Book Review: “Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers” by Sara Zeff Geber

Reviewed by Bev Scott Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: Gerontologist Harry “Rick” Moody introduces this book. He reminds us all that we are all “solo agers” if we live long enough. Further, he notes that “Successful Solo Agers have learned how to age alone and they have lessons we all need to learn.” Sara Zeff […]

Book Review: “Prairie Fires – The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Caroline Fraser

Reviewed by Bev Scott Reading and preparing this review of Prairie Fires has been a long-term endeavor. Caroline Fraser has done a brilliant work describing the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the historical context of the time. She won both a Pulitzer and the National Book Critics Award. She begins the historical detail before Laura Ingalls was born in 1867 […]

Book Review: “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

Reviewed by Bev Scott The Book of Joy records a delightful conversation between two spiritual masters of our time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, facilitated by Douglas Abrams. This conversation celebrated their special birthdays. They offer this as a birthday gift to others with an invitation for more joy and more […]

Book Review: “No One Helped: Kitty Genovese, New York City and the Myth of Urban Apathy” By Marcia M. Gallo

Reviewed by Beverly Scott Author Marcia Gallo examines the Kitty Genovese case, with thorough and detailed research. Gallo examines the accounts of her tragic death beginning with the early reports the New York Times and other papers. Gallo then shines light on how the details of her attack and her lesbian relationship. But key to the case, […]