OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Meeting the English / Kate Clanchy

Come for the charming British slang; stay for the flawed yet likeable characters and their dysfunctional family antics.  The drama is centered around Phillip Prys, a revered playwright recently incapacitated by a stroke.  His family – one ex-wife, one current wife, and two teenaged children – hire a young Scottish man to help care for […]

 

When the air hits your brain : tales from neurology / Frank Vertosick

According to the author, his unusual title is taken from the first rule of neurosurgery: “You ain’t ever the same when the air hits your brain.”  Vertosick, a wannabe cardiologist, reluctantly stumbled into a neurosurgical residency decades ago and became a prominent neurosurgeon, but this is not some boring, “Aren’t I great?” memoir. During his grueling surgical […]

 

BETWEEN BREATHS : A MEMOIR OF PANIC AND ADDICTION / Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth goes from being a news reporter to a news story herself, battling the insidious and unrelenting battle with alcoholism.  This is a disease that spans all demographic variables, income levels, educational levels and celebrity status.  A major step in recovery is realizing you can’t do it all alone. Support from family, work colleagues and fellow […]