Book Reviews: Non-Fiction

  • Book Review: Death and the Art of Memoir

    Book Review: Death and the Art of Memoir

    by Alan F. Zundel Writing a memoir means confronting who you really are. A memoir is a protest against the silence of death. The first assertion is that of Mary Karr, the author of “The Art of Memoir” (2015). Karr […]

     
  • Book Review: American Insecurity (2015)

    Book Review: American Insecurity (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel It may be a jarring question to ask as Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Presidency soars to new heights, but why haven’t people been more politically active on issues of economic insecurity? After all, the public’s […]

     
  • Book Review: American Mojo: Lost and Found (2015)

    Book Review: American Mojo: Lost and Found (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel Why is the U.S. middle class in economic decline and what can be done about it? These questions are given the attention they demand by Peter D. Kiernan in “American Mojo: Lost and Found,” but unfortunately […]

     
  • Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything (4/8/14)
By Barbara Ehrenreich

    Book Review: Living with a Wild God (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Living with a Wild God” is a tour de force by an exceptional writer tackling an exceptionally difficult topic. Subtitled “A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything,” it is part memoir, part scientific-philosophical exploration, and […]

     
  • Book Review: The War of Art (2002)

    Book Review: The War of Art (2002)

    by Alan F. Zundel Need inspiration for your creative self? “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” is a nice succinct guide and pep talk for the path. Many thanks to Steven Pressfield […]

     
  • Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel Why aren’t the majority of U.S. citizens rising up against their gradual (or not so gradual) impoverishment under the current economic system? That’s the question Steve Fraser sets out to answer in his book from earlier […]

     
  • Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Despite its unenticing title, I emphatically recommend this book. It is easily the most important book I’ve read this year, as it gave me a better comprehension of the wrenching changes our world is going through […]

     
  • Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Democracy More or Less: America’s Political Reform Quandary” has important things to say about reforming the U.S. political system, but I fear its message won’t reach many people. It’s written in academese, a language similar to […]

     
  • Book Review: Love Always Wins (2012)

    Book Review: Love Always Wins (2012)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Love Always Wins” provides, as its subtitle claims, “Hope for Healing the Epidemic of Violence.” Part frank memoir, part testimony to the ever-present potential for healing, and part visionary call to non-arms for a better future, […]

     
  • Book Review: Snowden (2015)

    Book Review: Snowden (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel If you are looking for a brief and easy-to-read intro to the controversies surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden, Ted Rall’s “Snowden” is an excellent choice. Sort of a Cliff’s Notes version with cartoon illustrations. Rall is a […]