This book's strength is mixing research and anecdote in a lively, accessible way, with a reporter's eye for detail.
Stossel’s personal stories are absorbing...His discovery that his young daughter has a phobia of vomiting, despite not knowing of her father’s identical fear, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking...My Age of Anxiety is a compelling mix of research, personal journalism and insights.
He’s not a self-help author, nor a clairvoyant. He’s a journalist, presenting counterintuitive, empirically grounded ideas through masterfully told stories, aspiring to shed light on the ultimately unanswerable question: Why is the world not always as it seems?
I could hardly find the courage to turn the page. Almost 40 years later, I've changed, the world has changed, the planet has changed — and Stephen King is still scaring the hell out of me.
...Levels of Life...is a book that levels with us only up to a point. Its resonance comes from all it doesn't say, as well as what it does; from the depth of love we infer from the desert of grief.
Overall, I thought the book was a nice, sweet, read. The book is certainly not one of those tear-jerkers that he could do, but it is a nice read all the same. It is a nice, beach read and certainly a nice addition to his other books.
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.
Over 3/4 of the book is analysis of the different strength types, so without the ability to share results easily with those who are close to you, the book is pretty empty.
An important examination of the socioeconomic and cultural forces that can shape a woman’s entry into prostitution.
Girl, Interrupted wasn’t written for anyone but Kaysen herself...they were written for nobody’s benefit but her own. I hope writing Girl, Interrupted was very therapeutic for her, because reading it did absolutely nothing for me.
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.
Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery.
...I am...convinced anyone can learn something from her life’s journey and accumulated wisdom.
An experienced reporter, Ms. Spencer-Wendel has a fine eye for detail, which she uses to extraordinary effect.
Mere mortal women may aspire to be fairy-tale fabulous like Sandberg, but few can expect to lean in the same way.
Within a few years you’ll realize that half of what he said was totally bogus. But the other half will stick with you, and it may even change you.
‘Meatless’ is true eye candy of recipes that excite all the senses.