Getting Educated with Jason Boog, John Casey, William Deresiewicz, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2014, Pt. 1

Boog, Jason & Betsy Bird. Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age—From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between. Touchstone. Aug. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9781476749792. pap. $15.99. EDUCATION Once publishing editor at Mediabistro, Boog launched into fatherhood by writing this book on turning children into lifelong readers. After interviewing childhood development experts, […]

Self-Help Reviews | November 15, 2013

Self-Help reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Parenting Reviews | November 15, 2013

Parenting reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Self-Help (Marlo Thomas), Cooking (the Neelys), Getting Fit (Bob Harper), Sports (John Calipari) | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

Calipari, John & Michael Sokolove. Players First: Success from the Inside Out. Penguin Pr. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9781594205736. $28.95. SPORTS In a book that the publisher expects to be big, famed and famously blunt University of Kentucky basketball coach Calipari explains what distinguishes good teams (and coaches) from bad ones and what’s gone haywire […]

Chris Pavone, Helen Oyeyemi, & NYU Professor Conley’s Take on Parenting | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4

Conley, Dalton. Parentology: Everything You Wanted To Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted To Ask. S. & S. Mar. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9781476712659. $25. PARENTING Conley stars in two disciplines, sociology and biology, and has three appointments at NYU: in the sociology department and at the School of Medicine and […]

Parenting Reviews | August 2013

Reviews of Why Can’t My Child Stop Eating?, the Essential Homebirth Guide, and Cut, Stapled, and Mended, plus a full list of Parenting reviews from August 2013.

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2014, Pt. 4: Cosmology, Technology, & the Brain

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How To Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones. Houghton Harcourt. Jan. 2014. ed. by Debra Horwitz & others. 384p. ISBN 9780547738918. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780547834450. PETS/DOGS Why decode your dog’s behaviors? Because, explains this first-ever book from the American […]

Parenting Reviews | May 15, 2013

Reviews of The Biting Solution, Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers, Talking Back to Facebook, plus a full list of Parenting titles from the May 15 issue.

Dad Jokes, Chainsaws, Cystic Fibrosis, and Iowa | Memoir Short Takes

Whether its a labor of love, a labor in the dirt, farm labor, or a complete lack of labor, these memoirists can never claim that their time was spent idly.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, February 15, 2013

Globetrotting travel, a very personal look at the U.S. health-care system, helping your teens, women’s evolutionary biology, the truth behind online dating, and theater pieces that deserve a wide audience