| Jun 20, 2010
Memoirs of a Shopping Addict
Little, Brown: 272 pp., $23.99
Madame Bovary had only herself to blame. Today, shopaholics can point to a dizzying array of cultural and commercial predators. Avis Cardella starts with her mother's...
| Mar 20, 2011
Scholastic: 320 pp., $17.99, ages 13 and up
We All Fall Down
Little, Brown: 348 pp., $17.99, ages 15 and up
We live in a society filled with temptation, where drugs and alcohol are illegal...
| Jan 16, 2011
We Have Met the Enemy
Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Penguin Press: 304 pp., $26.95
Daniel Akst borrowed his new book's title from "Pogo" creator Walt Kelly, whose "We have met the enemy and he is us" became a slogan marking the first...
| Aug 3, 2011
Jason Davis, a 25-year-old heroin addict and grandson of oil billionaire Marvin Davis, was the most shameless cast member on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" last season, a distinction akin to being the nerdiest person at a "Star Trek" convention —...
| Aug 7, 2011
Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99
Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback." Remember all that stuff Proust...
| Jul 24, 2011
Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback" (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99). Remember all that stuff Proust wrote about memories returning to...
| Feb 18, 2012
In the hours immediately following the announcement of Whitney Houston's death, social media exploded in a frenzy of testimonials, declarations of undying love and boundless grief, and — predictably — a small but steadfast stream of crude,...
| Sep 17, 2009
In the second mass slaying at a Mexican rehab clinic in less than two weeks, gunmen burst into the Life Annex addiction treatment center in the volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez and killed at least 10 people -- patients and therapists alike.
| Sep 4, 2009
The deed was stomach-turning: Hooded gunmen burst into a Ciudad Juarez drug treatment center, gathered together those inside and lined them up before opening fire with semiautomatic weapons. When the shooting was over, 18 people were dead.
| May 18, 2008
FENG SHUI was co-opted by the West at the same time that disco started to take hold, and some 35 years later, it's still rattling wind chimes. Now this quasi-mystical home improvement formula is getting a look from the world of rehab, where its unique...
| Feb 8, 2009
Ilisa Tanner unlocks the door of a back room in a West Hollywood day spa. A whiff of mothballs wafts out of the small space, which has a folded massage table leaning against one wall and a few "Zen" decorations scattered about. Most of the room, however,...