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It’s All in Your Head: A Review of a Book about the Brain


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Brain ReviewIt’s All in Your Head: Brain Storms, Gray Matter, and What Makes You You, by Keith Blanchard is a delightfully informative book about the way your brain works and how it helps make you uniquely, you.

Buy the Paperback.

I read this book in ebook format, which is usually what I prefer, but in this case, I would recommend buying a paperback copy of the book. It’s heavily formatted to accommodate interesting pictures, sidebar information, and graphics that help make the book extremely engaging.

The book was never dull.

From one topic to the next, I stayed interested and looked forward to learning even more about the way brains work. I thought I knew a lot about the brain, but I found plenty of new (to me) information on every page.  And all of it was encompassed by interesting stories and statistics.

One of the things that made this book so special was the author’s unique brand of humor. His personality comes through every page so that you laugh while you learn, rather than feel lectured by a professor.

A word of caution

Keep in mind Keith Blanchard is the editor in chief of Maxim magazine, and some of his humor borders on the racy side. Even though the cover looks like it could be in a comic strip, this isn’t a book for young children.

I would recommend this book to adults who love interesting facts and information that you can probably live without but feel enriched by, nonetheless.

I give this book 4 stars

“Thank You to Net Galley and Wicked Cow Studios for providing me with an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.”

About Heather EricksonThe Ericksons

I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace. My books are available at Amazon.com:

The Memory Maker’s Journal 

Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer

Facing Cancer as a Parent: Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer

I also blog about living with cancer at Facing Cancer with Grace.

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2 comments on “It’s All in Your Head: A Review of a Book about the Brain

Hi Liz. It really is. And for people who enjoy beautiful graphics, it’s a treat for the eyes.

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