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Some People Are Crazy

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Some People Are Crazy by John Neil Munro Book Summary:

Described recently by Empire magazine as 'Britain's best ever blues singer', John Martyn was one of rock music's last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, which contributed to his death in January 2009, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved by fans and critics, loathed by ex-managers, he survived the music business he despised for 40 years. With contributions by Martyn, many of his lovers and over 20 musicians who knew him well, this book documents his upbringing in Glasgow and rise through the Scottish and London folk scene of the 1960s, his many highs and lows, and his friendships with the great lost souls of British rock music - Nick Drake and Paul Kossoff.

People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys

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People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys by Mike Bechtle Book Summary:

Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes they seem like they're on a mission to make us miserable! There's always that one person. The one who hijacks your emotions and makes you crazy. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If you could just "fix" that person, everything would be better. But we can't fix other people--we can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people's craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people. More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers' lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.

Small Hours

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Small Hours by Graeme Thomson Book Summary:

No one else sounded like John Martyn. No genre could claim him. He is one of the few musicians truly deserving of over-used terms like 'one-off' and 'unique.' He is a treasure, no less precious for being tarnished. He was a uniquely expressive singer, a dazzling guitarist on both acoustic and electric, a fearless experimenter, a poetic songwriter, a vaulting live performer, and an innovative recording artist. His music was that of both a troubled soul and an inveterate chancer and charmer; he was at once bar-room raconteur and small hours' brooder. He lived an extraordinary and often chaotic life. It involved alcoholism, heavy drug-taking, two failed marriages, and numerous affairs; by his own estimation he had up to a dozen illegitimate children. Backstage fights and drunken machismo vied with acute vulnerability and tenderness. He ended his life in a wheelchair after losing a leg to amputation. However, Martyn's cult status is now similar to that of Nick Drake. Numerous current artists cite him as a key influence. A 2011 tribute album featured 30 artists, including Beck, Paolo Nutini, and The Cure, and his albums are currently being re-released in extended editions by Universal Music.

Verses from the Soul

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Verses from the Soul by Lakeelsha L. Rogers Book Summary:

In this book, the author shares her life experiences with you in the form of poetry. To be able to express herself without saying much was a great relief for her. She shares her experiences about love, joy, heartache, and pain. Also what it means to trust, lean and depend on God, because he is the only one that can bring you through all trials and tribulations. These poems will definitely make you think about your life, your relationship, and God.You could be that person that is mistreating someone and taking them through changes! If so, reading these poems could cause you to straighten up. Or maybe you are that person that is being mistreated. These poems could make you realize that you don’t have to continue to be mistreated.I am sure there will be at least one, if not, a few of the poems that you can relate to. If not, then I am sure you know someone that can relate to them. You definitely should read these poems. Once you have read them you will probably, laugh, cry, or rejoice! But most of all you will want to tell someone else about it!

The Fast of Ramadan

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The Fast of Ramadan by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Book Summary:

In this book, "The Fast of Ramadan...", M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen explores the inner dimensions of fasting in a special collection of discourses given during the holy month of Ramadan."When we attain the wisdom, abilities, qualities and actions to bring peace and comfort to all lives -- that will be the grace and blessings of the fast." - M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

Rosa's Vision and the World of Revelation

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Rosa's Vision and the World of Revelation by N.A Book Summary:

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Talking to 'Crazy'

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Talking to 'Crazy' by Mark Goulston Book Summary:

“[Goulston’s]ideas are a bit counter-intuitive but they really do shift the dynamic and help people diffuse and disarm the irrational person leading to more positive outcomes.” -- Online MBA Because some people are beyond difficult... Let’s face it, we all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what’s the solution? How do you talk to someone who’s out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book, Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all—the downright irrational. As a psychiatrist, Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can’t simply argue it away. The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean into the crazy—to empathize with it. That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally. Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals: Why people act the way they do • How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation—and what to do instead • When to confront a problem and when to walk away • How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel, the Fish-bowl, and the Belly Roll • And much more You can’t reason with unreasonable people—but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how.

Why Normal People Do Some Crazy Things

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Why Normal People Do Some Crazy Things by Kevin Davis Book Summary:

Uses real life stories and personal examples to discuss nine aphorisms that describe and explain a large range of seemingly unusual behaviors.

Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn

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Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn by Chris Nickson Book Summary:

For over four decades, John Martyn was a musician's musician (lauded by artists as disparate as Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Bob Marley), a superb guitarist and singer who straddled the worlds of folk, jazz and rock, earning an OBE and being honoured with a Life Achievement by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards shortly before his untimely death in 2009. He was a true innovator, constantly pushing the boundaries of his music - but he hadn't been kind to his body. Drinking and drug use contributed to serious health problems that led to the amputation of part of John's leg - but even that didn't slow him down. He turned out one of his best albums in 2007, and toured regularly. There were plans for a new record - but John succumbed to pneumonia early in 2009. He leaves behind a body of work that ranges from the beautifully intimate to the majestic, created during a turbulent, troubled, but uncompromising life - all detailed in Solid Air.

People are Crazy Here

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People are Crazy Here by Rex Reed Book Summary:

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A Certain October

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A Certain October by Angela Johnson Book Summary:

From three-time Coretta Scott King Award–winner Angela Johnson, a wrenching, honest book about surviving the unimaginable and finding a way to go on. Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scotty’s friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong. She cannot tell what is a dream and what is real. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to her and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place soon helps Scotty realize that she is capable of adding her own flavor to life. With artfully spare prose, acclaimed and award-winning author Angela Johnson explores the ramifications of unexpected death in this compelling coming-of-age story. An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick.

Some People Call Me Crazy. I Prefer 'happy with a Twist'

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Some People Call Me Crazy. I Prefer 'happy with a Twist' by Jh Notebooks Book Summary:

Some people call me crazy. I prefer 'happy with a twist' 6 x 9 notebook or joural blank lined pages paperback, matte cover funny quote on cover Perfect gift for funny friends and family

Are You Crazy?

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Are You Crazy? by Andrew N. Williams Book Summary:

There is a fine line between quirky and out-and-out crazy. With 18 scientifically based quizzes, Andrew N. Williams helps readers decipher whether they're "normal," toeing the line, or far past it. Developed by psychologists to analyze human behavior, the quizzes allow readers to discover if they (or their friends and family) are: - Sex addicts - Obsessive-compulsives - Food freaks - Thrill-seekers - Hypochondriacs - Fetishists - Paranoids - Imposters Plus the book includes descriptions, in layman's terms, of more than 80 specific quirks, illustrated with real life examples. Readers will marvel at stories of people who: - Crave dirt-and eat it by the handful - Are afraid of doughnuts because they can't see what's inside - Lie about deaths in the family-to collect sympathy cards But Are You Crazy? is much more than a party game, offering helpful insights for dealing with other peoples' crazy behavior as well as one's own insecurities and phobias.

Tree Crazy

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Tree Crazy by Tracy Gallup Book Summary:

In Tree Crazy, a girl cultivates a friendship with a mysterious talking tree and finds her role in the circle of life and renewal.

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson Book Summary:

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today. In Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson introduced a new path to working effectively. Now, they build on their message with a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture—what they call "the calm company." Their approach directly attack the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day. Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn’t just a problem for large organizations—individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn’t more hours—it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress. It’s time to stop celebrating Crazy, and start celebrating Calm, Fried and Hansson assert. Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. "Calm" has been the cornerstone of their company’s culture since Basecamp began twenty years ago. Destined to become the management guide for the next generation, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work is a practical and inspiring distillation of their insights and experiences. It isn’t a book telling you what to do. It’s a book showing you what they’ve done—and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

The People of the Forest

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The People of the Forest by Roselina Johari Md Khir Book Summary:

The People of the Forest highlight the plight of the orangutan deep in the rainforests of Sabah, and other parts of Malaysia. The orangutan is the largest tree-living mammal in the world. They are facing extinction due to excessive clearance and destruction of big tracts of forests for commercial logging, legal or otherwise, plus, their own low reproductive rate which makes orangutan population excessively vulnerable to mortality. Their population just takes a long time to recover from a decline. It takes about 4 years of weaning before the young orangutan becomes independent from their mother after which she will be ready to give birth to a second young. This musical moves around a baby orangutan which is named Wira or hero. Wira grows up to be a mischievous individual which never takes no for an answer, so we will follow his adventures in the rainforest with his friends, the proboscis monkey, the pygmy elephant, the mouse-deer, the Sumatran rhino, the hornbill, the clouded leopard, the Malayan tiger, the banteng, the sun bear and the tapir, all endangered species. Wiras adventures will lead him to rescue an infant female orang utan in captivity of illegal loggers in the forest. There are 13 songs in the musical. The live orchestra accompanying the play should use bamboo flutes, bamboo wind chimes, ziters, sampoton, thus capturing the rhythm of the rainforest. Roselina Khir Johari

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Book Summary:

It had to end sometime, but Mara had no idea it would end like this. Experience the mind-blowing conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy. Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story. Retribution has arrived.

Letters from Tinian 1945

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Letters from Tinian 1945 by Pauline D. Webb Book Summary:

This is a love story that began in the shadow of the Enola Gay in 1945 on Tinian Island in the Western Pacific during WWII, and culminated in Jacksonville, FL over 60 years later.. The core of the manuscript is the actual letters written by a nurse on that island, during the war and from Japan after the war. These letters were stored in an attic for many years and almost forgotten. The rest of the story is part truth and part fiction of the happenings that surrounded the production of the manuscript Seventeen hundred air miles southeast of Japan, Tinian is one of the western Pacific Mariania Islands taken from Japan. by the U. S. Marines in 1944. In July 1945 the complement of five U. S. Army general hospitals was shipped to Tinian to work at five hospitals being built there on the south east coast to take care of the casualties from the scheduled November invasion of Japan. The author was a 24 year old nurse with the 308th General Hospital arriving at that time. On the west side of the island was West Field, a B-29 Base flying nightly bombing missions to Japan. On the northern tip of the island was the 509th Composite Group in a carefully guarded compound, OFF LIMITS and TOP SECRET. They were busy, but not flying missions. The Enola Gay was there. It was the B-29 that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima This is NOT a WAR STORY. However the author was a witness to history, the final days of World War II and the events that brought an end to the war. POST SCRIPT Here are two last minute additions I would like added where indicated if possible. 1. Poem by Goethe Place this after the 21 October 1945 letter (Page 119) and before JAPAN page 2. Letter from President Harry Truman. Place this letter on a page following the picture of the Welcome Home boat (page 199) and before PART II page Thank you POEM When the bright sunlight simmers Across the sea so blue When the clear fountain in the Moonlight glimmers I think of you. I am with you wherever you are Roaming And you are near1 The sun goes down and soon the Stars are coming How I wish that you were really here. GOETHE

Cruel and Unusual Idiots

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Cruel and Unusual Idiots by Leland Gregory Book Summary:

Some wonder why and some wonder why not. But it's the latter ones who make you scratch your head and say, 'What in the world were you thinking?'" Former Saturday Night Live writer Leland Gregory skewers cruel crooks and the idiotically inane. From absurd 911 calls to presidential philosophizing and political pandering to foolish felons, Leland Gregory generates the best laughs by exposing the worst of human nature. Inside this collection, Gregory offers more than 275 accounts of human stupidity at its most malicious and peculiar: * In August 2006, 40-year-old Darrel Rodgers was treated at a Bloomington, Indiana, hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left knee. Rogers explained that he shot himself seeking to relieve the pain in his knee, which probably stemmed from shooting himself in the same knee ten years earlier. * And, because some of the stories are just that unbelievable, each anecdote, quote, or factoid is presented with relevant background information--including its verified news source.

Practicing with Prepositions in Everyday English

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Practicing with Prepositions in Everyday English by Franc Ogrinc Ba Book Summary:

Since the use of Prepositions is one of the most difficult parts of the English language for an ESL student, Ogrinc saw the necessity to create a series of booklets to help better understand the "unusual" logic in their application in a variety of instances. By going through these pages of exercises, the learner will gradually discover the pattern of usage. It is hoped by the end of the booklet, the use of these common English words will become clearer.

Unlimit Yourself

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Unlimit Yourself by Asiah Wolfolk-manning Book Summary:

THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL FAIL IS IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SUCCEED! Everyone has a story to tell. Inevitably, you will face obstacles that have the potential to keep you from achieving your dream. How you deal with those obstacles will determine whether you experience success. Too many people live their life without passion, never fulfilling their dreams because they are limited-not by others, but by themselves. They have limited thinking, which causes them to set limited goals, make limited choices, and ultimately live a limited life. You do not have to be one of those people! DREAMS ARE UNLIMITED..... If you want to fulfill your dream, you must be willing to create a life of endless possibilities. Make a decision today that you will not allow your past mistakes, family history, anger, resentment, or negative thinking keep you from the destiny you deserve. It is not enough to "think outside the box"- you must be willing to "live outside the box." Dare to overcome your obstacles and make your dream a reality. Through confidence, courage, and commitment, you can create the live you have always imagined. You have unlimited talent, unlimited opportunities, and unlimited potential. It is up to you to UNLIMIT YOURSELF! Includes personal stories, memorable quotes, and reflection exercises to help you realize your unlimited potential! Asiah Wolfolk-Manning, Esq., is an author and professional speaker. While she has a professional background in law and education, her true passion is motivating others to realize their unlimited potential. Sharing her struggles with a family history of drug abuse and an unknown father, Asiah challenges others to move beyond the past and accept responsibility for theirfuture. She and her husband, Lerod, currently reside in South Florida. For more information, please visit:

Crazy Salad

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Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron Book Summary:

The classic Crazy Salad, by screenwriting legend and novelist Nora Ephron, is an extremely funny, deceptively light look at a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now. In this distinctive, engaging, and simply hilarious view of a period of great upheaval in America, Ephron turns her keen eye and wonderful sense of humor to the media, politics, beauty products, and women's bodies. In the famous "A Few Words About Breasts," for example, she tells us: "If I had had them, I would have been a completely different person. I honestly believe that." Ephron brings her sharp pen to bear on the notable women of the time, and to a series of events ranging from Watergate to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. When it first appeared in 1975, Crazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era--and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. This new edition will delight a fresh generation of readers.

Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy

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Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy by Peter Ruehl Book Summary:

Ruehl's irreverent wit and ability to puncture pretentiousness with a well-turned phrase gave thousands of dedicated readers a good reason to read the paper back to front on the days the column appeared. His descriptions of growing up with teenage children are laugh-out-loud funny (well, for parents), and a younger generation of readers decided he was cool, with his constant satirical references to their music, dress and approach to life. Politicians sometimes winced but knew his hilarious descriptions of what was really going on in Canberra resonated more loudly than any press release. Peter Ruehl never lost his distinctive American style but he was able to understand Australian culture and to write about it and his views in a passionately funny and deeply personal way. Greg Hywood, chief executive of Fairfax, says he became a 'national institution'.

Stone Crazy

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Stone Crazy by Tracy Gallup Book Summary:

Stones gathered at the lake inspire and take a young artist on a creative journey.

Madame Firmiani

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Ultimate Book of Sports

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Ultimate Book of Sports by Scott McNeely Book Summary:

This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports—from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing—this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including extensive sidebars with tips, trivia, and strategy, as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout, this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations, settling disputes, or finding a new passion.

Black Women Are Crazy as Hell

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Black Women Are Crazy as Hell by King Book Summary:

This book has more wisdom in it than Oprah, Dr. Phil and a bookstore combined. It will answer life-changing questions, such as: what do men look for in women? Is it true that you have given up on men because all the good ones are taken, or because all men cheat, are broke, or are in jail? If one of these thoughts has flickered through your thoughts, then this book is for you. Whining to a girlfriend or asking for advice is like the blind leading the blind. I would like you to ask yourself serious questions, like: will I be with someone special this coming holiday? For Valentines Day? On the next rainy night, or for my next birthday or special occasion? If the answer is no, ask yourself why? Whether you are single or married, this is a guide to help you identify common mistakes and poor choices that cause bad relationships, and to show you what you can do to make your future relationships fantastic. We will explore some very hurtful and painful things that real people have done, things that have affected peoples lives and can never be undone. Inside you will find everything you need to know, so these mistakes and poor choices will never, ever happen again. I guarantee if you follow these steps, great things will happen and you will live a long and happy life with someone who loves you just as much as you love them.

Seeing and Believing

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Seeing and Believing by Stuart C. Devenish Book Summary:

In a cinematic culture where multiple visions of reality play at the same time, it is critical that Christian believers know how to confidently identify and discern, among other stories, the Jesus-story that defines their most important commitment in life. Using the optical metaphor of the eye of faith, the author identifies the spiritual life as a visual life. Through themes such as looking through Jesus' eyes, the bible as a visionary text, and the church as a wide-eyed people, he builds a connecting bridge between the seeing-soul in Christian spirituality, and the twenty-first century as the age of the eye. The key words for this exploration are spirituality, discipleship, insight, luminescence, and optical therapy. The author proposes the need for a catechism of the eye that will lead to the renewal of Christian ministry, spirituality, discipleship, and identity.

The Living and Practical Way to Enjoy Christ

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The Living and Practical Way to Enjoy Christ by Witness Lee Book Summary:

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Some People Ride the Crazy Train. I Drive that Motherfucker.

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Some People Ride the Crazy Train. I Drive that Motherfucker. by Mischief Mayhem and Rebel Press Book Summary:

Some people ride the Crazy Train. I drive that Motherfucker. Sometimes, you just need to say it as it is. Blunt, direct, and with a whole lotta sass. Humor goes a long way to making a day easier to get through at times too, and this naughty notebook cover will not only make you smirk...but those around you too. Spread the sass! The perfect gift for a whole lot of occasions...Secret Santa, gag gift, colleague, friend, room mate, dorm buddy, bestie. Make someone's day! Brighten it with a gift of saucy smack talk in the form of a very useful notebook.

A First-Rate Madness

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A First-Rate Madness by S. Nassir Ghaemi Book Summary:

An investigation into the correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of notable leaders and explains how their struggles enabled them to empathize, recognize threats, and respond appropriately during a crisis.

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition

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The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition by Richard Dawkins Book Summary:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Albert Savarus

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Albert Savarus by Honoré de Balzac Book Summary:

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The Visit

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The Visit by Newton Dal Poggetto Book Summary:

In a delightful blend of fact and fiction, The Visit begins at dawn on an Easter morning, when a native Sonoman encounters a barefoot man in a blue serge suit emerging from the mist, walking in the middle of the street extending down from Shochens hill in the northern California town of Sonoma. The two men walk, remember and talk of Sonomas past and present, when another barefoot visitor, in blue serge, joins them. Three generations of Sonoma history unfold through the pages of The Visit with candid conversations, historical photos and engrossing tales of Sonoma and its people.

Second Thoughts

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Second Thoughts by Wanda Teays Book Summary:

SECOND THOUGHTS was the first critical thinking text to recognize the importance of including diverse perspectives in any critical analysis while at the same time providing solid coverage of traditional topics such as argumentation, induction/deduction, analysis, language, and fallacies. The second edition of this popular book broadens its scope to consider more perspectives, including those of class, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity.

Media Madness

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Media Madness by Dominic Ali Book Summary:

Text and cartoons introduce readers to what happens behind the scenes in the mass media worlds they visit, including television, magazines, the Internet, video games, and music; and informs them of how they may be manipulated in each.

Living Scared

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Living Scared by Linda Allone Book Summary:

This is the first thing weve done right with this kid, argued Dr. Epstein, after I challenged his decision to alter my sons course of treatment. Just listening to this world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon admit to all the negligent care that hurt James and trapped us in the hospital for months terrified me. As Dr. Epstein rambled on about finally being on the right track with Jamess care, I wondered if Id ever get my son out of this hospital alive. This unimaginable nightmare all began in August 1982 when my youngest son, James, was admitted to New York Cornell Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He was diagnosed and treated with radiation for a brainstem glioma (tumor). The doctors told us that James would probably die in less than a year. In 1985 James was admitted to NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, for what the doctors said was a recurrence of his brain disease. James was expected to undergo one surgery to remove the tumor and return home in seven to ten days. As a result of repeated mistakes by doctors, nurses, and physical therapists, James was forced to undergo eight surgeries, including one surgery that was performed without our knowledge or consent. Nine months later, my son was discharged from NYU Medical Center, permanently injured and totally disabled. Sixteen years later we discovered that James never had a brainstem tumor. Living Scared begins as a heart-wrenching memoir but quickly develops into a hard-hitting expos that probes indifference, complacent attitudes, reckless behavior, incompetence, eroding ethics, descending standards of practice, and widespread corruption in medicine. Medical Negligence Is A National Crisis Screaming newspaper headlinesdoctor operates on the wrong leg! or surgical instrument left inside patient!have become a commonplace occurrence as medical negligence spreads pervasively throughout our nation. What once was so shocking to people now hardly raises an eyebrow because allowed behavior has become accepted behavior. Sadly, we have no one to blame for this atrocity but ourselves because our society has come to accept the avoidable mistakes that occur in all hospitals as human error, and thats wrong. An estimated 100,000 people die from hospital infections every year. Another 100,000 people die from medical negligence. Some 1.5 million people a year are injured as a result of medication mistakes. Hospitals rarely blame doctors or nurses for the medical mistakes that occur in hospitals. More often than not, hospital administrators invariably blame the system each time a patient is injured or killed as a result of a medical mistake. Disciplinary action against the doctor or nurse involved is rarely executed. An example of this: Chief Executive Sam Odle of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis said, Whenever something like this happens [regarding a medication mix-up that killed three infants on September 23, 2006], it is not an individual responsibility; its an institutional responsibility. The truth is, human negligence is often responsible for a majority of the mistakes that occur in hospitals; but hospital administrators will never admit to this fact. Instead, they shrewdly manipulate the public and minimize public outrage by blaming the system each time a patient dies as a result of medical negligence. This strategy works very well because the system is intangible, and people dont seem to get as fired up when the system fails, as opposed to a living, breathing human who failed to do their job and was responsible for the death of a patient. This nationwide crisis, approaching epidemic proportions, has prompted the U.S. government to issue a warning to all hospitals to clean up their act after a national survey showed that 47 percent of Americans were directly affected, or knew of someone af

Sweet Honesty

Some People Are Crazy [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Sweet Honesty by Beverley Martyn,Jaki Dacosta Book Summary:

Sweet Honesty - The Beverley Martyn Story ... as told to Jaki daCosta. Beverley was a rising star in the 1960s' British folk/rock music scene when she met and married singer/songwriter John Martyn, who died in 2009. For years she kept silent about the abusive relationship they shared. Here she tells her story in her own words, taking us from her childhood in post-war Coventry through the making of classic albums "Stormbringer " and "Road to Ruin" to today, where she survives as a woman beaten but not bowed and still a gifted musician in her own right.