Overall, the Dubrows present a refreshing, less-is-more perspective on maintaining a youthful appearance and have crafted a solid information resource. A useful, accessible primer for readers hoping to keep themselves looking their best.
This book is full of advice and stories in Bricker's exuberant, high-spirited voice, with a foreword by Australian Christian evangelist Nick Vujicic.
Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery, published in early September by University of Chicago Press, is like a pub crawl around the globe and across the ages, in company with an artistic who’s who of brilliant if besotted company.
By the author’s own admission, few people are interested in learning about nonduality; however, for those curious about the little-understood movement and what it really means, this book will be a welcome guide.
The result is not only a guide (and the breadth of Moran’s reading is astonishing). It’s a feat of empathy. Every page radiates understanding; every paragraph, its (shy) author’s gentle wit.
Some of their solutions, such as sharing deep emotions, may not be comfortable for everyone. That said, the authors will likely help parents find imaginative, calm ways to help their children become adults. A parenting manual that’s soft on research but warm, wise, and often original.
And prose snobs will love him. To borrow a phrase he uses about Robin Williams, his writing quicksilvers along; his capsule descriptions are sublime.
It’s inspiring, in the way that watching a great football game on TV can make you want to sign up for a team. Go seems to be the message of this book. Play, run, try. That’s all you need to have won.
...the author’s resilience after her lover’s death—which she describes with poised eloquence—that renders the narrative especially satisfying. An unsentimental yet affecting memoir.
That may sound awfully judgmental. But Ms. Dombek, despite her efforts to keep the first-person pronoun at bay (“I don’t want you to find me self-absorbed,” she writes early on), is also offering an earnest recovery narrative of sorts.
Angel Rock Leap by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe is very realistic and covers relevant issues affecting society today. The characters truly seem like real people to me.
...writing has served as therapy for her is reflected in this narrative...However, Spencer-Devlin’s post-recovery activities, such as her time as a motivational speaker, may be of less interest to some readers...
...it might make more sense as a digital publication. Still, kudos to Rosenthal for doing her bit for books...
...Korkki urges readers to creatively seize their own great endeavor as it can prove “one of the best ways to connect with the world.” Insightful, encouraging, and universally practical.
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.
Because her memoir is told with some time behind it, Stein is able to reexamine and to edit her story, or at least to reframe it.
Encapsulated within are Yukiko’s surviving letters, which are suffused with her stunning personality, captured as well in the author’s re-created portrait and dialogue of a woman “knocked down” by life but capable of such passionate feeling that she knocked the boy off his feet. As startling and memorable as fiction and ripe for film adaptation.
One might wish for more insight into the life of a transplanted Northerner and less emphasis on all-purpose bits of insight and what seems at times a one-sided love story, but it’s hard to resist Sullivan’s spunky, outgoing personality.
Bergen’s more helpful suggestions about ways to live well would be better suited to a mother-to-daughter letter, with all of the straining to impress shorn away.
The collection’s promising evocation of “communication and disconnection” leads to more repetition than illumination.