My Books

 

  • Her Best-Kept Secret

    Why Women Drink - And How They Can Regain Control

    Her Best-Kept Secret investigates the reasons behind the epidemic of female drinking in this country, our strange national history with alcohol, and the many ways in which women can get better.  Her Best-Kept Secret reveals how women are questioning the efficacy - and safety - of the most common prescription for alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous. Most importantly, it provides clear, hopeful solutions based in the emerging science that is increasingly tailored to women’s bodies and psyches.

    This quick read is full of encouraging and informative advice, and it’s sure to ignite renewed discussion about one-size-fits-all treatment options

    Publishers Weekly, May 3 ,2013

    An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality...

    Kirkus Reviews, April 28, 2013
  • The Nose

    A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival

    In The Nose, Glaser took readers on a whirlwind tour across the spectrum of human history, culture, and emotion. From hieroglyphics to modern journals, the nose has been both an enduring mystery and obsession, as fascinating to Pliny as it was to Picasso. Positioning the nose as the “anchor of our features” as well as the principle gateway to life, Gabrielle Glaser charts the shifting significances of the nose across different geographies, ethnicities, and time periods.

    Glaser draws a thousand scents into a highly readable narrative that’s a breath of fresh air.

    Christian Science Monitor

    A quirky, but well-told book that examines its place in history and cultures.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Glaser explores all things about the nose and how it defines us.

    NPR, All Things Considered

    Natural history meets pop culture.

    USA Today
  • Strangers to the Tribe

    Portraits of Interfaith Marriage

    Any marriage is an adventure, but for partners with different religious backgrounds, the journey is sure to offer some unexpected twists. In Strangers to the Tribe, the journalist Gabrielle Glaser introduces us to eleven Jewish-Gentile couples, their families, and the many ways they have found to navigate their differences. These portraits, unsparing yet nonjudgmental, show how the answers are taking shape in interfaith America.

    A worthwhile addition to the literature on how to blend traditions.

    Library Journal

    It is clear that Glaser’s sympathies lie more with those who would add new members to the tribe—on whatever terms offered—than with those who would drum them out.

    New York Times Book Review

    An intriguing look into an increasingly common religious dilemma in America.

    Kirkus Review