reviews and press releases for my publications



“Dr Cook has written a vibrant, down-to-earth and insightful account of what it takes to become a parent, how to manage after the baby arrives and how to raise stronger, resilient and kinder children. "For What It's Worth - A Perspective on How to Thrive and Survive Parenting” is a must read for anyone contemplating parenthood or has already started the journey.”

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Driven to Distraction.


“This eminently approachable book is a splendid gift to new and expecting parents. Dr. Cook’s candid and humorous descriptions of key aspects of raising infants—intertwined as they are with her perspective as a clinical psychologist as well as her substantial experience in working with infants and their families—provide a rich, non-formulaic framework for parenting. Dr. Cook succeeds admirably in reflecting on her own feelings, experiences, and thoughts in a way that stimulates each of us to consider our own “best practices” for nurturing emotionally intelligent and hardy children.”

Peter A. Reiner, PhD, LMFT Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Faculty at The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis