RaveThe New York Journal of Books... a charming story of rehabilitation, teamwork, athleticism, and the healing power of love between people and their four-legged companions ... McDougall has a colorful writing style that brings to life the animals’ personalities, as well as the various obstacles they encounter during their year of training ... As vivid as McDougall’s descriptions of his time with Sherman are, the author’s depiction of the humans involved in the donkey’s quest are even better ... Running 15 miles with donkeys is quite a different challenge than the 50-mile race McDougall tackled for his earlier book, but there are still plenty of technical details in Running with Sherman that athletes will surely appreciate ... McDougall describes all of it with exquisite detail, making Running with Sherman a fun and inspiring read, not just for runners, but for anyone who believes in the healing power of the human-animal bond.
RaveThe New York Journal of BooksThe information uncovered by Westhoff, an investigative reporter, will no doubt prove useful to lawmakers, addiction counselors, and anyone else who is dealing with opioid addiction ... But where the book really shines is in Westhoff’s ability to get inside the lives of his characters, from addicts like Henke and Schwandt, to the scientists who initially developed opioids, to the Chinese chemists who are manufacturing fentanyl knockoffs—and profiting hugely off the global rise of opioid addiction ... a feat of reporting, to be sure. And while the many details Westhoff uncovered are likely to leave some readers enraged, Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.
PositiveNew York Journal of BooksScience enthusiasts will love reading about Offit’s adventures as the voice of reason in a crowd of unqualified people spouting non-scientific advice ... Bad Advice is a fun and educational book that will leave readers optimistic—as Offit himself is—that fact will ultimately prevail over fiction in the world of science and medicine.