This is an honest book that does not hesitate in pulling its punches. Packed with emotion, it will leave you turning the pages in anticipation as the story unfolds and we discover whether she has finally found the one who will be her soulmate for the rest of her life.
The story of the “fat doctor” (as Ohler dubs him) is based on some diligent research. But it is buried beneath the breathless prose, like other interesting aspects of the book. Again and again, Ohler’s hyperbole stands in the way of sober understanding.
The Middlepause is a restrained but wonderful guide to the convulsive changes of 50 and over. Whether it is Benjamin’s observation that it’s “the nouns that go” in post-menopausal word blight or her evocation of the “old fever” of conventional ambition, this is a book that yields valuable insights on almost every page.
Unless the reader is deeply dedicated to following where science leads, the ideas in this book will be difficult to accept. Yet for those who study consciousness, the ideas presented by Chopra and Kafatos are logical.
What’s missing is humor. Every generation needs its Carrie Fisher, perhaps even its Hunter S. Thompson, but this isn’t it.
The thickly bound format is ideally read in bed. This is just the kind of book to shut out the world with a sense of Scandinavian comfort.
"The book’s explicitness regarding behind-closed-doors behaviors clearly marks this as a read geared most to open-minded young men. They will find a wealth of solid advice that is variously sophisticated, amusing and entertaining."
Those looking for details about the filming of the Star Wars movies or Fisher's affair should look elsewhere, but those who want to understand the dynamics and personality of a young woman thrust into unexpected stardom and how that shaped the woman she has become will find plenty to ponder here.
Payoff is heavily influenced by Viktor Frankl’s celebrated work Man’s Search for Meaning...This is all true, and characteristically engagingly written.
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.
"In a book ostensibly about death, Boulton brings Dev to life with her unceasingly descriptive narrative, as well as plentiful photos. Honest, brave, and compellingly written, the story will enthrall anyone open to the subject of spirit communications, especially those who struggle with grieving issues."
The author's access to this troubled basketball player - the two even lived in the same house at one point - gives this an authentic feel. Addiction stories are never fun, but this certainly shows what Marvin Barnes went through over the years.
...obstacles also include “frenemies,” whom the author advises readers to ditch. Sensible and empowering, Newmark’s work aims to teach others how to live a satisfying life.
There isn’t much literature on the Enneagram, with little for curious evangelical Christians. Cron and Stabile’s approach is likely to appeal particularly to thoughtful younger Christians.
"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...
Readers who are open to these teachings and wonder why people do what they do will have their questions answered many times over.
Some of the re-created dialogue is a bit wooden, and Lloyd includes a few too many motivational emails from Galanis, but this book is a remarkable portrait of the relentless drive and sacrifice required to truly be the best.
This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.
Though the subject is somber, Lesser’s outlook is hopeful and sometimes humorous; she describes the four sisters dancing in the treatment room, sharing reminiscences of their parents, finding moments to be lighthearted. Readers will be inspired by Lesser’s wise and loving approach to both life and death.