Book Reviews


2017 Book Reviews

Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education. (2016). Book by Jerome T. Murphy. Review by Susan Taffe Reed. Ca...

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Best Practices In Engaging Online Learners Through Active And Experiential Learning Strategies (2017). Stephanie Smith Budhai & Ke’Anna Brow...

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8:  A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism. (2017). Naoki Higashida. Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mi...

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BkRev #1787. Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. (2015). Dan-el Padilla Peralta. Penguin Press, 3...

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#1806 New Directions for Higher Teaching and Learning: Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems, Gurung, ...

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#1804 The College Guide for Parents, Shields, Charles J., ISBN: 0-87447-316-0   Reviewer: Dr. Margaret Mbindyo De...

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#1728. The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understand. (2013). Lefever, Lee. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons Inc. 226...

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BkRev #1785. Brain on Fire. (2012). Susannah Cahalan. New York: Simon & Shuster Paperbacks, 266 pp. $16.00 (Paperback). ISBN #978-1-4516-2138-9. h...

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BkRev #1782: The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School. (2016). Ed Boland. New York City: Grand Central Publ...

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BkRev #1781. Choosing Civility: The Twenty Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. (2002). P.M. Forni. New York City. St. Martin’s Griffin. ISBN: 978...

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#1777 New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Hybrid Teaching and Learning, Linder, Kathryn E, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-1193-7643-9. &nbs...

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BkRev #1789. Choosing a Career in International Development. (2013). Donovan Russell. College Station, TX: Virturalbookworm.com Publishing Inc., 231 p...

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#1807 New Directions for Student Services: Using Data-Informed Decision Making to Improve Student Affairs Practice, Goodman, Kathleen M., Cole, Darnel...

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BkRev  #1784 The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades.(2011). Sufka, Kenneth J. Taylor, MS: Nautilus Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-1-936946-02-0, ...

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BkRev #1790. Humanity, Diversity, and the Liberal Arts:  The Foundation of a College Education. 2010. Cuseo, Joseph B., & Thompson, Aaron. Du...

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BkRev # 1647. Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. (2014). Alex Tizon. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 247 pp. Price $27.00. ISBN: 978-0...

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#1800. Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room. (2017). Rich...

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Reviewed by: Melissa Sweda Mike Ilitch School of Business Wayne State University melissasweda@wayne.edu In Toward a Scholarship of Practic...

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Book Rev #1771. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges. (2015). Amy Cuddy. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company, 344 pp. P...

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BkRev #1803. Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach. (2017). Nancy J. Evans, Ellen M. Broido, Kirsten R. Brown, & Autumn K. Wil...

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BKRev # 1805. New Directions in Higher Education: Learning Analytics in Higher Education. Zilvanskis, John & Borden, Victor. San Francisco: Jossey...

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#1801 New Directions for Higher Education: How Ideal Worker Norms Shape Work-Life for Different Constituent Groups in Higher Education, Wolf-Wend...

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#1802 Art Therapy with Students At Risk: Fostering Resilience and Growth Through Self-Expression (2017). Stella A. Stephany. Springfield, Illinois: Ch...

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BkRev # 1791. Daring the Doctorate. (2012). Ada Demb. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 167 pp., ISBN 978-1-61-48-694. Janis Albright ...

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Book Review #1775 New Directions for Higher Education: Intellectual Property, Faculty Rights, and the Public Good. Book by: Samantha Berstein-Si...

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BkRev #1753. The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up. (2015). Neyfakh, Leon. Brooklyn: Melville House Publishing, 170 pp...

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Book Review #1776. New Directions for Higher Education: Enacting Intersectionality in Student Affairs. (2017). Wijeyesinghe, Charmaine L. San Fra...

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#1797. New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Using the Decoding the Disciplines Framework for Learning Across the Disciplines. (2017). Janice Mill...

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Dancing in the Rain: Leading with Vitality, Mindfulness and Compassion in Education, Review by Susan Taffe Reed, Dartmouth College New Directions fo...

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Landin, J. M. (2016) Dr. Landin’s 89 essential tips for new college students (2nd ed.). Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platf...

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BkRev#1737. You Will Not Have My Hate. (2016). Antoine Leiris. New York: Penguin Press. $23.00. ISBN: 978-0-735-22211-3.   Wendy Anderson ...

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#1794 Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement 3rd Edition (2017) Gelb, Alan. New York: Ten Speed Pr...

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BkRev #1767. The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically. (2015). Peter Singer. New Haven: Yale Universi...

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Bk Rev# 1749. The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today. (2015). Bryan Doerries. New York: Vintage Books. 284 pp. ...

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BkRev 1750. Exit West: A Novel. (2017). Mohsin Hamid. New York: Riverhead Books, 240 pp. $26.00. ISBN: 978-0735212176.   Nicole Raymond ...

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BkRev # 1769. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. (2015). Carol Tavris and Elliot Aro...

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#1786 The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning. (2016). James Paul Gee. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 240 pp. $17.00 ...

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#1771. To Be A Machine, Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death. (2016). Mark O’Connel...

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Advancing social justice: Tools, pedagogies, and strategies to transform your campus. (2013). Tracy Davis and Laura M. Harrison. San Francisco: Jossey...

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#1742 Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and Vision for Change, Lewis, John, ISBN: 978-1-4013-2411-7, $24.00 Eella Kemper Office of Student Succes...

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Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation. (2012) Ben Wildavsky, Andrew P. Kelly, & Kevin Carey (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educa...

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BkRev #1772 The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism. (2016) Arun Sundararajan. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Pre...

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Melissa Gonzales University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Hillbilly Elegy is the journey o...

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Bk Review #1752 The image: A guide to pseudo-events in America. (2012). Boorstin, D. J. Vintage. pp. 261 $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-679-74180-0  ...

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#1793 Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, The Arbinger Institute, ISBN: 978-157675-977-6, $16.95  Janessa Boley, Chemical a...

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Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and Vision for Change, Review by Eella Yokum Kemper, Indiana University - Kokomo Advancing Social Justice: Tools, P...

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Review by: Deborah M. Decker Dixie State University  ddecker@dixie.edu. Designed for those who are involved with the development, implem...

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Grit Review by, Sara Spear University of South Florida saraspear@usf.edu Grit (2016), written by MacArthur Fellow and psychologist, Angela...

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