Tag: cancer

Apr 23

Book Review: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall The best thing I can say about this book is that it made me cry. I suppose that’s not too hard, because I cry easily, especially when the subject matter (people getting cancer …

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Aug 09

Book Review: Bright-Sided

Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich I’d seen this book kicking around a lot of different places. I’m not sure when it was written, but it seems to come up a lot, discussed briefly in other books, seen on the shelf at the used bookstore, mentioned briefly …

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May 08

Book Review – The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner This is a book that I think everyone should read. It has a lot of information I’ve seen elsewhere, about the heuristics people use in order to make decisions, but Gardener puts the information together in a comprehensive manner that …

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Nov 19

Book Review: The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky This isn’t the first book I’ve read about happiness, so at best I was hoping for a refresher course. It is a good refresher course, and a good supplemental, as Lybormirsky has a lot of new information that I haven’t read in other books. Lybormirsky’s information comes from …

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Mar 20

Book Review: The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee My friend recommended this book, and I so value the strength of her recommendation that I bought it as an audiobook despite the daunting 20 hour length. It did occur to me that a book about cancer is perhaps not the best book for a hypochondriac to …

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