Posts Categorized: Psychology

Jul 29
Review: Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Review: Gated by Amy Christine Parker

I’ve always been fascinated by cults, primarily because I can’t understand what could possibly drive someone to seek some kind of purpose within such a group.  I suppose there are as many reasons to join a cult as there are cult members in the world.  In Gated, a family is drawn into a cult led by a named Pioneer shortly after they suffer the disappearance of one of their daughters.  Pioneer preys on their grief and terror, gaining their trust… Read more »


Jun 03
Review : Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Review : Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

I picked up “Tiny Beautiful Things” after having recently read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Even though I’ve read advice columns throughout my life, beginning with Ann Landers and Dear Abby as a kid, I was not sure how a book of collected advice queries and replies could be very interesting or compelling, but I loved Strayed’s writing in Wild, so I gave this a shot. She writes to a woman who… Read more »