“David and Goliath,” ... is at once deeply repetitive and a bewildering sprawl. There are chapters, especially toward the end, whose relation to the rest of the book are hard to ascertain, even with his constant guidance
A book about the death of a spouse that is unlike any other—book or spouse—and thus illuminates the singularity as well as the commonality of grieving.
Butler usefully weighs the benefits of life-prolonging medical care, and argues persuasively for helping elders face death with foresight and bravery.
His human portraits are sharp yet compassionate, rendered in rough language and complicated by subplots of addiction and economic hardship.
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.
... 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.
...I dozed off twice while reading it. Most of the book is kind of blah, composed of platitudinous-corporate-speak-intermixed-with-pallid-anecdotes.
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.
Long gives the reader a meal plan template with numerous suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks...I plan to prepare some of her vegan recipes including vegetable soup.
A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers.
This fascinating collection presents a selection of articles about the financial mogul, many by Loomis and twelve12 by Buffett himself, published in Fortune Magazine...
Read from beginning to end, this is a raucous, joyful tribute that exalts all parents who love their alien offspring with molten force.
Greene's presentation is disjointed and occasionally confusing.
Engaging "anti-self-help" book . . . It's a simple idea, but an exhilarating and satisfying one.
Sacks keeps complicated medical terminology to a minimum, giving readers enough information to understand some causes of hallucinations without lapsing into medical lecture mode.
Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.
This fearless home cook’s humorous anecdotes and delectable photos make for a food blog–gone–book that translates beautifully into any kitchen.