THE FEARLESS SHOPPER
How to Get the Best Deals on the Planet
By Kathy Borrus ’72
278 pp. Travelers’ Tales. $14.95
Using her experience as a professional buyer, Borrus teaches all of us how to be smart shoppers. She offers general tips on shopping, whether at the local department store, online, or at an open-air market, and teaches readers how to avoid rip-offs and negotiate like a professional. The Fearless Shopper includes a regional buyer’s guide to more than 100 countries.
PROTECT YOUR PARENTS AND THEIR FINANCIAL HEALTH...
Talk With Them Before It’s Too Late
By Susan Caves Richards ’65
248 pp. Dearborn Financial Publishing. $18.95
In this book, the author discusses the sensitive topic of parents’ finances, and how to initiate conversation with parents, whether they have few assets or large estates. Richards details the questions to ask and the information to collect to maintain parents’ financial health.
WHY CAN'T I STOP EATING
By Debbie Danowski ’89
and Dr. Pedro Lazaro
350 pp. Hazelden Publishing. $15
Danowski explains the phenomenon of food addiction, including why it happens and how to stop it. With Lazaro’s assistance, she explains how to overcome food addiction and live a complete life.
A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT|
By Ronald F. Brecke G’83
160 pp. Lexington Books. $45
Brecke describes the changes in American government and politics that illustrate a departure from the republican principles of the Constitution. He critically examines each institution in terms of its relationship to an effective republican government and brings readers face-to-face with their responsibilities as citizens.
Plants That Heal
By Joel L. Swerdlow ’68
400 pp. National Geographic Society. $35
Nature’s Medicinefocuses on scientific inquiry and cultural history to describe the art of healing as it evolved from folk remedies to modern science. Swerdlow discusses the continuing quest to discover new medicines and unravel the complex interactions between plant biochemistry and the human body. A detailed and informative plant catalog is included.
JEWISH MOTHERS TELL
Acts of Love and Courage
Edited by Rachel Josefowitz Siegel G’73, et al.
307 pp. The Haworth Press. $24.95
This book features personal essays written by contemporary Jewish mothers from around the globe. The stories explore the mothers’ history, tradition, spirituality, varied experiences, and memories.
A Journey Across the New Russia
By Jeffrey Tayler ’83
301 pp. Ruminator Books. $16
Acting on his love for Russian culture, the author ventures off on a personal journey across the entire landmass of Russia, traveling from Siberia to the Polish-Ukrainian border. He survives arctic cold, radiation exposure, and violent encounters to reveal the struggle faced by many in the post-Communist Soviet states.
IT’S OUR TURN TO PLAY
By Cathy Raphael ’70
85 pp. It’s Our Turn to Play Publications. $14.95
Raphael teaches adults how to have fun and recapture the joy of childhood. The illustrated guide shows how to create an adult “playshop” with non-competitive games, storytelling, props, and improvisational theater techniques.
By Warren K. Wake ’79
312 pp. John Wiley & Sons. $49.95
A resource on form and design, this book explores the way things work and how things fit together. Wake attempts to fuel readers’ creativity to help them design products or inventions and better understand both the natural world and the world of designed products.