Professionals & Academics
Review: Amoving and wonderful book about a young mother dying of cancer but it is more than that it is the reflection on life and death and mortality I've read it all in one city you will too it is the mesmerizing and I would just those that she left her husband John her sons her father her brother and his wife and her many wonderful friends that they remember Nina as the remarkable and wonderful person and quirky person that she was and that they remember that facing the tragic circumstances of her own... Read more
Review: A non-fiction book that compels like a novel. The best book I've read about the patient experience. More than other physician-turned-patient narratives Dr Awdish offers a perspective on both roles that is part advocacy, part empathy and part spiritual inspiration. A must read for both health care professionals and patients (which means all of us). Read more
Review: I'll be honest, the book starts off rather slowly. William tells of his childhood in Africa that ranges from the death of an uncle to the famine that struck his land. Once the book picks up, basically when he begins to actually build the windmill, the back story makes a lot more sense. In the end, it is quite difficult to not be enamored with what this young man manages to accomplish with limited resources. Overall, it is a very good read. If you are looking for an inspiring story then this is o... Read more
Review: Rereading Hunter S. Thompson's speed & acid-addled account of the 1972 U.S. presidential campaign is a profoundly enlightening experience, especially in light of the creativity and innovation Thompson infused in his reinvention of political journalism that proved to be (and still is) way ahead of its time. Fear & Loathing 2016--simply substute Hillary R. Clinton for Richard M. Nixon (Thompson realized more forty years ago that "Democrat" and "Republican" were equivalent to "heads" or "t... Read more
Review: but it got a little tedious.
Ok, I fully understand why Mr. Griffin did what he did. Like many perhaps, he wanted to test the claims of racism that permeated the South. His entry in to the world of a black man in the south was somewhat smeared by a tainted eye.
The definition of racism is far removed from what may be termed "curiosity". For sure, if you're honest, there are cultural differences that some might find curious. Mr. Griffin ran into these curiosities but, in my mind, th... Read more
Review: I had no idea what to expect with this book - I got it as I was tired of reading fiction. Really interesting. It put a lot into perspective about the safety protocols at hospitals that have been put in place in just the last decade. Read more
Review: I learned a lot about life in Mexico, family values and immigration from this book. The writing is faily simple and straight forward. I met the author in person two days ago. The book really came alive when I witnessed what she has become as a result of the sometimes brutal life she led as a child and how family values triumph in the end. Read more