Fresh Ink

July 1st, 2014


Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness by Joel Gold ’91 and Ian Gold (Free Press).
In 2003 Joel Gold, a chief attending psychiatrist at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, began noticing a steady trickle of patients who believed that they were being filmed, as in The Truman Show, and that everyone around them was acting out a script. Gold wondered to what extent culture influences mental illness. Written with his brother Ian, a McGill psychiatry and philosophy professor, this readable book suggests delusions can’t be explained through neurobiology alone and are also textured by the world we inhabit.

For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All, edited by Lee Gutkind and Andrew Blauner ’86 (Skyhorse).
You won’t find any big-game sagas in this supple collection of twenty-three baseball essays, but you will find plenty of intriguing backstories. In addition to essays by Gay Talese, Roger Angell, and Kevin Baker, highlights include George Plimpton’s meditation on aging, Caitlin Horrock’s encounter with Finland’s version of the game, and Frank Deford’s ode to the baseball cap.
Frontcountry by Lucas Foglia ’05 (Nazraeli).
From 2006 to 2013 Foglia traveled Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, and New Mexico, photographing their vast landscapes and the people who inhabit them as much of the region makes a slow shift from ranching to mining. Landscape is nearly always the main character in these sixty-one photos, with horizon lines and huge pale skies that make the people before them look at once resolute and vulnerable. The vistas and portraits resonate long after you’ve looked away. 



Phoning Home: Essays by Jacob M. Appel ’96, ’96 AM (University of South Carolina Press).

Massachusetts Civil Trial Practice by Raymond P. Ausrotas ’91 (LexisNexis).

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators by Susan Behrens ’84 AM, ’89 PhD (Multilingual Matters).

A Rider’s Reader: Exploring Horse Sense, Science & Sentiment by Maddy Butcher Gray ’88 (Wasteland Press).

Models for Quantifying Risk, 6th Edition by Stephen Camilli ’95, Ian Duncan, and Richard L. London (ACTEX Publications).

Paul Zoll MD; The Pioneer Whose Discoveries Prevent Sudden Death by Stafford I. Cohen ’56 (Free People Publishing).

Learning in the Plural: Essays on the Humanities and Public Life by David D. Cooper ’77 PhD (Michigan State University Press).

Revisiting Armageddon: Asteroids in the Gulf of Mexico by Raymond A. Covill ’53 (Brighton Publishing).

Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness
by Joel Gold ’91 and Ian Gold (Free Press).

What’s Your Baby’s Poo Telling You? by Josh Richman ’97 and Anish Sheth ’98, ’01 MD (Avery Trade).

Brown University: The Campus Guide by Raymond P. Rhinehart ’62 (Princeton Architectural Press).

Brooklyn Local: Essays on Growing Up Jewish in the 1930s and ‘40s by Mordecai K. Rosenfeld ’51 (Poetica Publishing Company).

Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens ’03 (Lake Union Publishing).

The Dad Difference by Claire Thurston ’76 (Claire Thurston).

Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age
by Alex Wright ’88 (Oxford University Press).


Abroad: A Novel by Katie Crouch ’95 (Sarah Crichton Books).

Waitin’ For The Train To Come In: A Novel of World War II
by David Garnes ’63 (CreateSpace).

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
by Susan Jane Gilman ’86 (Grand Central Publishing).

The Scrolls of Nef by Gary Glickman ’81 (Hand to Hand Press).

Unaccompanied Minors
by Alden Jones ’94 (New American Press).

The End of the World
by Sushma Joshi ’97 (Sansar Media and Publications).

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
by Courtney Maum ’01.  (Touchstone).

The Appetites of Girls
by Pamela Moses ’92 (Amy Einhorn Books).

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Related Issue
July/August 2014