Celebrity Picks: Dr. Ruth's Favorite Reads of 2015

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Dr-RuthYou think you know a person. For decades now, Dr. Ruth has frank-talked her way into the role of our most renowned sex therapist, dispensing candid advice through radio, TV, and 37 books. But did you know that she was a sniper in Israel's War of Independence? Her latest book, The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre, chronicles her remarkable journey--while still managing to offer sage advice to readers on embracing a positive attitude. 

See Dr. Ruth's favorite reads of the year below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer's Favorite Reads of 2015

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What Kind of Citizen? By Joel Westheimer
Here is the reason for educating our next generation toward citizenship. In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, we have to teach our children the skills to make a strong democracy because they are going to lead the world.
 

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The Kama-Sutra: Erotic Figures in Indian Art by David MacRae
I loved this book because of the illustrations. In my area of competence, I can use illustrations to explain different positions. For centuries, the Kama-Sutra has been a wise sex therapist. [out of print, but available from third-party sellers]
 

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The Prime Ministers by Yahuda Avner
I loved this book because part of it is my history and the book reminds me of my whole life in Israel. It is a big volume, but a balanced take on Israeli prime ministers.
 

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Sigmund Freud and Art by Lynn Gamwell, Freud Museum
I loved this book because I have some copies of some of Freud’s pieces on my desk and I think of Freud every time I look at them. I say Freud was sexually illiterate and should have taken a course with me. He said that if a women can’t reach sexual satisfaction in intercourse then she is an ‘immature woman.’ We know better than that now. [out of print, but available from third-party sellers]
 

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