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Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, ...

Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern WorldPeople today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many don’t have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World, Kate Leaver shares stories and experiences about friendship in today’s world and she tries to explain ...

Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern WorldPeople today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many do not have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World, Kate Leaver share stories and experiences about friendship in today’s world and why they are ...

Book Review: Text Me When You Get Home Book Review: Text Me When You Get HomeText Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, is itself a triumph. Thanks to journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s unstinting insistence that female friendships can be the most significant relationships in women’s lives, women can unapologetically declare their love for their ...

Book Review: Breaking Up With Busy Book Review: Breaking Up With BusyTo be busy, it seems, is to be in demand. Our importance is measured by the number of clients we meet each day, the meetings we attend, the committees we are on, and the fact that we simply have no time for anything else. “Busyness is ...

Book Review: Leftover in China Book Review: Leftover in ChinaOne out of four of all the women in the world live in China. The current generation includes young women who live radically different lives than their mothers did when they were young. As Roseann Lake, a reporter for The Economist, notes in her new ...

Book Review: How to Be a Person in the World Book Review: How to Be a Person in the WorldUnder the name “Ask Polly,” Heather Havrilesky writes a popular advice column for The Cut at New York Magazine. How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life is a collection of some of the most beloved ...

Book Review: The Forgotten Art of Love Book Review: The Forgotten Art of LoveIn 1956, The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm became an international bestseller as the first real guide to understanding love. Decades later, the book became out-of-step with contemporary thinking and fell into obscurity. Even so, Armin Zadeh, a cardiologist and professor at John Hopkins ...

Book Review: The Science of Couples & Family Therapy Book Review: The Science of Couples & Family TherapyWhile there are many theories about what makes for a lasting marriage, for the most part they are simply conjecture – what might have worked for one specific couple at one point in time. John and Julie Gottman, however, have made a science of studying ...

Book Review: Daughter Detox Book Review: Daughter DetoxA central tenet of object relations theory is that the first object internalized is that of the mother. As an object, the mother is expected to be good, loving, and safe. Through a pattern of caring behavior, attendance to the child’s needs, and emotional connection, ...

Book Review: The Empowered Mama Book Review: The Empowered Mama“It seems to me that a happy life would be a pretty good legacy to leave your children,” writes Lisa Druxman in her new book, The Empowered Mama: How to Reclaim Your Time and Yourself While Raising a Happy, Healthy Family. Druxman helps moms determine ...

Book Review: You're the Only One I Can Tell Book Review: You're the Only One I Can TellWhen women bring up a problem they are having, men tend to jump in with ideas about how to solve it, whereas other women are more likely to commiserate. Different approaches to “troubles talk” account for some of the most common frustrations and misunderstandings in ...

Book Review: How To Be Single & Happy Book Review: How To Be Single & Happy“Why are you still single?” For many single women, this is a question that implies not only that they should they be coupled up, but that if they are not, there is something wrong with them. In overanalyzing their past relationships, many women experience feelings of guilt, ...

Book Review: No More Narcissists Book Review: No More Narcissists“The problem is that narcissistic men can initially seem so appealing that it can be hard for those involved with them to break away,” writes Candace Love in her new book, No More Narcissists: How to Stop Choosing Self-Absorbed Men and Find the Love You ...

Book Review: What's Mom Still Got To Do With It? Book Review: What's Mom Still Got To Do With It?“We don’t dispute the depth of our mother’s influence in our everyday lives, but when it comes to the workplace we draw an invisible line that we think keeps Mom out,” Ilana Tolpin Levitt writes, That’s one of the main points Levitt makes at the start ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Women’s Issues Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/womens-issues-book-reviews/
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Last updated: 23 Jun 2019
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