Book Reviews

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  • Book Review: Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum
    Lynne Soraya grew up in a world that did not always make sense. She did learn to make her way through, but it was difficult. As an adult, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome — ...
  • Book Review: The Matchmaker
    The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand’s new summer novel, brings readers back to the place where the sand is hot but the ground is healing — Nantucket. This beautifully written and thought-provoking story illustrates the ...
  • Healing from Neglect: When Those We Love Don’t Love Us
    It is an emotion that has inspired the rise and fall of empires and that influences the very foundation of our development. But how you approach love is dependent on your past and present associations ...
  • Book Review: The One & Only
    A palpable buzz is in the air of Huntington’s renowned book shop. On a May night, this Long Island, New York, venue is packed with females and the demographic is vast: teenage girls, young women, ...
  • Conquering Shame & Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You
    “I had found the enemy — and it was me.”  So writes Darlene Lancer in Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Sometimes there are true external foes that we must fight and ...
  • Feeling Loved: Finding Happiness in an Overstressed World
    We have been writing about love for millennia. From the earliest surviving love poem dating from around 2030 BCE to the work of philosophers like Lao Tzu to the sonnets of Shakespeare, countless tomes have ...
  • Book Review: Reconcilable Differences
    If you’re searching for one useful self-help book for couples, versus an entire bookcase of them, the second edition of Reconcilable Differences may be your answer. Through this revised text, readers committed to mending a ...
  • 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 ...
 
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