Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads
1776 by David McCullough A superb, fast-paced history of a key year in the Revolutionary War; Pulitzer winner McCullough distills the human drama and makes palpable the gritty realities of battle.
AGAINST DEPRESSION by Peter D. Kramer A psychiatrist and author of Listening to Prozac, Kramer presents a powerful argument against romanticizing (and thus tolerating) depression as "artistic" or "soulful" rather than treating it as a disease.
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? by Benilde Little The bestselling author of snappy novels with African-American heroines (Good Hair) writes another diverting story about race, identity and family ties.