Catmull’s voice and choice of topics reveals him to be a caring, committed, philosophical leader who loves his work, respects his creative colleagues, and remains committed to the advancement of computer animation and great filmmaking.
It is a shame...that despite an impressive 40 pages of footnotes detailing the research backing it, her case is often undermined by sweeping assumptions and dodgy data.
A genre-crossing, pensive, peripatetic novel...Rich, lyrical, philosophically dense—not an easy work to take in but one that repays every effort.
While the final insights stretch thin, Schulte unearths the attitudes and “powerful cultural expectations” responsible for our hectic lives, documents European alternatives to the work/family balance, and handily summarizes her solutions in an appendix.
Hopefully writing My Age of Anxiety proved to be cathartic for Mr. Stossel. Reading My Age of Anxiety will surely prove to be inspirational for his compatriots.
The vacuum of space is unforgiving and brutal. Life on earth isn't easy, either. Mr. Hadfield has genuinely and refreshingly increased our understanding of how to thrive in both places.
Watts shows how particularly attuned Carnegie was to the psychological needs of Americans beaten down by the Great Depression, who needed to hear that positive thinking would garner positive results.
It is worth noting as well, is it not, that since these odds are not at all favorable, we probably should be skeptical of characterizations of physical, emotional or material difficulties as “desirable,” lest it lead to blaming the victims.
..."I speak of the anguish of dying, of loss, of fear, of loneliness, of being desperately beside oneself, of the sense of futility." The Novel Cure is at its best when it tackles these fundamental questions, and many of its titles will be added to my bibliotherapy list.
Even when you slightly see the twist coming, even when the author pokes his nose in with those quotations from The Waste Land, even when the ending is a bit rushed and you wonder if he has been keeping count of those canisters, as a reader you still inhale this novel like a great glorious draught of steam.
“Levels of Life” shows that Barnes still loves and longs, five years after his wife’s death. The proof is there even before we start reading: the book’s dedication, as with all of those that preceded it, says, “For Pat.”
My biggest gripe (for lack of a better word), is that I am so used to having something really bad happening at the end of a Sparks book, that I just kept waiting for something bad to happen.
...underlying all this commentary simmers her articulate challenge to the medical profession: to reconsider its reflexive postponement of death long after lifesaving acts cease to be anything but pure brutality.
It seems like the two goals of StrengthsFinder 2.0 are to (1) collect data and (2) sell research. The author works for Gallup, so I guess I should have seen that coming.
...a captivating true crime narrative that’s sure to win new converts and please longtime fans of the genre.
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.
A book that challenges readers' thinking while also assuming their willingness to put some effort into drawing their own conclusions from the material.
While The Alchemist is a beautiful and extraordinarily optimistic tale, it isn't very well written, but that's not to say the it isn't a good book.
... the book delivers enough witty one-liners, observations about dating and life, interesting characters, and funny bedroom (or cruise ship) stories to make it a humorous book worth reading.