RaveLibrary JournalUsing her powerful story telling techniques including her own experience from weight-loss surgery, O’Neil argues that the long-term solution to this societal problem includes its recognition, and plentiful use of the good human characteristics of kindness and compassion ... Thoroughly researched, well written, timely, and easy to understand, O’Neil’s book can and should find a wide audience.
RaveLibrary JournalRarely does a book come along that has so much potential to influence American policy and quality of life as this one does ... In clear detail, using extensive research and narratives, many of them personal, he defines the social factors that have led to this crisis ... Readers of this important book will gain a greater, more complete understanding of mental health issues in the United States and will be pointed toward steps that could lead to radical change in mental health care.
George A. Bonanno
RaveLibrary JournalHis research is brilliantly presented through the personal stories of his interview subjects and comes alive through the lenses of personal experience, as people explain their feelings of stress and worry, hope, and optimism in their own words. Bonanno\'s writing is accessible, and the book helpfully uses charts to help relay the meaning of some of the more extensive data. Readers will be drawn into this research without their even knowing it ... A necessary and important addition to the literature of adaptation to stress; it belongs in the collections of every academic library. Highly recommended.
RaveLibrary Journal... no one has ever tied this history closer to societal events and told it in a more sweeping manner than Dauber...has done in this latest work ... The author effectively tells how several recent blockbuster films are based on comic book narratives and relays the history of graphic novels as a popular medium. Charts and illustrations will draw in readers and help them keep track of the numerous comic book characters, titles, and plot lines that Dauber mentions ... There are several recent histories of comics; however, none are as comprehensive or well-researched as this one. Dauber\'s book sets itself apart, and comics enthusiasts will be enthralled.
PositiveLibrary JournalAlthough many articles have been written about tennis champ Roger Federer, this new biography could easily become the definitive book-length treatment ... provides a fascinating, complete portrait of the athlete that clearly demonstrates how and why he has become a tennis superstar. Readers will get a front-row seat, with play-by-play calls, to some of Federer’s most historic matches, both exhilarating and agonizing. Clarey also offers a glimpse inside Federer’s mind, showing how his relationships (with family, friends, etc.) have cemented his being called, by many, the most complete tennis player in modern history. Clarey has won awards for his reporting and his even-handed coverage of sports, earning him the trust of many modern sports figures; his well-researched work is based on a number of candid interviews with current and former tennis stars who have competed against Federer throughout his extensive career, among other primary sources ... This comprehensive portrait will thrill tennis fans and will also draw in and capture readers unfamiliar with Federer or professional tennis. An essential addition to sports and biography collections.
RaveLibrary JournalThis book is a fascinating look at the inside of a medical residency, and it offers a glimpse of many of the often-understated personal costs involved ... Readers who have also experienced the vigor of professional academic training will find Stern’s account familiar and satisfying, while those who haven’t will get a rare and insightful glimpse into the many potential struggles involved. Stern’s book is written in a brutally honest, often self-effacing tone. Readers will ultimately emerge feeling triumphant alongside Stern, who over the course of the book finds love and professional success and satisfaction, despite the challenges he faced during residency and the beginning of his medical career.
PositiveLibrary JournalMartino craftily leads readers through the scandal, with all of its twists and turns. He begins by providing interesting, relevant background information, and then lays out mountains of evidence, obtained through hundreds of documented interviews, and offers clues, all the while explaining their immediate relevance. The book culminates in a comprehensive, fascinating, yet incomplete conclusion ... The writing is engaging and casual throughout ... This disturbing tale will satisfy baseball fans, but will also be of great interest to many other sports followers.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis work draws heavily upon current scholarly sources in the behavioral sciences and philosophy, and is soundly reasoned and well arranged. It will find a natural place in all major academic libraries, as well as in larger public library collections.
PositiveLibrary Journal... intriguing ... creates a fascinating picture of a city that can be loathed and hated, yet admired and revered at the same time ... A varied book that will appeal to armchair travelers and others curious about New York. Highly recommended for public libraries as well as large academic libraries the world over.
PositiveLibrary JournalDyja is highly qualified to create this work on the city he considers to be the greatest in the world, with careful explanation of the city’s history of urban renewal. The author is opinionated, but his research is staggeringly thorough, and his interpretation of major events, such as the September 11 attacks, and insight into prominent governmental figures, like Mayors Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Bloomberg; Governors Andrew Cuomo and George Pataki; and even Donald Trump, will resonate with and appeal to most who are even somewhat familiar with the city and its history, and will educate those who are not ... This engaging book has the potential to become a classic text, thanks to the detailed work and references that have gone into its creation. Recommended for libraries in larger institutions or for others with an interest in New York or urban studies.
PositiveLibrary JournalEasily the most detailed and important account of Stevens, this well-written biography belongs in every academic library and all other libraries with an emphasis on American history.