Book reviews

Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom


Most of us think that our consumer decisions; the deodorant we use, the shoes we wear, the car we drive, are based on logic and reason.  Martin Lindstrom, a highly successful consumer product marketing consultant, disagrees. 

New In the Stacks: KC Restaurant Week Edition

Blood, Bones, & Butter

January 20-29 is Restaurant Week in Kansas City, a time when area foodies line up to taste off-menu offerings at dozens of local eateries. We’ve rounded up recent culinary memoirs that have arrived at a Kansas City Public Library near you.

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick

World events can trigger curiosity on a particular subject. With the recent death of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, a well-written book on the country is timely.

Classic Review: The Odyssey by Homer

Odyssey by Homer

For all of human existence, at least since humans gained language, stories have been a part of our world and they affect our perception of the world around us. In many ways, the Odyssey is Homer’s portfolio, a defense and a demonstration of the art of telling stories.

Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy

Comfort Food Fix book cover

The holidays are over, and you’ve just made a serious New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. You don’t really want to sacrifice flavor or give up all of your high-calorie favorites, so what’s the answer? Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy by Ellie Krieger.

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