Thursday, August 3, 2017

author du Jour: Meredith Maran, "The New Old Me" ‎
The New Old Me” by Meredith Maran

(Blue Rider Press, pp 302, $27.00)

A great undiscovered jewel, and from what I infer, a book that deserves to get into every single book club in the nation, and beyond. My enthusiasm is perhaps excessive. There comes a time . . .

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Author du Jour: Beatriz Williams, "Wicked City" ‎
The Wicked City,” by Beatriz Williams
(William Morrow, pp 368, $26.99)

In “Wicked City,” one can smell the whiffs of Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway as he journeys back and forth between New York and East Egg. You can touch Princeton . . . .

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Author du Jour: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn & Dr. Elissa Epel, "The Telomere Effect"…burn-elissa-epel/ ‎
The Telomere Effect: a Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” by Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD and Elissa Epel, PhD

(Grand Central Publishing, pp 399, $28.00)

Whoever came up with the subtitle for this fascinating book did an excellent job creating a strong hook. Who indeed would not want to live longer? Contrary to what you may consider, that life is just a game of roulette, with molecules moving one way and DNA reacting in another . . . Read book review ....

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Author du Jour: Suzanna O'Sullivan, "Is It All in Your Head?" ‎
Is It all in Your Head? Trues Stories of imaginary Illness,” by Suzanne O’Sullivan, MD

(Other Press, pp 296, $26.95)

Psychosomatic illness is problematic. Disregarded as not real, it is often not considered seriously and is relegated to footnotes in medical books. And yet, it is all around us, often having debilitating effects on the sufferer, which can last for years in some cases. According to Dr. O’Sullivan,

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Author du Jour: David Morrell, "Ruler of the Night"

Ruler of the Night,” by David Morrell
(Mulholland Books, pp 342, $27.00)

If you go down the street and ask anyone who is David Morrell, chances are you will be met with a blank stare. And yet, there is not a soul on earth who does not know “Rambo,” the iconic character Morrell created more than 45 years ago. In “Ruler of the Night,” Morrell spruces up . . .

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Author du Jour: A. Scott Berg, "World War I and America"

World War I and America: Told by the American Who Lived It,” edited by A. Scott Berg
(Library of America, pp 896, $40.00)

Besides the inviting silky quality of the paper, this volume from the Library of America offers an impressive collection of articles, essays, personal stories, and declassified. . .

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