Posts Tagged: book review

Book Review—Can I Come Home Now?

Book: Can I Come Home Now?  A True Story of Childhood Trauma Author:  Barbara Godin Can I Come Home Now? A True Story of Childhood Trauma, is Barbara Godin’s honest and heartbreaking tale of her early life.  Godin’s book, published this autumn, fills in the gaps left from her early memoir, Glimpses in Time, and… Read more »

The Nobel Laureate Life

Educating.  Inspiring.  Connecting.  That is what Nobel Life is about, a book that shares the stories of 24 Nobel Laureates through sit-down conversations.  The book was written by Stefano Sandrone, a neuroscientist recognized at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in physiology and medicine.  Although most people have heard of the Nobel Prize, they tend… Read more »

Glimpses of Barb Godin—A Book Review

Voice writer Barbara Godin recently published her second book.  Glimpses in Time:  A Collection of Memoirs and More, is a compilation of stories about Godin’s childhood, family, and relationships. In the style of North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person, and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Glimpses in Time traces Godin’s life as she… Read more »

The Study Dude—Get Noticed to Get into Graduate Studies

So, you’ve got ambitions beyond your AU degree?  Perhaps a master’s degree or a PhD?   But what if AU doesn’t offer the master’s or PhD program you desire?  Well, Paul Lloyd Hemphill, author of 25 Top Secrets Expensive College Consultants Reveal Only to Their Clients about College Admissions, has got you covered. According to the… Read more »

Review of The Vampire: A New History

Early in the eighteenth century, on the fringes of the Hapsburg domain, folklore about vampires came into contact with the Enlightenment and its rational outlook.  In effect, according to Nick Groom’s book, The Vampire: A New History, the vampire was “discovered” through medical examination and philosophical thought when imperial physicians and officials on the eastern… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Book Marketing

I got assigned a role to teach marketing at a community college.  Before this, I had never heard of the four P’s of marketing: product, place, price, and promotion.  However, I could’ve succeeded remarkably in the teaching role had the school used a certain textbook.  The textbook would’ve made learning simple and fun for the… Read more »

The Fit Student—Disease is Profitable

Two nights ago, I had a dream that I worked as a med student in a hospital.  In that dream, I walked with my supervisor outdoors across a sprawl of hospital towers.  I asked my supervisor what three unusually large towers housed.  She said they housed the people with chronic diseases.  The patients, she said,… Read more »

The Fit Student—Worry

At Christmas time we should worry about money, right?  Some insist I need to worry about money.  But I don’t.  Instead, I fret about body weight, health, and thugs.  All the Christmas cheer!  But we all tend to worry, don’t we? For one, do you worry about dying?  I worry my cell phone is killing… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Make’em Giggle

Do you want to stir smiles when you present your research?  Make an audience burst into giggles at a planned pause?  Have a happy crowd surround you after your speech, begging to know your speaking fees?  Of course you do! Everyone wants a warm audience.  But sometimes we face self-doubts: yes, the what ifs of… Read more »