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

My Foreign Cities

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

Facing What No Child Should: Titles on Bereavement


As President Obama said, the tragedy in Newtown, CT, last week broke our hearts. As a parent, it’s my job to not only deal with my sorrow and bewilderment but figure out what, if anything, to tell my children. For your patrons who are struggling with the same questions—or if you’re tackling them yourself—our parenting […]

Parenting Reviews | November 15, 2012


Reviews of Edward A. Bell’s A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Medicines, Meg Cox’s The Book of New Family Traditions, and Mei-Ling Hopgood’s How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, plus a full list of parenting reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Aciman, Margulis, Roach, Tremain, Wolitzer


  Aciman, André. Harvard Square. Norton. Apr. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780393088601. $25.95. LITERARY FICTION From vivid, scalding Alexandria (Out of Egypt: A Memoir) to the sensuous Italian Riviera (Call Me by Your Name) to snow-crusted Manhattan during Christmas (Eight White Nights), Aciman has transported us far and wide in his acutely observed works, whether fiction […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts


Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]