What We’re Reading Now

December 11, 2013

Last summer we asked some of our contributors to tell us what they were reading. We’ve now decided to repeat this with What Are You Reading Now. We also thought it would be fun to let you know what we, the staff of Psychiatric Times, is reading.

And finally, what some of our readers have been readingI read a book on “big data,” then it was Gary Greenberg’s Book of Woe and now I’m reading Allen Frances’ Saving Normal.―Terry 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―Debera The Accursed and The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates, and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.―Janet Relational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and Cognition―Martin 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!―Adrian Anything by Raymond Carver: the master of the psychologically sophisticated short story.―Samuel The Count of Monte Christo―Glenda 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.―Laura Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders. A Guide for Effective Treatment by K. Mueser and D. Noordsy―Gerrit The Three Christs of Ypsilanti―ChristinaOn 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 IntrovertsThe Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of PsychiatryThucydides: History of the Peloponnesian WarFountain House: Creating Community in a Mental Health PracticeMan AliveStonerHistory of a Pleasure SeekerThat Old Cape MagicEscape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the WestNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North KoreaThe Blood of the LambSaving NormalHomecomingHealing the Child WithinThe AccursedThe FallsBlood MeridianRelational Frame Theory: A Post-Skinnerian Account of Human Language and CognitionWe Live in WaterMiddle MenBoth Ways Is the Only Way I Want ItThe Count of Monte Christo500 DaysIntegrated Treatment for Dual Disorders. A Guide for Effective TreatmentThe Three Christs of Ypsilanti