“The book is a lamentation on the fate of the post-World War II American Dream.”
“Churchland’s take on conscience is likely messier than most of us will find comfort in, yearning as we do for moral clarity and certainty in order to make our decisions easier and put our
“Lithium provides the reader with an insightful look at the challenges facing the development of effective medications for the treatment of mental illness.”
“This book is about what makes us vote as we do and keep coming back to this cultural ritual rain or shine, hell or high water.”
“. . . today’s Americans are embracing a kaleidoscopic panoply of spiritual traditions, rituals, and subcultures from astrology and witchcraft to SoulCycle and the alt-right.”
“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”
“Menendez provides a realistic and hope-filled roadmap to success. This is a must-read for all working men and women who value equality in the workplace.”
People never disappoint, at least in terms of how complicated their lives are and what they might reveal if we listen closely enough.
Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.
“It’s impossible . . . to read Mama’s Last Hug and not see a door opening to a wider view of humans, our primate relatives, and so many other creatures.”
Amidst the current global pandemic, fear has become a persistent and familiar companion to much of the human population.
“$9 Therapy is a delightful book, sure to bring a smile to those who read it.”
“Whether or not you believe the case made by Mercier that we are not easily hoodwinked, the idea that in today’s world we humans are uniquely equipped to ferret out lies and cons is oddly r
“Into the Abyss paints a fascinating picture of the ties between mind and body and the complicated ways they interact.”
“what makes this book interesting is that the author has effectively generalized the purpose and behavior of a number of liars throughout the centuries.”
“This book’s strongest message is one of hope.
“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”
“Cahalan’s research is dogged and her narrative riveting, leading us from red herring to clue and back with the dexterity of the best mystery novelists.
“Matt Haig is allowing us a trip inside his mind and the sources of his anxiety.
“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”
“Specific therapies and medications can help relieve the burden of anxiety, yet only about a third of people suffering from this condition seek treatment.”
“Although its parts are fine, their sum does not quite add up to what we expect in a book by Gladwell.”
Imagine standing on the furthest outpost of your planet. From there you can see the universe as it formed, with absolute clarity. You see infinite stars, solar systems, and galaxies.
“the book is eminently worth reading for its compassion, research, and practical insight.”
“you cannot be wise about the world around you if you cannot first know yourself.’