Category: Reviews

The Inner Life of Animals:

Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Peter Wohlleben Did you know certain species of birds mate and sleep while airborn? That a tick, (those teensy vampires), can go almost a year between meals? That pigs prefer to be clean, designating an area for their toilet, and squirrels can’t seem to remember where […]


Mr. Dickens and His Carol

A Novel of Christmas Past by Samantha Silva Following the flop of his latest book, Charles Dickens is given a month’s time to come up with a Christmas story, or his publishers will deduct funds from his monthly stipend. Dickens is hardly in the Christmas spirit, dodging mounting debt, relatives seeking handouts, and readers who’ve […]


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. […]