Category Archives: Book & Movie Reviews

Finish Strong – a Book Review

Book Review: Finish Strong: Putting Your Priorities First at Life’s End by Barbara Coombs Lee [...]


Retiring Without Children? Sara Zeff Geber Can Help

PowerSpeaking former trainer and board member, Sara Zeff Geber has just published a valuable book [...]

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Miscellanea / Recommendations

Fire in the Belly; Stories of Love and Passion – Huge Hit Video of the [...]

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Youtube: The Gunfighter. A Short Film by Eric Kissack Youtube: Chef Buck, and his partner, [...]


Sully Don’t miss this wonderful movie. Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood (director) do a fabulous [...]

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Science is Like an Anthill

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee is a captivating tale about the struggle to understand heredity. [...]


Horace and Pete Produced by Louis C.K., this is a fabulous 10-part TV show you [...]

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Movie and Book Recommendations

Books The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Fabulous book by a great historian. Traces in [...]

Story of a German War Baby

“Gitta” Carnochan commented, “I had always assumed that just surviving the war in Germany with [...]

Book Review: The Well-Versed Parent

The Well-Versed Parent by Jane E. Hunter, MD   Have a child in your life? [...]

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Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Book Review:  Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD   “Anyone [...]

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Why Fury is Better Than American Sniper

The last few years have produced some amazing war movies: Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, [...]


Book Review: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

If you are a “Baby Boomer,” you probably have parents who are dealing with end-of-life [...]


Movie Reviews: Two Clunkers; One Winner

Wild  I’m not clear why this made so many of the “year’s best” lists. A [...]

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Book Review: Possibilities

“My mother is still mad that I left the symphony. When I stopped playing classical [...]

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Suddenly, four REALLY good movies

The acting, directing, editing, etc. in all these movies is terrific, but what really matters, [...]

On the Road with Janis Joplin

by John Byrne Cooke   John Byrne Cooke was the road manager for Big Brother [...]

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by Gloria Steinem “The only alternative to being a feminist is being a masochist.” – [...]

Book Review: The Crash of 2016

The Crash of 2016  by Thom Hartman   Thom Hartman makes the case that from [...]


Begin Again

Begin Again is a mediocre movie.  The movie rides on just two ideas:    • [...]

Obvious Child

Obvious Child (the Anti-Juno and Anti-Knocked Up Indie Film) Do you know anyone who has [...]

Movie Review: Jersey Boys

I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan. Million Dollar Baby was the best film of [...]


Gloria(Chile w/ subtitles) Tired of seeing all the young, beautiful 20-somethings having all the fun [...]


What a delightful movie. If you’re a foodie, don’t miss this one. It is loaded [...]