Queen Bees & Wannabes

Title: Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World Author: Rosalind Wiseman Publisher: Harmony Pub. Date: 26 July 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Family, Parenting My thoughts: This book is a wonderfully readable and rigorous resource for parents. Wiseman is a formidable source of comfort and reason,…

The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived

Title: The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived Author: Tom Shroder Publisher: Penguin Random House Pub. Date: 4 October, 2016   My review and ratings for this book are broken into three distinct parts:   Three stars for the first two-thirds, because it was intermittently interesting and engrossing, but sometimes confusing to try to keep…

The Path

Title: The Path Author: Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh Publisher: Simon & Shuster, Inc. Publication Date: April 5, 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality   This book is not about an abstract mystical practice filled with vague ethereal idealistic goals of self-enlightenment. Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh simply teach how small but powerful…

Untangled

Title: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Author: Lisa Damour, Ph.D. Publisher: Ballantine Books, February 9, 2016 Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting, Self-Help In Untangled, Damour, obviously an advocate for teens, offers advice in a supportive and nonjudgmental tone that rejuvenates parents and reinstates their ability to be reasonable, calm, and loving in…

The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention

Title: The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention Author: Rajan Menon Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (expected pub. Date March 3, 2016) The introduction says this is a book for anyone interested in international relations, but I disagree. This book is for anyone interested in truly developing real humanitarian principles everywhere in their lives, from their own…