[Book Review] Widow Basquiat: A Love Story, by Jennifer Clement

I'd seen Basquiat's name in my art history books. I didn't learn how to pronounce it. His work never spoke to me, then. I was looking for something more ephemeral, something more fitting to my adolescent pretentiousness. I forgot about him, somewhere in the next chapter. I chose to read Widow Basquiat: A Love Story, … Continue reading [Book Review] Widow Basquiat: A Love Story, by Jennifer Clement

[Book Review] Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, by Paul Bloom

OVERALL: Paul Bloom is a developmental psychologist, but in his exploration of human morality, Just Babies, he promises to include a broader disciplinary scope. True to his word, the text makes references to Herodotus as smoothly as Louis C.K., without straying from the point. Bloom's thesis is clear: that morality is something all people have naturally, in varying … Continue reading [Book Review] Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, by Paul Bloom

Driven to Distraction – a book review about ADD and me

I started reading this book because my little Bear has ADHD, and I'm struggling to help him.The book is Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey. It's mostly by Edward Hallowell, but includes the ideas of Hallowell's mentor, John Ratey. Not that it … Continue reading Driven to Distraction – a book review about ADD and me