Search Results: "Shimon Edelman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An elegant tour de force that combines neuropsychology with liberal references to Shakespeare and Homer."
Edelman (Psychology/Cornell Univ.; Computing the Mind: How the Mind Really Works, 2008, etc.) asks readers to discard the "familiar ‘computer metaphor' that halfheartedly likens the brain to a computer," and accept his argument that "the mind is computational in the literal sense." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A secular, Zionist version of the Thriller video, but Michael Jackson's original is catchier and less moribund."
Israel's quirkiest visionaries, present (Shimon Peres) and past (Theodor Herzl), tour the country in a book that might possibly be appropriate for children, but not for grown-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An impassioned call for an 'overarching movement' for justice."
How poor people are being punished for their poverty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"An informed and informative appraisal of what the Western sports community once viewed as the Big Red Machine. (Twenty halftones—some seen)"
An agreeable and enlightening overview of spectator sports in the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution through Communism's collapse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN TO WARSAW by Gwen Edelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fine rendering of tormented souls."
An aging couple, survivors of the Warsaw ghetto, revisit Poland after a 40-year absence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Luxuriating with these oral histories is like getting to spend some precious moments with the grandparents we never got to speak to."
A breathtaking oral biography of 100-year-old Americans that vivifies the past century while we are on the cusp of a new one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1999

"Still, a wake-up call that a mother's mother may be more influential in forming who we are than many women suspect. (Author tour)"
A celebration of grandmothers as both safety net and symbol of the ties that connect woman to woman over generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR STORY by Gwen Edelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Joseph's story should move, but, unfortunately, the man himself seems less a victim than an unregenerate perennial bad boy."
A woman recalls her love for an aging author and WWII survivor, in a luminously written if unaffecting debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Many women will find this book painful, but it's reassuring to have the company of others when dealing with the complex emotions and lifelong effects of a mother's loss."
According to the testimony in this oddly comforting volume, women never get over missing dead or absent mothers, whether they were 2 or 22 or even 52 at the time of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2012

"A competent, thorough assessment from a veteran expert in the field."
Edelman (Georgetown University Law Center; Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, 2001, etc.) examines the continuing problem of poverty in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS CRAZY QUILT by Jill Edelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"A must-read for parents of special needs children nearing adulthood."
In a year's worth of blog posts, a mother goes through the complex process of helping her special needs daughter make the transition from childhood to independent adulthood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POSSIBILITY OF EVERYTHING by Hope Edelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A travel narrative and childrearing memoir that will appeal to those interested in shamanistic healing and other aspects of New Age spirituality."
An account of the author's struggles to cope with her young daughter's troublesome imaginary friend. Read full book review >