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What We’re Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now

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.

Below, Amazon links to the books included in this slideshow:

Quiet: The Hidden Power of Introverts

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War

Fountain House: Creating Community in a Mental Health Practice

Man Alive


History of a Pleasure Seeker

That Old Cape Magic

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

The Blood of the Lamb

Saving Normal


Healing the Child Within

The Accursed

The Falls

Blood Meridian

Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition

We Live in Water

Middle Men

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

The Count of Monte Christo

500 Days

Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders. A Guide for Effective Treatment

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti


I am a neurologist with an interest in psychiatry and have just published a new book, so I couldn't resist the temptation to post a description here:

Bullets and Brains is a collection of over 100 essays about people and their brains written by a neurologist and epilepsy specialist. These articles appeared over the last four years in two Medscape.com columns, “Wilner on Neurology” and “Epilepsy Notes,” as well as other special articles. Medscape.com is a division of WebMD, a leading provider of health information.

Although written for a medical audience, most of these essays focus on the intersection of neurology and society and are easily accessible to the inquisitive reader. As one reader wrote, “I felt as if I was in a comfortable conversation over a good coffee with the author.”

Available in paperback and Kindle ebook on Amazon.com. Any feedback appreciated! Thank you,

Andrew @

I'm reading String Theory For Dummies.....seriously

Dave @

"Enders Game" is a science fiction fantasy with strong childhood and adolescent themes acted out in the typical grandiose sci fi manner. Themes such as sibling abuse, growing up with a sociopathic brother, the struggle by Ender to resist identification with the aggressor (abusive brother), the role and importance of love in sustaining effort in an abusive environment, rising to the occasion in development to find one's limits, how handle bullying by ones self when "telling the adults" does not work and how to live with the consequences of one's actions on a grandiose scale. Now a movie.

Robert @

Carnal Abuse by Deceit, How a Predator's Lies Became Rape-

Weaves the impact of Cluster B behavior with the criminality of rape by fraud and the connectivity of Betrayal Bonding. A gripping, real life saga from a survivor's perspective. Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle

Joyce @

'THE BOOZE BATTLE' by Ruth Maxwell.

Vasudha @

Try Carnal Abuse by Deceit, How a Predator's Lies Became Rape
Just released on Amazon, Getting 5 star ratings!

It's the author's true tale of falling prey to a psychopath in an emotional hoax, and the impacts on her family.

Joyce @

The Affluent society by Kenneth Galbraight - certainly a must read - the concept of conventional wisdom is very interesting for the medical profession

Arne @

The Circle, Dave Eggers

Amanda @

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