Doctor, Heal Thyself: An Addiction Memoir With A Happy Ending

March 9, 2009 by
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March 9, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Evelyn Fischel, staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, recently read this compelling nonfiction account of alcoholism and a promising drug treatment “cure.” Here is her review: Olivier Ameisen is a notable French cardiologist who practiced medicine and taught at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. A talented pianist, Ameisen was urged by no less than Arthur Rubenstein to pursue music rather than medicine as his intended career. He was also the first and only student to pass the … Continue reading

This is "Book News and More" For Sure…Dog Reviews Book About A Cat!

February 19, 2009 by
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February 19, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Margaret Harvey, readers’ services staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, is a dog lover through and through, but she and her dog Skip were moved by the recent nonfiction book, Dewey. Skip is a “mixed breed” shelter dog, so he can relate to the miraculous rescue of the little kitten, Dewey, who became the live-in mascot for a small library in Iowa. With assistance from Margaret, Skip has provided a dog’s perspective on a book about a cat. Dewey: the … Continue reading

New in Nonfiction – A Staff Pick

February 5, 2009 by
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February 5, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Karen Vaias, reference librarian and readers’ services staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, recently read this new nonfiction book. Her review follows: When the New Year rolls around, our thoughts often turn to self improvement. Resolutions can include such topics as reducing one’s carbon footprint or one’s waistband. The new book, Food Matters: a guide to conscious eating with more than 75 recipes by Mark Bittman offers help on how to achieve each of these. In it, he addresses the … Continue reading

Lessons of Yore – A Staff Pick

December 31, 2008 by
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December 31, 2008 // Filed under Blog

Evelyn Fischel, readers’ services staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, has written the following comments about this recent memoir: In the Christmas rush to clean the house and hide extraneous stuff, I came upon more extraneous stuff I had hidden from an earlier time. Surprise! I forgot I even had some of these things, including this book which I had started to read last year about this time – before it got the bum’s rush into a closet. This sort … Continue reading

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