Psychology

Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal by Brett Ann Stanciu - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781586422691
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Published: Steerforth - September 14th, 2021

This thought-provoking book, part memoir and part sociological tract, was written by a librarian in a small Vermont town who was rightfully concerned when someone was routinely breaking into the library building. Suspicion fell upon a local man who had a history of drug abuse. After his suicide, she is haunted by the feeling that she should have done more to reach out to the troubled man. She embarks upon a personal crusade to better understand the causes of addiction and the treatments that are available to aid those caught in its web. This is a dark look at the Green Mountain State, where the profusion of drugs cast a long, tragic shadow over bucolic settings of pristine snowfalls and bright autumn leaves. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017

Menakem's expert understanding of the human experience cannot be understated, particularly when it comes to conflict and violence. Guiding the reader on a path to uncover bodily held trauma, he works with the discomfort that arises, all while explaining how and why the pervasive racism in the United States is inherently held in a physical, subconscious, and, sometimes, overwhelming way. This book brought life changing lessons into my life that I use most days to practice clean pain and a grounded body. ~ Reviewed by Maya Bon


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735214484
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 28th, 2019

The best books give us a new way to see the world. RANGE did this for me not once or twice, but consistently over the course of 12 chapters all playing off of a central theme as evident in the book's subtitle: "Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World." each chapter challenges a seemingly self evident conventional wisdom of our modern world such as: "trust the experts," "the sooner you specialize the better," "never give up," or "the more experience the better." ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by M.D. Gupta, Sanjay - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501166730
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

Practical, science-based advice on how to get the most out of your brain, and by extension, your life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593137956
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Published: Harmony - March 23rd, 2021

Is forgetting where you parked your car a warning sign of Alzheimer's? Can we actively enhance our memory? Is the brain naturally programmed to retain, or forget, information? Genova, a neuroscientist, engagingly tackles these and many other questions, and her answers are definitely worth remembering. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781328662057
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Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2019

A raw, honest, and moving glimpse at the world of therapy, from the dual perspectives of a practitioner and a patron. Lori Gottlieb introduces the reader to her line of work through a series of interweaving stories from her patients and from her own life. This book is bursting at the seams with laughter and tears, reflecting faithfully the practice of therapy: finding happiness in a world that seems to fight us for every inch. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


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