Tag: Medical

Dr. Jenny Brockis – Future Brain | Review

Title: Future Brain

Author: Dr. Jenny Brockis

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 244

Rating: 3.5/5


Dr. Jenny Brockis - Future Brain

Dr. Jenny Brockis – Future Brain


I picked up this book because I’ve been asked to read and review it for a client, but I was pleasantly surprised by its contents, even if it did drag for a little while. I think part of the problem is that Brockis separates the book into twelve key areas and gives each of those areas a chapter, when sometimes there just isn’t enough content to fill them up.

Still, if you want to learn more about how to be your best, especially with the backing of a medical practitioner and a number of authoritative studies, this book is a pretty good one for you to check out. I was actually quite impressed by how thorough the medical side of the research was, to the point at which I even gave it the time of day when it talked about stuff like meditation and mindfulness even though I’ve historically been a skeptic. Perhaps part of that is because of a friend of mine is a bit of a hippie and she’s been starting to show me how it can all help out in practice.

If you only read one or two business books per year then don’t bother with this one, but it’s certainly worth picking up if you just can’t get enough and you’re constantly looking for an extra edge. So there’s that.


Dr. Jenny Brockis

Dr. Jenny Brockis


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Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Review

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 232

Rating: 5*/5


Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower


I can’t believe it took me so long to get to this! I’ve heard great things about both the book and the movie, and when I finally picked it up it pretty much blew my mind, especially as it neared the end. The funny thing is that I was worried that its epistolary format might start to feel a little gimmicky, but it actually has a real purpose and even plays into the plot.

The narrator of the novel, Charlie, is a fascinating character, and I enjoyed getting the chance to see inside his head even if it was sometimes a confusing place to be. It’s also interesting because it’s not clear whether any specific medical condition is taking place or whether Charlie is just…well, different. I could relate to him quite a lot, especially when he struggled in social situations. People are hard and I’m pretty sure I’ll never understand them.

My copy of Perks has some blurb on it which compares it to The¬†Catcher in the Rye, but I’m pretty sure I prefer Perks and I’m still not convinced that the two have a huge amount in common. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that the American setting didn’t feel alien..


Stephen Chboski

Stephen Chboski


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