Book Reviews

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  • Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
    Sometimes one has the pleasure of reading a book that provides genuine insight and discusses a concept previously unnamed. Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect, by clinical psychologist Jonice Webb and contributor Christine Musello, was ...
  • Safe with Me
    Amy Hatvany’s latest ‘can’t put down’ read and thought-provoking novel, Safe With Me, explores various themes - the role of technology in adolescents’ lives, grief management and dishonesty - but one that she truly delves ...
  • Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love & Work
    One of my earliest childhood memories is of me at three years old sitting on my mother’s lap while she read from the The Little Engine That Could. Originally published in 1930, the story is meant ...
  • Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
    Before I even opened the book, I was skeptical. Why should there be a science to love? Does love really need to be explained? In Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, clinical psychologist ...
  • Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren’t Being Fooled
    It would be hard not to judge Blind to Betrayal by its cover. Readers could be forgiven for thinking it’s a how-to book on catching unfaithful spouses. But while there are several stories of infidelity, ...
  • Book Review: Divinely Attuned
    Couples can face a myriad of issues through the course of their relationship. For some, being unable to communicate effectively creates walls between partners. In an effort to be understood, some may lose sight of ...
  • The Theory of Opposites
    "The best way not to be lost is to be your own map." ~ Theory Of Opposites Have you ever questioned your choices? Have you ever wondered if there was a ‘life plan’ doled out by the ...
  • Book Review: Beautiful Day
    I call it the wedding book, but really it’s a book about marriage. I hit every point on the possible spectrum of marriages, from the best marriages to the worst marriages, from the worst divorce ...
  • Talk Talk: Effective Communication in Everyday Life
    A friend in dire straits needs your advice, but when you offer help, she shoots down every suggestion. Exasperated, you tell her, “You’re not listening. You’re just wasting my time.” The call ends with her ...
  • Three Things You Need to Know about Rockets
      What was I looking for? I didn’t know, but I knew the taste of it. It was a feeling I wasn’t having in Los Angeles and wasn’t having that time in my work. -- Jessica ...
  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
    I saw it (marriage) as oppressive and outdated. And stupid and useless. And possibly very, very destructive. And I came away thinking it’s complex and long-lived. It must be here for a purpose, because it ...
  • Book Review: Gone: A Novel
    Cathi Hanauer’s Gone explores life’s pitfalls, changes and second chances, leaving the reader beautifully satisfied and content with the pages before them. The narrative alternates between the protagonists' contrasting viewpoints. Eve Adams must cope with the ...
  • MANipulated into Fear: There is Always a Pattern
    If you are new to reading books about how manipulative and cruel men can be to the women they profess to love, the book MANipulated into Fear by Marvela Dawnay can be validating. Dawnay tells us ...
  • Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart
    “Do not seek perfection in a changing world. Instead, perfect your love.” This quote, from Buddha, is one of many warm, useful sayings in Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart. From religious texts to scientists to novelists ...
  • Love 2.0
    When Sigmund Freud wrote The Interpretation of Dreams, he took a familiar phenomenon and looked at it through a more discerning lens. In doing so he changed forever the way we think about this natural ...
  • The Divorce Party
    I enjoy reading anything by Laura Dave; I find that her characters embody a perfect blend of endearment and fault that really make them human. Dave does not disappoint with The Divorce Party, an entertaining ...
  • How to Think More About Sex
    Titles like “How to Think More About Sex” have to be targets for wisecracks. Written by Alain de Botton, this, however, is intended to be a serious book about a very serious subject. The emphasis is ...
  • Manopause: Your Guide to Surviving His Changing Life
    If ever a book were written with a clearly defined purpose, it is Manopause: Your Guide to Surviving His Changing Life. The book, co-authored by Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman, is meant as ...
  • The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict in Humans
    Is the battle of the sexes between men and women real or a social convention? It turns out that men and women compete not only for gender equality in the workplace, but also via the ...
  • You Still Don’t Understand: Typical Differences Between Men and Women and How to Resolve Them
    It’s hard to say whether Richard Driscoll and Nancy Ann Davis’s recent publication is the anti-PC, straight-shooting relationship book we need or a reductive apology and excuse for sexism. The married authors both have doctorates, ...
  • Companion to an Untold Story
    Marcia Aldrich’s Companion to an Untold Story is the author’s attempt to make sense of her close friend’s suicide. In the time leading up to the unfortunate event, Aldrich’s friend Joel hatched a plan to ...
  • Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go To Person” About Sex
    Sex has become so prevalent in America in recent years that not only is it casually accepted, it is commonplace. With just a few clicks, any child can access an unending world of pornography on his ...
  • Red Flags of Love Fraud: 10 Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath
    Donna Andersen started LoveFraud.com after her former husband drained her of $227,000, cheated on her, fathered a child outside their marriage, and remarried 10 days after their divorce was finalized. The website, which was created ...
  • Handbook of Counseling Military Couples
    Handbook of Counseling Military Couples is a collection of essays by psychologists and therapists, edited by Bret A. Moore, Psy.D. It is intended to be read by clinicians working with military couples. The first half ...
  • The Power and Grace Between Nasty or Nice
    The only constant in the universe is change.  The organizing principle is balance.  In between, there is the dynamic tension called life.  This opening line in the preface to The Power and Grace Between Nasty ...
 
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