Selected Book Reviews (2019—) by Lisa Thaler
Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Jaco, Michael. The Intuitive Warrior: Lessons from a Navy SEAL on Unleashing Your Hidden Potential. Synergy Books, 2010.
Murphy, Kate. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing, and Why It Matters. Celadon Books. 2020.
Rosenberg, Marshall. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. 3rd ed. PuddleDancer Press, 1999.
Slaby, Lydia. Wait, It Gets Worse: Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being. Disruption Books, 2019.
Wright, Robert. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Chödrön, Pema. Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World. Shambhala, 2019.
Spink, Kathryn. Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography. Revised ed. HarperOne, 2011. First published in 1990.
Robinson, Mary. Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice. Bloomsbury USA, 2014.
Harris, Kate. Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road. Reprint ed. Dey Street Books, 2019.
Heyman, Bruce, and Vicki Heyman. The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty. Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Frank, Justin A. Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Avery / Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
Moore, Natalie Y. The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Reprint ed. Picador, 2017.
Tough, Paul. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. Mariner Books, 2009.
Preis, Michael W. and Matthew Frederick. 101 Things I Learned in Business School. Grand Central Publishing, 2010.
Tullman, Howard A. The Perspiration Principles: You Get What You Work For, Not What Your Wish For. CreateSpace, 2018.
Sofer, Oren Jay. Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. Shambhala, 2018.
Williamson, Bess. Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design. NYU Press, 2019.
Emanuel, Rahm. The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Shah, Sonia. The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
Music and Fine Arts
Ritz, David. The God Groove: A Blues Journey to Faith. Howard Books, 2019.
Müller, Lars, author, and Paul Klee, artist. Paul Klee Pedagogical Sketchbook: Bauhausbücher 2 (1925). Lars Müller Publishers, 2019.
Sudjic, Deyan. The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Things. W. W. Norton & Company, 2009.
Language and Literature
Shlain, Leonard. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image. Penguin Compass, 1999.
Maum, Courtney. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book. Catapult, 2020.
Shields, David. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. Vintage, 2010.
Lambert, Raymond, with Chris Bournea. All Jokes Aside: Standup Comedy Is a Phunny Business. Agate Bolden, 2016.
Finck, Liana. Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir. Random House, 2018.
Ferber, Edna. So Big: A Novel. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2018. First published in 1924.
Shields, David. Other People: Takes and Mistakes. Deckle Edge, 2017.
Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer: A Novel. Grove Press, 2016.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. Reprint ed. Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
Nakazawa, Donna Jackson. The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine. Ballantine, 2020.
Nestor, James. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Riverhead Books, 2020.
Grealy, Lucy. Autobiography of a Face. Reprint ed. Mariner Books, 2013. First published in 1999.
Nakazawa, Donna Jackson. Childhood Disrupted: Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal. Atria Books, 2016.
Kelly, Scott. Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery. Vintage, 2018.
Matsumoto, Shoukei. A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind. TarcherPerigee, 2018.