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LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

An excellent translation that will appeal to medieval enthusiasts, fans of chivalric romance, and French literature; this comprehensive, unflinching narrative and analytical treatment of President Carter is essential; fans of space travel, NASA, and engineering ingenuity will find this highly engaging; a tribute to the underacknowledged female pioneers of technology

From Wish Lists to Real Life | Self-Help Reviews

If asked what one desires most out of life, many would say meaning and happiness. The books reviewed here will help readers along that path, offering lessons in spiritual adventures and ways to worry less.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Langer’s homing in on all aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers; for anyone with a strong drive to do something different, this is a truly inspiring read; the importance and epic scale of St. Petersburg comes across vividly in this work; Cooke’s wit, humor, and infectious curiosity will appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all stripes

Keys to Living, Loving, & Dying Well | Self-Help Reviews

LIVING AND DYING WELL This month’s column gets down to the basics. The key is to pay attention in mind and body.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, December 2017

A thoughtful Strange Journey for anyone who has ever viewed organized religion as spiritually repressive; a must-read for lovers of world literature and the art of translation; the essential coach’s handbook—Grow Wherever You Work; this upbeat book offers a nonjudgmental and flexible guide to making healthy changes

Making the Most of Our Time | Self-Help Reviews

The latest self-help offerings embrace the whole spectrum of life, from petty aggravations to aging and death.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This large-format global selection should fascinate readers with a taste for architecture, landscape architecture, and/or the environment; Ehrman’s lively and thoroughly researched volume is bound to become a standard text on early church history; autumn memoir picks—something to interest anyone; for aficionados of business and technology history, this volume is worth the investment

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

Women and Their Cars, Survival Tactics, Love-Eat-Train, Climate Change, Hygge | Self-Help Reviews

The titles reviewed this month outline ways to achieve happiness and success in careers and relationships. While some authors address challenges that seem to be ongoing, others explain how to feel even better.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 2017

Employing humor, affection, and the careful eye of a trained art historian, Gopnik offers an enjoyable and engaging story of New York City; Banks’s comprehensive Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide is indispensable; Lythcott-Haims faces difficult truths head-on in her memoir, an important addition to any collection; Twitty’s lip-smacking period recipes are valuable contributions to Old South historiography