Category: Reviews

A Guide for the Perplexed

Jonathan Levi’s scintillating narrative explodes like fireworks across the page, undulating sinuously across centuries to weave a tapestry of history, drama, passion, sound and color. The drama reveals itself like three-dimensional tic-tac-toe, drawing connecting lines to the present-day stories of two women stranded in Spain by an airline strike. The themes are both universal and […]


How to be Everything

A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want To Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick As a child, when an adult asked about your future career plans, did you have a different answer every month? A veterinarian. An astronaut. A famous singer. Have you narrowed it down, now that you’re […]


Change the Story of Your Health

Carl Greer offers an interesting and original perspective on what it takes to be healthy and even to turn around states of ill health. The author is a fascinating combination of clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner, and it’s the mind-magic synthesis of these skills that makes this book so unique and useful. The […]


ReInhabiting the Village: CoCreating our Future

by Jamaica Stevens You hear stories all the time of the challenges we face as a global village, whether it’s problems between humans, between humans and the environment, or within our own selves. Maybe you’re fed up hearing about problems. What about solutions? Organizational Design Consultant Jamaica Stevens gathered stories of leaders, artists, writers, and […]


Live, Love, Explore

Discover the Way of the Traveler: a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live by Leon Logothetis Bullied and called a loser as a kid, Leon Logothetis molded himself to fit into society, donning a suit and working an office desk job. But something called to him, the same thing that calls to […]


The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet

Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn If you want to go vegan, here’s your chance to hop on the Engine 2 seven-day challenge and try it out. Rip Esselstyn, former firefighter and world-class triathlete and still fabulously fit in his fifties, lays out all you need to know to get started. […]


One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese

We are all story, and all part of a larger story, says Richard Wagamese in this book of reflections, and it’s our responsibility “to live out the best possible story of our time on this earth.” Drawing on his skills as a storyteller, with prose at times poetic, Wagamese share his thoughts on the human […]


The (not so) Little Book of Surprises

By Deirdre Hade and Will Arntz, photographs by Endre Balogh This beautiful coffee table book spans the distance from head to heart, reverberating back and forth with the occasional detour to the funny bone. Deirdre Hade’s poetry – alternately ethereal, humorous, and downright cheeky – subtly leads the reader into a contemplation of the eternal […]