"Child Decoded is nearly flawless in its readability, presentation and storytelling. Parents struggling to find answers to their children’s puzzling behavior will likely enjoy more than a few “Aha!” moments while reading this fabulous guidebook."
Carew’s funny, fascinating and unflinching tribute to her father is a portrait of a complex man: not just a war hero but a flawed husband; not just a Jedburgh but her incorrigible and much-missed dad.
It’s a remarkable story of dogged determination to prove his own body wrong and, as such, is one of the more illuminating cultural studies of modern times.
It might have done with another edit – the word “glittering” is overused and there is a pervasive sense of material overstretched, especially towards the end – but at its best this is an enthralling story...
Lewis' latest effort is a joy to read, packed with "aha!" moments, telling and at times hilarious details, and elegant explanations of complex experiments and theories.
Payoff is heavily influenced by Viktor Frankl’s celebrated work Man’s Search for Meaning...This is all true, and characteristically engagingly written.
Labyrinths, Catrine Clay’s absorbing new biography, charts the twists and turns in some of the key lives involved in that historical moment, in particular those of Emma Jung and her more famous husband, Carl.
Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly.
The Voices Within is quite pro-inner speech, inviting us to marvel along with the author at the remarkable properties of brains that can do it, and extolling its therapeutic and performance-enhancing properties...
While the technical details of some cases and the sheer volume of case studies may overwhelm the reader, the experiences and perspectives this book contains is sure to provide inspiration.
Long cycled around Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk and created an ad hoc map, leaving stakes behind him – a playful work about making a mark. With this unmissable book, Jon Day makes his.
...Schwarz reserves most of his scorn for the pharmaceutical companie...In so doing he provides a valuable corrective to those ads promising that Ritalin can make “the problem child become lovable again”.
...it may also be that as a society we continue to believe in secrets and the people who make and guard them, despite everything Cobain reveals in this engrossing book.
Kandel presents concepts to ponder that may open new avenues of art making and neuroscientific endeavor.
While sporadically absorbing, “The Cyber Effect,” like the internet, frequently takes things out of proportion and creates hysteria from fragments.
The ability to write gracefully about something as abstruse as the brain, to clarify a complex idea with just the right metaphor, is a special skill.
Gopnik is not the first to have argued for a less instrumental and more playful view of childhood, but her book is still a welcome corrective to the results-driven approach to parenting.
To even a liberal reader, the amount of time Vanessa devotes to coaxing her orgasms back can feel indulgent. But maybe that shows us the scope of the problem we have.
The book is easy to read and doesn’t contain a lot of dry research. Instead, the author writes to the parent in real life language using real life situations.
The author considers his proactive role in patient care and his own astounding recovery to have both been beautifully transformed “by the bridge that music creates between the healthy and the sick.” An inspirational testament to the limitless benefits of music and its role in health care.