Category Archives: non-fiction

Book Review: The Most Human Human, By Brian Christian

What makes humans so darn….human? Possibly the oldest question in the philosophical book is given a fresh take in this witty and thought-provoking adventure by philosopher, poet, and computer scientist Brian Christian. (eBook, print) Anyone following the news knows that the gap … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, non-fiction | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

When I first read a couple of Gary Taubes books a few years ago, Good Calories, Bad Calories  as well as Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, I had no idea he was such an influential … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, non-fiction | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Picture Books for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential … Continue reading

Posted in biography, book reviews, children, history, kids, non-fiction, picture books, reviews, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Picture Books for Women’s History Month

Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

There is a wealth of information and speculation on how technology affects us. Books like The Shallows: what the Internet is doing to our brains have crystallized concerns (which have been extensively debated) that technological advances can have a significant downside for the … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, non-fiction, technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

Posted in biography, book reviews, history, non-fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren