A unique guide.
As with many sufferers, Stossel’s quest to find relief is unfinished, but his book relays a masterful understanding of the condition he and millions of others endure.
In the end, the main value of Happy City is not in saying something new, but in saying forcefully what can't be said too much.
...drone pilots take no risks, a fact that will undoubtedly make the subjects of Holmes's book seem all the more glamorous and admirable in their pursuit of knowledge, fame, fortune, military superiority or sheer excitement.
The book is filled with surprising facts about the drink.
Brad Stone, a technology journalist who first covered Amazon in 2000, has done a remarkable job in The Everything Store, in a way that Bezos would appreciate – by working very hard.
More than anything, David And Goliath feels like one of Gladwell’s New Yorker articles stretched past his limit. Unfortunately, the book proves Steven Pinker right: Gladwell should stick to shorter works.
Halevi’s book is executed with imagination, narrative drive, and, above all, deep empathy for a wide variety of Israelis, and the result is a must-read for anyone with an interest in contemporary Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
...while he whets readers’ appetites, he rarely sates them...he clears the table to make room for a promised second course. Hopefully that one will be more satisfying.
And gripping though the Damascus narrative is on its own terms, readers may have trouble picking up the broken threads of this highly complex multicharacter tale after so many involved and absorbing excursions ...
These are not the even-tempered literary cadences of her Pulitzer Prize-winning article about the crisis at Memorial that appeared in The New York Times Magazine in 2009, on which this book is based...What we have here is masterly reporting and the glow of fine writing.
Ms. Butler’s memoir does a great service to all families dealing with the decline in health of a loved one by showing the psychological, physiological, and financial costs of the illness on the caregivers.
An intriguing discussion of poverty and scarcity that uses the tools of behavioral economics and offers some different approaches to mitigation...An appealing, very different approach to a pressing problem.
I really like the idea of the entire book/test.
“The Reason I Jump” may raise questions, as many books have, about the nature of autism. But it raises questions about translation as well — that “icing.” Translation, at its best, is a dance between an objective search for equivalent language...The parents of an autistic child may not be the best translators for a book by an autistic child.
Hollis gives a few details about this "no-man's land of the city," but he never does get down in it, preferring to observe from above. This becomes increasingly problematic as "Cities Are Good for You" progresses...
This book is highly recommended for the historic value of the information; it is clear, concise, and well argued.
Readers will find Studwell’s informative and balanced report eye-opening.
In the memoir, Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen divides the material chronologically, with frequent references to related incidents that happened earlier in her life. She describes the day of her hospital admission in 1967 to her release in 1969.
Captivating and astute study.