Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
author: Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.16
book published:
rating: 4
read at:
date added: 2018/05/07
shelves: health, non-fiction, science, self-help
review:
A fairly thorough look at issues around back pain, mostly through the lens of the author’s experience. I do have something of a class critique, that I’m not quite sure how to formulate? It feels judgy when she moves outside of her own sphere of upper-middle-class professionals. But there are some specific things in part two that I might actually look into myself. (I’ve had pretty good results with the McKenzie method, FWIW.)

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
author: Hope Nicholson
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.90
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2017/06/04
date added: 2017/06/10
shelves: art, autobiography, graphic-novel, non-fiction
review:

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
author: Hope Nicholson
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.84
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2017/06/04
date added: 2017/06/10
shelves: art, autobiography, graphic-novel, non-fiction
review:

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero
author: Isabel Greenberg
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.43
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2017/06/07
date added: 2017/06/10
shelves: fiction, graphic-novel
review:

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero
author: Isabel Greenberg
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.43
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2017/06/07
date added: 2017/06/10
shelves: fiction, graphic-novel
review:

59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute

59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute
author: Richard Wiseman
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.78
book published: 2009
rating: 5
read at: 2011/08/10
date added: 2017/03/06
shelves: ebook, non-fiction, own, psychology, read-again, self-help, favorites
review:
Started reading in ebook, and enjoyed it so much that I actually bought a copy. (At Borders in downtown Seattle at 30% off, FWIW.) Condenses lots and lots of psychology research that I’ve read elsewhere combined with plenty that was new to me. For the practical person, includes exercises, quizzes, tips…which was why I wanted a copy, since those bits were tough to read on my phone, and I wanted to write in the margins! A quick read in an engaging tone. Each chapter covers a different area of human psychology (motivation, relationships, happiness, etc), looks at the most current research on what works and doesn’t, and then makes specific recommendations for how to use that research in your own life. Liked it a lot, planning to reread it, probably fairly regularly.