Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate portrait of my grandmother by Kate Hennessy 384 pp 2017 The life and work of Dorothy Day—the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic whom Pope Francis calls a “great American”—told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter. Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. a frank, reflective, nuanced portrait of an American
Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than you think by Ken Buck 256 pp 2017 Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. 'It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies.' How Congress puts political expediency before principle
Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation by Joseph Bobrow 288 pp 2010 Insight, attentiveness, and transformative experience are central in both Buddhism and psychotherapy. An “intimate dialogue” that examines the interplay of emotional and spiritual development through the lens of Zen Buddhism and psychotherapy. Artfully illuminates the intrinsic connections between the two practices, and demonstrates how these traditions can be complementary in helping to live a truly fulfilled life.
Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill by DJ Jaffe 363 pp 2017 This well-researched, critical, incisive examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending $147 billion annually--140,000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 390,000 are incarcerated, and even educated, tenacious, and caring people can't get treatment for their loved ones.
The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus by Dorothy Day and Carolyn Kurtz 149 pp 2017 A window into the fundamental beliefs that undergirded Day’s life of faith. Dorothy Day offers hard-earned wisdom and practical advice gained through decades of seeking to know Jesus and to follow his example and teachings in her own life. Unlike larger collections and biographies, which cover her radical views, exceptional deeds, and life story, this focuses on a more personal dimension of her life
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers 384 pp 2017 A searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle and fail.
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign 480 pp 2017 How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself. The key decisions and unseized opportunities, well-intentioned misfires and hidden thorns that turned it into a fiasco.