The Pain of Suicide

The Pain of Suicide: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding ‘Why?’ by Dr. Jo-Ann Rowland Stars: **** Clink Street Publishing (2019) Suicide/World Issues 148 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Every suicide is an individual tragedy whose origins challenge our mental capacity.… Read More »

Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No

Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No by Kate Kaufman Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2019) Self-Help 267 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers… Read More »

The Upward Spiral

A book review of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb, Ph.D. Stars: ***** New Harbinger Publications (2015) Depression/Neuropsychology 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue,… Read More »

Deadly Invaders

A book review of Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World from Marburg Fever to Avian Flu by Denise Grady Stars: **** Kingfisher Publications (2006) Science/Diseases 128 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: An epidemic strikes the United States, plunging the country into chaos. New York Times medical reporter Denise Grady uses this terrifying… Read More »

Personal Wisdom

Personal Wisdom: Making Sense of You, Others and the Meaning of Life by Robert Brown Stars: *** CreateSpace (2009) Self-Help/Personal Transformation 326 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Life skills can be improved. You can make better decisions. You can communicate… Read More »

The Boy Who Loved Too Much

A book review of The Boy Who Loved Too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson Stars: ***** Simon & Schuster (2017) Biography/Special Needs 304 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of… Read More »

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A book review of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach Stars: **** Harper Collins (2017) Memoir/Mental Health 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together… Read More »