Beacon Buzz: Healthy Beach Reads
July 31, 2012
The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness by Tim Caulfield
"Healthy Page Turners to Take to the Beach" by Abigail Zuger in the New York Times.
"Mr. Caulfield muses at amusing and instructive length on the exact definition of fitness — the bizarre, science-free equivalency the modern aesthetic has established between fitness and sexy abs — and the depressingly well-validated fact that the older you get, the more running it takes to stay in exactly the same place."
Executed on a Technicality: Lethal Injustice on America's Death Row by David Dow
Author piece advocating for stronger mental health services in light of shooting in Aurora; The Daily Beast
Listen and Watch:
A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa by John Donnelly
Author interview on NPR's Tell Me More with host Michel Martin.
Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia by Kate Whouley
C-SPAN2/Book TV aired the ALA Panel: “Best of the Best of the University Press” which featured Whouley as a panelist.
Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious by Chris Stedman, November.
“Smart. Funny. Heartening. Inspiring. Faitheist is the perfect book for those seeking a middle path between the firm, opposing certainties of religious fundamentalism and intolerant atheism.”—Reza Aslan, author of No God but God and Beyond Fundamentalism
Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it by Tanya Erzen, October.
"Tanya Erzen’s Fanpire provides a much-needed portrait of the girls and women who love Twilight. From how the series appeals to girl's and women's ideas of pleasure, power, and romance, to the ways in which the love of these books has forged communities and friendships among women, Erzen's window into these subjects is both sympathetic and critical. Fanpire is sure to fascinate and, at times, trouble, anyone interested in the lives of girls and women today."—Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America's College Campuses