Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti was described as a toolbox, including CBT techniques and strategies to help manage anxiety. It is aimed at teens and I thought the tone of the book was right for that audience. Friendly and didn’t feel unmanageable. I also liked the way that the book was formatted. Thank … Continue reading Book Review. Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti, PHD.
I found it very difficult to get into this book and the first few chapters were heavy on case studies and the subjects written about in these chapters were not referred to in the blurb, which wrong footed me. When we do get into the chapters of transhumans, cosmetic surgery, body image, etc. it felt … Continue reading Book Review. Bodies by Susie Orbach.
Kate Lister says in the conclusion of her book A Curious History of Sex that the book could never have been a comprehensive history of sex, but it felt pretty comprehensive to me. I liked that in the conclusion too she mentions sources tend to have come from medical texts and court recordings, actual testimonies … Continue reading Book Review. A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister.
I thought sometimes the fiction blurred into the non-fiction, as Graham Caveney blends his life experiences with examples from literature in On Agoraphobia. It was startling to me, to think of people like Emily Dickinson used as examples in On Agoraphobia, of having that affliction because I just have never thought of it before. Without … Continue reading Book Review. On Agoraphobia by Graham Caveney.
The View from the Corner Shop is a diary for the Mass Observation Project, written by a Yorkshire shop assistant called Kathleen Hey, during the Second World War. There were gaps in the diary, which irked my sense of liking things to be in a certain order and the publisher puts in notes to give … Continue reading Book Review. The View from the Corner Shop: The Diary of a Yorkshire Shop Assistant in Wartime by Kathleen Hey.