writer Lisa Scottoline's latest book!
By Lisa Scottoline
wife, Anita, and I recently had the pleasure of
meeting and talking with Lisa Scottoline at the
local Barnes and Noble. We have read all of her
books to date and enjoyed them all. Lisa is a
delightful, beautiful young woman, full of ideas
and energy. She truly appreciates her readers and
is generous with her time, her "South Philly"
warmth and her hugs!
publisher's note about her latest book
Anne Murphy, the smart, gorgeous, red-headed rookie
at an all-female Philadelphia law firm, escapes the
city for the Fourth of July weekend to prepare for
a high-profile trial. The next day, newspaper
headlines scream "Lawyer Murdered," and Anne sees
her own photograph staring back at her.
dead to stay alive, she turns to her colleagues for
help. It will take all of Anne's boldness and
ingenuity -- plus a pair of red-satin hot pants --
to track down the killer before it's too
A Realistic Evaluation of Alternative Healing
Medicine Ratings Guide: A Expert Rates the Best
Treatments and for over 90
is trained in both conventional medicine and
several alternative methods, and from the outset he
says, "Alternative medicine is full of sloppy
thinking,nonsense, faddishness and commercialism.
You should be skeptical." But he also avers that
alternative medicine "can make a tremendous
contribution to the search for health and healing."
Some, he concludes, are relatively ineffective --
herbology, for instance. Bratman finds that "herbs
used according to raditional indications seem to
fail fairly frequently." But he notes that there
are exceptions, such as the use of goldenseal for
treating minor skin infections. Sections on finding
legitimate practitioners and recommendations of
alternative and conventional therapies, listed by
llness, are also included.
Sontag With Annette Lawrence Drew
Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine
book includes stories about operations of USS
Seawolf SSN-575. Unfortunately, or fortunately,
depending on your point of view, nothing as
exciting happened while I was Medical Officer of
You Always Wanted to
to Over 200 Questions
Commonly Asked by Women
You Always Wanted to Ask Your
by Scott Thornton, M.D.
and Kathleen Schramm, M.D.
we are both on the Holy Redeemer Hospital staff and
our offices were in the same Medical Office
Building in the past, I know Doctor Thornton
personally, think highly of him, and have referred
both patients and family to him for gynecologic
book is for any woman who has ever been too
embarrassed to ask her gynecologist a question
because it might seem trivial, or who has forgotten
to ask in the rush of being examined, or who has
emerged frustrated because she couldn't understand
the doctor's hurried explanation.
simple, direct language, a respected gynecologist,
writing with his wife, a psychiatrist, addresses
more than two hundred of the questions women most
commonly ask their doctors - or wish they could
ask: Why do I flood? What's the safest form of
birth control? Why don't I get an orgasm? What's
the best time in my cycle for conception? Why do I
keep getting yeast infections? Why do I have such
bad cramps? What can I do to prevent breast cancer?
What can I do about these hot flashes? Are Pap
chapters cover every aspect of gynecologic care,
from the menstrual cycle to contraception and
pregnancy through menopause. The doctors also tell
you all you need to know to cope with such problems
as PMS, complications of early pregnancy,
endometriosis, sexual dysfunction, yeast and
bladder infections, sexually transmitted diseases,
and cancer. The book also includes a chapter on the
Scott Thornton, M.D., has a private practice in
gynecology associated with Holy Redeemer Hospital
in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. He also teaches in
the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and
Reproductive Sciences at Temple University and
conducts health seminars for women.
Schramm. M.D., is a psychiatrist and cofounder of
Southampton Psychiatric Associates in the
the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's
newest submarine, plunged into the North Atlantic.
Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still
survived. While their loved ones waited in
unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate
would depend upon one man, U.S. Navy officer
Charles "Swede" Momsen; an extraordinary
combination of visionary, scientist, and man of
action. In this thrilling true narrative,
prize-winning author Peter Maas brings us in the
vivid detail a moment-by-moment account of the
disaster and the man at its center. Could he
actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Or
had all his pioneering work been in