Dr. Norden provides a reasonable and balanced look at the pros and cons of antidepressant medicine, and suggests further adaptations that can help depressed people. Norden outlines light therapy, diet (cholesterol is not as bad as you think!), and exercise, among others. A good starting resource for further study, but a bit dated at this point (doesn't include more recent medications such as Lexapro, for example).
Superlative review of the effects of the environment on societal failure or success. Non-partisan and sensitive to business as well as ecological concerns, Diamond examines the collapse of several ancient and modern societies and counsels our careful attention to the future. A must-read for any intelligent person concerned about our children's future world.
A collection of brilliant post-punk author Sterling's short stories. The book is divided into three sections: the shaper/mechanist stories, science fiction, and fantasy stories. Mind-bending takes on what could have been and what might be.
i love this book -- i almost can't bring myself to get rid of it. my inept summary: Carrie is already thinking of breaking up with her high school sweetheart (soon after college graduation) when there is an accident and he is seriously injured -- now what?