Review: Dog Eared

      Synopsis: During a yearlong office-cleaning project the author reflects on his life as a writer and as a reader, addressing several themes: the place of physical books in an ever-increasing digital age, the impact of social media on publishing’s rapidly-changing landscape, the skill set an author needs to survive in today’s publishing... Continue Reading →

Review: Theme and Variations (Musical Notes by a Neurologist)

          Synopsis: Part neuroscience, part memoir, Theme and Variations: Musical Notes by a Neurologist, explores why humans—unique among the world’s species--play and listen to music, suggesting that it is fundamental to human existence, culture, and well-being. Drawing upon his experiences as a scientist and flutist to examine the importance of music... Continue Reading →

Review: Gather & Make

          Synopsis: Gather & Make is an award winning, newly published, one-of-a-kind book. The book provides step-by-step instructions for activities that encourage lively engagement with plants. Three easy-to-create, affordable activities are featured for every month of the year. Each activity in Gather & Make is carefully selected to harmonize with the... Continue Reading →

Book Giveaway: The Girl From Spaceship Earth by Patricia Ravasio

Synopsis: The true story of a life intertwined with the utopian ideas of an American genius. A mind-blowing two-day interview with iconic futurist Buckminster Fuller in 1982 Chicago leads an overeager advertising copywriter to promise she’ll share his urgent messages with the world. She has no idea what she is getting herself into, scarcely understanding... Continue Reading →

Review: The Girl From Spaceship Earth by Patricia Ravasio

          Synopsis: The true story of a life intertwined with the utopian ideas of an American genius. A mind-blowing two-day interview with iconic futurist Buckminster Fuller in 1982 Chicago leads an overeager advertising copywriter to promise she’ll share his urgent messages with the world. She has no idea what she is... Continue Reading →

Review: Freshman Year of Life

          Synopsis: 38 essays from top millennial writers on how they survived their first years out of college—a book conceived and promoted by a groundbreaking crowdsourcing startup. Freshman Year of Life tells the truth about life after college graduation. But this isn’t your standard step-by-step guide to landing that interview or... Continue Reading →

Extra Attention: New Releases for Early August

Extra Attention Author of Factory Man and Truevine Beth Macy investigates the opioid crisis in Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Little, Brown and Company, 8/7). The late Hans Rosling, along with co-authors Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, gives ten reasons why we are wrong about the world around us in Factfulness (Flatiron, 8/3)*. Bill Gates recommends it... Continue Reading →

On Our Radar: Late July Releases

 On Our Radar:   Extra Attention  Former longtime NYT chief book critic Michiko Kakutani publishes her first book of nonfiction, The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump (Tim Duggan Books, 7/17). Ecco associate publisher Miriam Parker debuts her novel, The Shortest Way Home (Dutton, 7/31). And Jules Feiffer’s The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel (Liveright, 7/31)... Continue Reading →

Review: 101 ?s You Need to Ask in Your Twenties by Paul Angone

            Synopsis: Adulting got you down? Whether you just polished off your college graduation cake, are in your twenties or thirties struggling through a quarter-life crisis, you're simply trying to figure out how to become all grown up, or you're a parent looking for that perfect college graduation gift or Christmas... Continue Reading →

Review: Evokations by Hawkins

            Synopsis: EVOKATIONS is a spiritual awakening, a term I've coined to implement the meditative healing of America's very soul. The thoughts and emotions conjured EVOKE figurative pillars of esoteric collaboration where semantics, style, and purpose adjoin feelings within the principal scope one calls the promise of TODAY. Therefore, one... Continue Reading →

On Our Radar: New Reads to Add to Your TBR Pile

Extra Attention Veteran YA novelist Judy Blundell publishes her first novel for adults, The High Season (Random House, 5/22). Michael Chabon's new essay collection, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces (Harper, 5/15), has a decidedly parental focus. And Jessica Knoll follows up her smash hit thriller Luckiest Girl Alive with The Favorite Sister (Simon & Schuster, 5/15),... Continue Reading →

Review: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by Rachel E. Spector

            Synopsis: For courses in Community/Public Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, and CEUs. Promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds The ninth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Wellness examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health... Continue Reading →

Review: The Art & Craft of PR by Sandra Stahl

              Synopsis: This book is built around the idea that PR as a communications discipline has no boundaries. It is the PR professional's manual for creating that specific type of mindset and building the necessary skills to meet today's communications challenges, which include mastery of the fundamentals, cultivating unbridled... Continue Reading →

Review: Entwined Hearts-The Sunset of Alzheimer’s Disease and More of Life’s Realities

                Synopsis: As author JJ Janice reflects on her surprise connection with a mother-daughter duo, she finds herself, an outsider, overwhelmed by mysteries regarding the short time it took for her to become a new member in this tight-knit family with a complicated past. How did she get... Continue Reading →

Review: Trees, Rocks, and Beyond (Crater Lake Eruption 1615-1665)

Synopsis: Crater Lake’s unique beauty is one of Oregon’s greatest natural landmarks. But when did Mount Mazama erupt? Was it 7,700 years ago? Or more recently--maybe 350–400 years ago? In this volume, Ralph E. Anderson explores this question and comes to a conclusion that may surprise the reader. What do the surrounding standing snags buried... Continue Reading →

Review: A Summary of What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton 

Synopsis: This hard-hitting, in-depth book looks at the real campaign missteps and gaffes that lead to the greatest upset of all time. Widespread terror and panic strangled the country for months, but now we know why. Many blame it on Russia, wikileaks, Bill, etc, but the truth lies within. This page-turner reveals the side of... Continue Reading →

Review: Professor Ladybug Teaches ABCs

Synopsis:  Welcome to the wonderful world of Professor Ladybug! In this colorful, illustrated book, familiar objects and animals progressively introduce the 26 letters of the alphabet. This book is designed primarily for early learners (pre-K).  Rating: 5-stars Review: The world of Professor Ladybug is amazing! The colors, entertainment, and charming pages are fun to explore.... Continue Reading →

Review: Jobs for Robots 

Synopsis:  Robots are everywhere right now, but what will they mean for us? Automation, robotics, and future technology present tremendous opportunities -- but also significant threats.The way forward is fraught with challenges, and we must bridge critical gaps between the present and the future to fully reap the benefits of tomorrow. Jobs for Robots puts... Continue Reading →

Review: CSCS Exam Rapid Review Flash Card Book

Synopsis: Ascencia Test Prep's CSCS Study Guide 2017-2018: Test Prep Book and Practice Test Questions for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam is a flash card book offering test-takers a full review of the subject matter covered on the CSCS exam. Ascencia’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist flash cards cover: EXERCISE SCIENCE NUTRITION EXERCISE... Continue Reading →

Review: Trivium AFOQT Practice Test Book

Synopsis: Trivium Test Prep’s AFOQT Practice Test Book: AFOQT Prep Book with Over 500 Practice Questions for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test is a comprehensive practice question book offering 500 AFOQT practice questions on the subject matter covered on the PTCB exam. Rating: 5-stars Review:  Trivium Test Prep’s AFOQT Practice Test Book: AFOQT Prep... Continue Reading →

Author Interview with Both Judith Ravin and Muhammad Hassan Miraj 

  Review links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RXF42ESN6QBLS?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl Blog: http://wp.me/p4n3Np-6fO Twitter: https://twitter.com/urbanliterary/status/890720375327404032 ULM: What led you both into doing this book together? Ravin: The first time I met Hassan it was obvious he possessed a writer’s craft. He spoke in parables and was always attentive to the possibilities for extrapolation of the tales spinning in his head. Although... Continue Reading →

Review: Beyond Our Degrees of Separation 

Synopsis: A narrative weave of testimonial non-fiction by Judith Ravin and Muhammad Hassan Miraj, Beyond Our Degrees of Separation evokes points of intersection between the United States and Pakistan. Hailing from oxymoronic bureaucracies, the co-authors transcend their respective realms of diplomacy and the military to reaffirm commonalities beyond differences. The alternating narratives trace their real-life... Continue Reading →

Review: The Evolving Peacemaker

Synopsis: What does our future hold? Is it possible for humanity to exist indefinitely in a world overrun with wars, intolerance, and terrorism? Will our civilization that is steeped in centuries of violence eventually learn how to interact with one another in respectful and compassionate ways?  The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence seeks to... Continue Reading →

Review: Innovation Revolution 

Synopsis: You are an innovative leader tangled in corporate red tape, facing intense pressure for growth amidst accelerating uncertainty. Put down your white flag with this "what to expect” guide for leading in the 21st century. It delivers proven billion-dollar startup secrets reengineered for the enterprise to break up business log jams, stop internal dysfunction... Continue Reading →

Urban Lit Magazine Issue 

The 2017 June Issue above has just been released.  76-pages of content. Featuring both bestselling and indie authors.  A variety of genres and fun articles.  Interested in reviewing a free copy, please, email: urbanlitmagazine@gmail.com & use review copy in the subject line. All reviews must be posted within 2-weeks. Reviewers will be asked to send... Continue Reading →

Review: My Soul Looks Black 

Synopsis: In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way... Continue Reading →

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