REVIEW: “The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection” by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan  

The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection, by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan National Geographic, Copyright November 2017 978-1426218460, Hardcover, 320 Pages A composite of the academic and general reading, this book consists of a biological conversation sprouting into realms of disease, medicine, and psychiatry. Technicality, in the form…

REVIEW: “Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves” by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, by Lee Daniel Kravetz Harper Wave, Copyright June 27, 2017 978-0062448934, Hardcover, 288 Pages This book is delightfully entertaining and educational. The author conscientiously charts his steadily progressive intellectual quest in researching and deciphering the significance of the phenomena…

REVIEW: “Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial” by Alison Bass

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, by Alison Bass Algonquin Books, 978-1565125537 Copyright June 2008, Hardcover, 260 Pages Greatly informative and factually useful. Set in the psychiatric drug industry, this book predominantly explores the theme of the ever consequential tension between the profit-oriented medical pharmaceutical establishment versus the issue of consumer safety….

REVIEW: “Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types” by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types, by Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson Mariner Books, 978-0618004157 Copyright January 2000, Paperback, 416 Pages Fundamentally empowering, this book excellently surveys the masterpiece of the Enneagram. The rudiments of the Enneagram is presented in a methodical, systematic and highly accessible manner, promising to deliver a fulfilling and pleasurable reading…

REVIEW: “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again” by Traci Mann

Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again, by Traci Mann Harper Wave, 978-0062329257 Copyright January 2017, Paperback, 272 Pages An effortless and quick read. Informative and packed with interesting empirical studies and research. Refreshing insights and findings are presented along with simple and yet…

REVIEW: “The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI’s Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won’t Go Away” by John Douglas

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI’s Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won’t Go Away, by John Douglas Scribner, ISBN: 978-0671017064 Copyright November 2000, Hardcover, 352 Pages The Cases That Haunt Us conducts a phenomenally in-depth exploration and refreshing analysis of notorious mysteries, from the frame of reference…

REVIEW: “This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon” by L. Jon Wertheim, Sam Sommers

This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon, by L. Jon Wertheim, Sam Sommers Crown Archetype, ISBN: 978-0553447408 Copyright February 2016, Hardcover, 288 Pages This Is Your Brain on Sports is a bonanza for sports and psychology aficionados. The brainchild of the perfectly…