Book Review: Stir

Stir: My Broken Brain and The Meals That Brought Me Home is a cross between a memoir and a cookbook. The theme, however, is not one that many can relate to, although the book will help the reader understand what it’s like to live recovering from a brain injury. At age 28, Jessica Fechtor was…

Summer Reading Days

As a Child Psychiatrist, I read many books for children and adolescents so that I have books to recommend to parents and my patients, or to adults who want to purchase books for children and youth. Summer is the best time for reading and I have two wonderful books to recommend. (Note: If you live…

Widow’s Weeds

At the end of June, I read two books about widows. One was fiction and the other was non-fiction, an account of a support group developed by an American journalist for widows. The novel, The Lost Husband by Katherine Center, also explores the nature of the support that helps widows. For those for whom stories…