Behind the Mask

A book review of Behind the Mask: The Mystique of Surgery And the Surgeons who Perform Them by David Gelber MD Stars: **** Ruffian Press (2011)General Surgery 190 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A look at the world of surgery through the eyes of Dr.David Gelber, a surgeon with more than twenty… Read More »

Hope is a Bright Star

A book review of Hope is a Bright Star: A Mother’s Memoir of Love, Loss and Learning to Live Again by Faith Fuller Wilcox Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2021)Grief168 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Hope Is a Bright… Read More »

Get Me Out

A book review of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from The Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. Stars: **** W. W. Norton & Company (2011)Health/Obstetrics & Gynecology352 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and… Read More »

The Birth of the Pill

A book review of The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathon Eig Stars: **** W. W. Norton & Company (2015)History of Medicine/Birth Control416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: We know it simply as “the pill,” yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan… Read More »

Neurology Rounds with the Maverick

A book review of Neurology Rounds with the Maverick: Adventures with Patients from the Golden Age of Medicine by Bernard M. Patten, MD Stars: ** Identity Publications (2019)Memoir380 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In Neurology Rounds with the Maverick,… Read More »

ALS Saved My Life Until It Didn’t

ALS Saved My Life Until It Didn’t by Dr. Jenni Kleinman Berebitsky with Joyce Kleinman & Elizabeth Flynn Stars: **** PB & Js Publishing (2018) Memoir 278 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Most people know life will not necessarily… Read More »

The Boy Who Loved Too Much

A book review of The Boy Who Loved Too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson Stars: ***** Simon & Schuster (2017) Biography/Special Needs 304 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of… Read More »