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Communion: The Female Search for Love (Love Song to the Nation #2) by bell hooks - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780060938291
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 24th, 2002

I recommend reading this after All About Love. Thoughtful, honest, and gently challenging, bell hooks picks up some of the threads of All About Love and continues guiding us further along the path to healing and wholeness, in our hearts and in our selves. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


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

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Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal By Brett Ann Stanciu Cover Image
$15.00
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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My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies By Resmaa Menakem Cover Image
$17.95
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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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World By David Epstein Cover Image
$28.00
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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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age By Sanjay Gupta, M.D. Cover Image
$28.00
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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$26.99
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


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