Brown’s theories . . . will draw readers in and have them considering what steps they would dare to take if shame and fear were not present.
Quiet, beautifully written reflections on nature and the mindful life, laced with the thoughts and writings of Thoreau.
This is a beautiful tribute to "his noble-hearted brother/ Who he loves more than his own self", but both devastating and devastated.
It’s a time machine laden with long-lost physical objects...a meditation on the plastic possibilities of womankind and a very special treat.
I applaud Siegal for writing the book and I am amazed by the details that she documented. To travel in a country with extreme violence against women and investigate organized crime is not for the faint of heart.
...known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
Perhaps her adventure is so gripping because Strayed relates its gritty, visceral details not out of a desire to milk its obviously dramatic circumstances but out of a powerful, yet understated, imperative to understand its meaning.
So convincing is she with "Wolf Hall" that it is easy to feel that we are seeing the real Cromwell before us, transforming himself from the battered child of an abusive London blacksmith...into a cosmopolitan, accomplished Renaissance man.
Mr. Holroyd discovers a fresh way of reading Trefusis, and he describes the impact of the novels on his own sensibility.
If you are really serious about creating wealth for yourself then Think and Grow Rich is mandatory reading.
...Roper ultimately succeeds in making the story of a new mom feel fresh and engaging.
Knowing that Shadid lost his life shortly before this book was published makes each piece of tile he polished, each plant he nurtured, feel all the more significant.
A memoir of decrepitude – specifically, the decrepitude of her batty parents – her brilliant new book is honest, plangent and thoroughly ghoulish. But it's also hystericall...Truly, this is the best, most singular work Chast has ever done, and you should rush out and buy it, for yourself and for everyone you know. We're all headed here in the end.
The book is a cozy feedback loop, the perfect comfort food for its enormous demographic...It doesn't matter whether it's Tuna Helper or cassoulet — it's always about the sharing.
What holds the reader in the end is the elegance and precision of Caldwell's prose, her stiletto-like way with words.
...she vividly presents the startling price and the occasional payoffs of hope, which buys us, at best, the simple “dailiness of our lives.”
It's funny — in a jet-black way — yet also fiercely emotional, capturing the painful sucker-punch of loss with a fresh immediacy that rivals Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking.
A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together.
...he’s a deeply memorable character who’s simply rendered. A persistently dour story that’s energized by the author’s command of character and mood.
This is a rare kind of success for a nonfiction writer, and you might think it would bring a measure of calm and satisfaction to the book’s author. If you suspect that’s the case, you don’t know much about Harry Gerard Bissinger III, who is universally known as Buzz.