There is enough in Head in the Cloud to convince a heavy Internet devotee that there are dangers to its excessive use. The Internet won’t make us stupid, Poundstone concludes, but it can make us less aware of what we don’t know.
...Montgomery’s prose occasionally lapses into the florid...But one can forgive Montgomery this because of her genuine zeal for her subject.
Here we have a book full of motel vents, a document opening down on something inarguably and inherently private, reproduced in bookstores around the country. We can join them in the attic, or we can do what Foos and Talese didn't: Look away.
While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn’t make love sound like a whole lot of fun.
The parenting tips are sensible enough, if hardly earth-shattering. They are organised around the “easy-to-remember acronym Parent” – Play, Authenticity, Reframing, Empathy, No ultimatums and Togetherness.
Credit McNeil for a succinct summary of Zika to date, but be forewarned: this is a fast-breaking story, and the last word has yet to come, including how Zika will affect the American population as it journeys north.
Whitefield-Madrano’s point (though it should start and not conclude this book) is rather to seek resolution with how we look, putting aside that impossible quest of the perfect product or fix, that thing that “once we finally capture it, we can rest at last.”
Although this book is primarily about Claire’s story, it also contains input from eminent professors and other sufferers, providing an excellent background to her own ideas and experiences.
When carried out as methodically as Shanker describes, his process should help many parents with children who are simply reacting to our overstimulated world. Comprehensive data backs up a much-tested system that assists parents in getting their children to a calmer state of mind.
In the final chapter, she focuses on finding a middle ground in the ongoing debate. Recent outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough are focusing attention on this issue, making Reich’s able contribution especially pertinent.
Berger doesn’t avoid the gee-whiz tropes of pop science (“But science doesn’t just happen in fancy labs. It’s happening all around us, each and every day”). Still, he does a good job of distilling scientific insights into easily understood object lessons on social psychology.
Retribution isn’t the point of An Abbreviated Life, though it is possible the author’s mother might see it that way. It is about understanding and recovery, and about looking back in order to take the first step forward.
Will not appeal to hard-core law-and-order types, but others will find this a brave and empathetic story of how literature brings light into shadows.
A reader who understands the intent and scholarly nature of this book, will find it well done. This is a book to be studied but is not bedtime or beach reading. It will probably be best distributed through medical center bookstores rather than airport book kiosks.
There’s little here that doesn’t relate solely to discussing his mental state. The book is overly prescriptive in its telling, and the prose is dry and academic. An inquiry into the SF master’s mind that will interest only the most devoted of Dick’s fans.
A searing and sobering indictment of the public health care system that highlights the inequality of treatment.
Overall, this book makes exceptional reading and brings the future of reproduction much closer to current day reality than most of us may expect. In the final chapter the author describes his own beliefs and expectations. The reader, however, has ample opportunity to come to his or her own conclusions...
The book is, happily, much easier to read (and much shorter) than Kant’s The Critique of Pure Reason. And it demands very little in the way of technical knowledge of economics or game theory. It is not, however, light reading...
In “Anatomy of Malice,” he provides a meandering, thoughtful, yet ultimately inconclusive overview, for the layman, of the minds of Nazi leaders, the differing views of the doctors who examined them, and psychology’s possible contribution to explicating the causes of evil.
The book bears marks of the author's injuries stylistically and in its structure, which shifts back and forth from past to present with a narrator who seems at times unreliable, but that is part of what makes it a valuable book for anyone who lives or works with a brain-injured person.