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.
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.
...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...
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.
Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself
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.
...reader/writer with a shelf full of how-to-write books will benefit from the intimate discussion and practical lessons in The True Secret of Writing and can perhaps finally understand where writing comes from and how to dig deep to access it.
If the book has chimed with people around the world, it may well be because it is less a memoir about dying – though it doesn't shirk from either the emotion or the messiness of that – than a template for life.
Mere mortal women may aspire to be fairy-tale fabulous like Sandberg, but few can expect to lean in the same way.
...an easy, fun read that poses some serious questions.
If you are cooking for a meat-loving person, don't shy away from this book. It is easy enough to turn these vegetarian dishes into a meal that pleases all.
A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers.
Although a bit dry in places for general readers, Fortune subscribers and those interested in investing will enjoy this multifaceted, well-balanced compilation.
Spending time with the parents...Solomon notes that to be in the room with them and their son “is to witness a shimmering humanity.”...It’s also a very accurate description of what he’s achieved in this wise and beautiful book.
The sheer gall . . . made me want to hurl the book at the wall.
Takes every self-help book you've ever read and turns it inside out.