Dr. Cathy Goodwin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (66 of 72)
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Birthday: Nov. 20
In My Own Words:
Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., is a published author, copywriter, consultant and speaker. She works with clients who want to strategize their careers or their online businesses.

Dogs, cats, murder mysteries, classical music, WNBA basketball, animal rescue, comedy.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 135,610 - Total Helpful Votes: 66 of 72
My Sister, My Self: Understanding the Sibling Rela&hellip by Vikki Stark
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
When I review a book, I usually have a copy right next to the computer, so I can refer to key passages and even quote a few lines. But this time I don't because I gave away my review copy right after I read it. I have a friend who's very close to her two sisters and I knew she'd enjoy reading this book. And I just ordered a gift copy to give a professional associate who's very close to her own sister.

That's the kind of book My Sister, My Self is: destined to keep circulating and (unless you're very careful) dog-eared and pencil-marked.

The theme of this book is, Your position as a sister will influence just about every area of your life - family, career, personality… Read more
Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater
Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater
As a doctoral student and researcher, I enjoyed reading widely in social psychology and applying theories to my own studies. So I hoped this book would shed light on some topics I used to deal with every day.
Unfortunately, OSB seems to belong to the genre of new journalism, a light sweep of the landscape rather than in-depth analysis. Slater reviewed a series of ten experiments, then followed up by interviewing anyone she could find who was connected to those experiments. She seems to seek an ordinary person's perspective, a way to make these experiments accessible to laypersons.
But anyone who's taught doctoral students can verify that making science accessible isn't easy or,… Read more
The Art of Mending: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
The Art of Mending: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
3.0 out of 5 stars Smooth and easy, July 15 2004
Art of Mending goes down smooth and easy, like a good drink.
Berg introduces us first to Laura through childhood memories. Soon we meet the grown-up Laura, who's got a near-perfect little family and a satisfying, profitable quilt-making business. Like Laura, the tone of the book is cozy and domestic.
Just before returning to her parents' home for a family reunion, Laura gets a call from her sister Caroline, requesting a private meeting with Laura and their brother Steve. Caroline's always had a flair for the dramatic, so nobody takes her seriously. But Caroline's sense of family duty kicks in. She's determined to help her sister fight whatever demons showed up this time.
We… Read more