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.
More than anything, David And Goliath feels like one of Gladwell’s New Yorker articles stretched past his limit. Unfortunately, the book proves Steven Pinker right: Gladwell should stick to shorter works.
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.
His articulation of his anguish is well served by his leeriness, as the book’s last section is one of the least indulgent accounts of mourning I have ever read.
I confess that I had tears in my eyes at times. Overall, another book that will stay on my bookshelf and I will no doubt read again.
...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.
Lost Girls, then, is partly unsolved mystery, complete with suspicious characters...The book is also the intimate story of the five women, whose unhappy childhoods and tangled family lives and eventual careers in the sex trade are exhaustively chronicled by Kolker.
While the vignettes drawn from her two years in a posh psychiatric hospital are witty and often powerful, their concern with surface detail conveys little sense of Kaysen as the suicidal 18-year-old who was admitted.
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.
The absence of characterization and overall blandness suggest authorship by a committee of self-improvement pundits--a far cry from The Little Prince: that flagship of the genre was a genuine charmer because it clearly derived from quirky sensibility
... 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.
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.
I’m a bit of a Martha Stewart fangirl, so I had high expectations when I found out about Meatless and it did not disappoint.