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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393249897
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

A fascinating study on the varying death practices that exist throughout multiple locations in the modern world. Before you run the other way, take a moment to allow yourself to be curious about the bizarreness of human death rituals. Why are we so afraid to discuss death and what happens to the bodies of ourselves and our loved ones when we pass away? Doughty constructs a way to keep the reader pondering how the funeral home industries of the Western world have shaped our ways of viewing the dead in comparison to other parts of the globe that value a unique kinship with the deceased. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316356541
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 1st, 2017

19 year old track star Maddy Holleran committed suicide in her freshman year at Penn. Fagan examines Maddy's friendships, family ties, and voluminous social media posts for clues to her horrid emotional disintegration. The search is full supposition, conjecture, and the heartbreaking mystery of what made Maddy run. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781941040706
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Published: Tin House Books - August 1st, 2017

A slim, assertive memoir about confronting and preparing for death. Both staggering and comforting, this book is an essential and remarkable meditation on mortality. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor


The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307475619
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Published: Vintage Books - February 11th, 2014

This book compelled me to study psychology. Its engrossing trek into the history of crime is fantastically narrated, and detailed in a way that draws you further and further into the stories and reasoning behind each subject. As well as revealing personal moments about his own life in regards to his work, Raine brings us a glimpse into the future as these subjects become more ingrained in everyday life--a must read for anyone interested in the link between psychology and criminology. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316341172
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Published: Hachette Books - March 21st, 2017

While critiquing American society's entrenched neglect of the mentally ill, Powers lays bare the deadly destruction schizophrenia wrought on his two sons. His heroic honesty and analysis of evolving treatments show crazy people can be cared for, and perhaps someday be healed. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life by Mark Goulston - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780814436363
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Published: Amacom - October 15th, 2015

"Lean in to crazy" with an understanding of your own crazy and what triggers your response to angry, irrational people. How to recognize mental illness and truly abusive personality disorders and how you can help individuals seek treatment. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


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