...it’s a book about a singular man. Even near the end of his life, Tom managed to charm and astonish. He escapes from his care home and is found half a mile down the road stopping the traffic; he befriends the most attractive woman in the place.
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...
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.
In what is a growing genre, Aiken provides a thoughtful approach to the attractions, distractions, and pitfalls of our digital culture.
The family secret referred to in the book’s subtitle is foreshadowed early on, but its revelation is no less powerful when it comes.
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.
An internationally recognized leader in the field of childhood learning debunks the concept of “good parenting.”...A highly thoughtful and entertaining treatment of a subject that merits serious consideration.
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.
A Journey with Panic is quite interesting to read as the authors provided quite a bit of information, but it was not so overwhelming one felt as if they couldn’t finish utilizing it.
Burnett should give a TED talk. His book will appeal immensely to general readers and deserves a place on college reading lists.