Hopefully Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and other books like it can provide a framework for each reader to reflect on this important topic and contribute to creating communities in which both extroverts, introverts, and everyone in between can contribute fully to their development.
Even with such varied exemplars, the skilled narrative remains accessible.
Instead of focusing on the idea of “10,000 hours” as an essential path to excellence, he dampens this theory with determinist conclusions about the role of chance.
Walls’s journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story
“H Is for Hawk” has enchanted British readers and critics and was the worthy winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize. Like its subject matter, this is a book that truly soars.
This is the strength of Chbosky’s writing. He crafts Charlie’s voice in a way that defies context. Charlie is inside every lonely teenager and every adult remembers him fondly. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gift...
...Haddon tells the story from the boy's fixed perspective, succeeding so brilliantly that the clarity of his hero's point of view makes the world of ordinary people (with its flaws, inconsistencies, and frequent betrayals) seem out of sorts and dangerously unreliable.
By confronting the reality rather than pretending it can be beaten...the medical establishment can offer the kind of compassion that allows for more humane ways to die. As Gawande reminds readers, “endings matter.” A sensitive, intelligent and heartfelt examination of the processes of aging and dying.
While story is told by the father, most of the accounts are transcribed using Colton’s exact words and the message he wishes to send is very simple...
The result is perhaps not startlingly new information about relationships, but a solid and interesting tour of what we know about how things are changing, all delivered within Ansari's silly but smart sensibility.
As hope blooms at story's end, those who have followed Harry thus far will be every bit as eager to discover what happens to him in his sixth and seventh years.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
Condie peels back layer after dystopic layer at breakneck speed, Dylan Thomas reverberating throughout.
Truly a timeless classic that speaks so much of human nature. Plus, it's quaint farmyard setting makes this a very British book, lucky enough to have become a global phenomenon.
This book lets you make your own opinion on each character and it's not all black and white with baddies and goodies as each of them has multiple flaws which make them all the more interesting.
A moving meditation on mortality by a gifted writer whose dual perspectives of physician and patient provide a singular clarity.
The author’s descriptions of people and events are clear and easy to follow, but it's her beautiful photographs that bring them to life...the author’s mostly appealing optimism will make this book a comfort to other parents facing difficult circumstances.
In the end, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a Jon Ronson book like most other Jon Ronson books. It’s sharply observed, amusingly told, and, while its conclusions may stop just short of profound, the true pleasure of the book lies in arriving at those conclusions.
After decades of failed efforts to improve the lives of poor students, Mr Tough has written a fine and provocative book about the kind of work that seems to be making a difference.
On the whole, Hearn supplies interesting information with a light touch—possibly too light in the last third of the book...Restored passages not seen in the original appear in the appendices...his liberally illustrated and beautifully designed book offers many pleasures for the general reader.