And finally, what some of our readers have been reading
I read a book on “big data,” then it was Gary Greenberg’s Book of Woe and now I’m reading Allen Frances’ Saving Normal.
Homecoming: Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw and Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles Whitfield
The Accursed and The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates, and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.
Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition
For those of us who appreciate great fiction, are psychiatrists, and barely have time to spare for reading, the world of short stories holds superb potential riches. Two collections appearing during the past year are recommended: Jess Walter’s We Live in Water and Jim Gavin’s Middle Men, with a plug for a just slightly older third collection, Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. Wonderful subject for an exchange—thanks!
Anything by Raymond Carver: the master of the psychologically sophisticated short story.
The Count of Monte Christo
500 Days: a must read history of the first 500 days of 9-11 from the perspective of the White House, Pentagon, and Department of Justice. Reads like a thriller and is shocking to learn the details of how torture and warrantless wiretaps became law.
Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders. A Guide for Effective Treatment by K. Mueser and D. Noordsy
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
On the next page you will find Amazon links to the books included in this slideshow.