The author grew up in France near Lyon, the gastronomic capital of the world. Her parents were so focused on food and each other that she—an only child—felt like an outsider.
Temple Grandin doesn’t write captivating prose. A reader who needs to be entertained may miss out on what Grandin has to offer.
“Wired for Love reminds us that love is as natural as a heartbeat, a breath, a brainwave.”
“It is not our circumstances that get us worked up, but the judgments we make about them.”
“Forty-eight brief and provocative chapters provide much to consider. Is it too much to call this latest book magisterial?
“‘Achieving lasting personality change means shaking things up, unlearning some of your many habits and routines that contribute to the kind of person you are, and overwriting them with new
“The chapters on spite and freedom, politics and what is sacred to us are an insightful, relevant, and welcome commentary on what to make of our current hate-filled political climate.”
“The aim of Useful Delusions, a very readable book, is to teach us to be more rational about our irrationality, to not make the latter our enemy, but to recognize how it may help a
“you cannot be wise about the world around you if you cannot first know yourself.’
“If you’re looking for a read that spotlights exactly how to take control of your life, this book provides a tidy amalgamation of theory and practice that’ll get you up and running with the
“An overblown title signals a kitchen-sink approach—too much, too repetitive, too speculative. The molecule of more has taken over judgement and discernment.”
There are few people who could competently write The Biological Mind, but Alan Jasanoff is one of those individuals.
“No other species puts so much effort into exploring imaginary territories, nor does it seem so determined to turn the make-believe into the real.”
" . . . provides tips and cues readers may use to increase their own level of curiosity."
“if you are looking for a book that describes the brain’s role in how we create perspective(s) and interact in the world, including some aspects of mental health and mental
One wishes Play Anything by Ian Bogost would have been more enjoyable a read.
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“Anything we practice repeatedly changes the brain; fixate on iPhones and similar screens, and we become better at staying helplessly glued to them.”
“. . . an excellent read for technophiles as well as readers wishing to get a glimpse of the near future . . .”
Imagine the anguish of two young parents as they notice their happy, healthy 18-month-old child regressing in his speech, hyperfocusing on certain activities, and becoming overwhelmed in playgroup
“Thinking, Fast and Slow is an engaging comprehensive seminar in print, taught by a wise, careful, deliberate thinker. . . .
“Understanding Autism offers an extremely useful overview of many of the issues currently being explored today in connection with autism. . . .
“Parents of children who have been diagnosed as belonging to one of these groups and adults who have been living with any of these labels will find positive affirmation and encouraging advi
“Willpower combines research descriptions, summaries of findings, and discussion of the application of the research with stories featuring celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey to faci