...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.
Egan also counsels that things are never as they appear, that there are layers to every decision, good and bad. As the title suggests, this is not just a book about dying. It’s one that will inspire readers to make the most of every day.
"What Are You Willing to Give Up for Happiness? serves as a great little guidebook for corporate employees and other readers, who will undoubtedly welcome her ideas on how to handle relationships at work and at home."
“Bitch 2” has a more mature and existential feel to it than “Bitch 1,” which makes it all the more jarring when a few of the essays come to trite conclusions. But in the stronger pieces, which often pop with subversive wit, the anger of the previous book has been replaced by a graceful reckoning...
Many different authors and intellectuals are cited throughout the text giving credence to Elizabeth's quest for healing for Maggie...A very profound and intense tale, Marrow offers enlightening with food for thought for everyone.
Melton’s analysis doesn’t recognize that people are inherently sinful. In fact, it’s striking (though not surprising) that in a book filled with the brokenness of adultery and addiction, discussions of sin, repentance, and Christ’s atonement are completely absent.
Infertility is a personal struggle, but Boggs ably mixes her experience with a broader, more objective account of what for many men and women amounts to one of the most traumatic upsets in their lives.
Ingall implores parents to be firm and sincere, and help their children create meaning in their lives. Ingall's engaging guide will help parents, Jewish or not, navigate the jagged terrain of child-rearing with a hearty dose of confidence and laughter.
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.
In a period of rose-colored glasses, Thomas Hardy’s work features a realistic depiction of human suffering and torment. His work is also skilfully written in an easy to follow style.
And prose snobs will love him. To borrow a phrase he uses about Robin Williams, his writing quicksilvers along; his capsule descriptions are sublime.
Though the narrative sometimes lacks the literary appeal that distinguishes books from live comedy—and some readers might want to put it down and watch her show instead—it’s consistently funny and highly readable...A hilarious and effective memoir from a woman with zero inhibitions.
All at Sea compels the reader’s trust and sympathy, but also provokes us to consider our hypocrisies.
Cleverly, Dombek turns the narrative around, making the tragedy of Narcissus not his problem but ours, for being so besotted by him that we are appalled by his inability to return our love. A savvy, sharp study that only occasionally loses readers in the psychological brambles.
What at first appears to be an overblown high school drama proves to be an astute look at the painful connection between low self-esteem and bullying...A unique voice emerges from an unlikely heroine in this quickly paced coming-of-age story.
Her memoir features a lot of rotten people — lousy neighbors, creepy men, a ghastly father, a mean brother, an architect who screams a lot, and all those skinny rich ladies — but no speculation or insight as to what made them what they were.
Glow Kids amply and convincingly documents the potential connections between screen time and a number of mental health conditions including depression, ADHD, aggression, and even psychosis.
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.
Research and common sense back solid strategies that allow children to navigate the ups and downs of divorce with minimal damage.