Search Results: "Steven Kotler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE OF SUPERMAN by Steven Kotler
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A thrill ride of a book, empowering in its implications of what any individual can achieve."
Every kind of human performance—a record-breaking athletic feat, a major scientific breakthrough, a stunning jazz solo—is made possible by tapping into an elusive and extraordinary state of consciousness called "flow." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A jargon-heavy, superficial primer on altered states tuned to a specific audience."
Two researchers survey the various ways that human beings alter their consciousness to improve performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A heartfelt example of humanitarianism at work."
A journalist and lifelong dog lover attests to the joy and the emotional fallout behind animal-rescue work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A nicely optimistic look at a matter that usually brings out the darkest thoughts among prognosticators—if a touch starry-eyed, at least a dream worth nurturing."
Forget Club of Rome gloom and doom. If the future isn't necessarily bright enough for shades, then, write high-tech pioneer Diamandis and science journalist Kotler (A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life, 2010, etc.), things are going to work out just fine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOLD by Peter H. Diamandis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An empowering and multifaceted 'playbook' for the creative entrepreneur."
How rapid-fire technology is equipping startup entrepreneurs with the tools required to create popular and profitable business models. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAP by Steven  Arntson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"An amazing blend of mystery, romance, science fiction and social commentary. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
It is 1963 in Farro, Iowa, where not much happens—at least until the school bully goes missing and four seventh-graders find a book that allows them to literally have out-of-body experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUR by Steven James
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Overlong and underthought, it's a mystery best left unsolved. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A teenage girl is found dead in the local lake. There's no sign of foul play, but Daniel Byers has a hair-raising experience that causes him to think there's murder afoot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"The exotic Australian countryside adds a layer of interest to a story that seems to be universal in the minds of young adults. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucy Harding lives on the appropriately named Battle Farm, located in an isolated and inhospitable area of Australia. Read full book review >