This book's strength is mixing research and anecdote in a lively, accessible way, with a reporter's eye for detail.
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.
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 takes flight with its third, autobiographical section, "The Loss of Depth." After a vigil that lasted just "thirty-seven days from diagnosis to death," Barnes crash-landed into widowerhood. Normally so crisp and circumspect, Barnes writes movingly...
The Longest Ride is a very heartfelt story that touched me and it did leave me thinking about the wonder and the joys of love. I’d go as far to say that it is one of my favourite novels that Nicholas Sparks has written...
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.
I really like the idea of the entire book/test. I am in the process of having some assistant coaches take the test so that I can have some greater insight when working with them.
An important examination of the socioeconomic and cultural forces that can shape a woman’s entry into prostitution.
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.
Gradually accumulating through his book, Grosz provides, not a definition, but an enactment of the purpose of psychoanalysis, which is both modest and profound.
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.
There are certainly moments of heartbreak that she doesn't shy away from, such as when she goes shopping for bridal dresses with her teenaged daughter, knowing she'll miss any future wedding.
...I dozed off twice while reading it. Most of the book is kind of blah, composed of platitudinous-corporate-speak-intermixed-with-pallid-anecdotes.
...an easy, fun read that poses some serious questions.
I appreciated the many gluten free recipes, though I did need to modify a bit on the oil and dairy. The ingredients were easy to find and the recipes simple to follow.