy, it is also a neat literary trick. Read full book review >

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TOMBS by Edward E.  Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Enjoyable."
A thematic anthology consisting of 21 original tales, a poem, and an utterly deranged introduction from Forrest J. Ackerman. Read full book review >

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DANTE'S DISCIPLES by Peter Crowther
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Topflight horror from one proud band of storytellers."
First-rate horror anthology, its 26 tales sparked by Dante's Inferno. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A competent history of WMDs combined with a captivating account of books and films that predicted their discovery—and then got it all wrong."
This massive but lively history of 20th-century superweapons and the media that exploited them contains no identifiable Doctor Strangelove but plenty of interesting characters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"But as an examination of how Folkways successfully mined obscure veins of vernacular music for four decades, this is a valuable study. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, illuminating life of Folkways Records founder Moe Asch, whose American and international folk-music releases laid the ground for the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s and the world-music explosion of recent years. Read full book review >

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JESUS: THE GOD APP. by Peter D. Snow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A fresh, gripping fictional rendition of 'the greatest story ever told.'"
A debut novel that dramatizes the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF IBIS by Peter D. Boas
Released: May 12, 2009

"The story of a life under the radar that will enthrall memoir fans and '70s history buffs."
An inside glimpse at counterculture life in the 1970s. Read full book review >