Sociological Ruminations

A blog about non-fiction books that address societal issues and problems

Category Archives: book review

The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge by John Bateson

Book Review: The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge (University of California Press, 2012) by John Bateson. I used to live in San Francisco, and I have photos and … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Screaming Through the Silence by Mary Ann Ricciardi

I just finished reading Screaming Through the Silence, a short book written by Mary Ann Ricciardi and published late last fall.  Several decades ago, when she was a brand new … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rape New York, a Memoir by Jana Leo

* A home located on a cul-de-sac with very few routes leading to a main road has fewer “get-aways” for a burglar and may therefore hold less appeal. * As … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment