“Alan Jacobs’ bright, broad paean to reading is a sort of secular prayer book. It instructs, exhorts, laments, reveres; it has great faith and—best of all—shows the Way.”
Sandra Steingraber is an internationally known ecologist and environmental educator.
Bluntly, boldly, this book urges Buddhists to adapt its “radical teachings on forgiveness, compassion, and kindness.” Readers of Noah Levine’s streetwise memoir Dharma Punx (2004) will fin
A career spent working in what some might term “God’s Waiting Room” has helped psychiatrist Marc Agronin, Medical Director for Mental Health and Clinical Research at Miami Jewish Health Systems and
A reader often selects a book because of an affinity for the author, word of mouth, or an interest in the subject—only to meander through the pages to discover that, for whatever reason, it was not
For a lot of readers today, the word “memoir” has become a kind of code word for dysfunctional family history: a portrait of a victim-turned-artist who overcomes tragedy and abuse to become the sup
What if there were a time-tested, safe, and effective treatment for a host of congenital and acute conditions, that would speed the healing process for wounds—something so obvious that, upon being
Widow is a collection of 18 short stories, which, if you go by the title and you want to be pedantic, deal with “women who have lost their husbands by death and have not married again.” This litera
There’s not much to this book. It’s primarily sizzle. And instead of steak, we get a hamburger—which is not a criticism. I personally like hamburger, and I like the material in this book.
“. . . the lonely were more likely to have died than the nonlonely.”
You Already Know How to Be Great reaches beyond coaches to managers, human resource professionals, teachers, parents—anyone whose role requires them to give performance feedback or periodi
Some books are works of fine literature. Others are insightful and educational works of nonfiction. Still others are just a hoot to read.
For anyone who has walked side-by-side in the culminating steps of the life of an elderly person, Ann Putnam’s Full Moon at Noontide is a healing balm. She understands.
(Larson Publications, June 16, 2010)
Jose M. De Olivares has over 40 years of experience helping teens. De Olivares survived growing up on the streets in the South Bronx, walked the beat in the housing projects of St.
Jason Siff advises “what to do when the instructions get in the way.” That is, for both beginning and experienced meditation students, he encourages practitioners to relax.
Story vignettes are like hors d’oeuvres. They pique your interest, but they’re not very filling.
Did you know that pay for performance schemes do not work and can actually be harmful to human motivation? Or that extrinsic motivation is detrimental to creativity?
Cube 17, January 2009
So what happens to helicopter parents and their children when the kids go to college? Well, that’s precisely the question Barbara K.
The book jacket description of The Creative Life as a “passionate guide” might suggest the writing will be urgent or lustful or vehement.
If there’s one thing that doesn’t quite compute, it’s reading about the nation’s dysfunctional economy while one of the greatest business resources of our time–the Internet–is changing the nature o
Can Irish sexuality free itself from the criminal evidence, the violent expression, the caricatured reaction?
The Lost Years by Kristina Wandzilak (daughter), and Constance Curry (mother), is the raw and touching story of a family that endures unimaginable hardships in an attempt to save their dau