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Susan K. Perry "Susan K. Perry" (Los Angeles, author of KYLIE'S HEEL, a novel)

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Dream Back Your Life: A Practical Guide to Dreams, Daydreams, and Fantasies
Dream Back Your Life: A Practical Guide to Dreams, Daydreams, and Fantasies
von Joan Mazza
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen The perfect tool to enrich your life, 29. Juli 2000
Whether sleeping or waking, everyone dreams -- and those dreams are an untapped source of creative personal growth. Dream Back Your Life offers clear suggestions for making use of this less-than-conscious material to help develop more fully, recover from past difficulties, explore future options. Mazza is a gentle guide, always supportive and compassionate, asking numerous thought-provoking questions and sharing her own inner life in an enlightening way. Unlike the authors of some pop dream-analysis books, she doesn't tell you what to think or what your dream means -- she leads you toward greater understanding of your own life and dream symbols. I find Mazza's approach psychologically credible and personally insightful. Whether you're in a major life transition or just dealing with "ordinary" stress, you can learn something from your daydreams and your sleeping journeys. Mazza makes the learning fun and easy.


The $100,000 Writer: How to Make a Six Figure Income as a Freelance Business Writer: How to Make a Six Figure Income as a Freelance Buisness Writer
The $100,000 Writer: How to Make a Six Figure Income as a Freelance Business Writer: How to Make a Six Figure Income as a Freelance Buisness Writer
von Nancy Flynn
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,10

5.0 von 5 Sternen All the facts, all the time, 18. Juli 2000
I'm not a business writer -- though I once did consider the possibility and saw that it wasn't going to be easy. Still, I found Flynn's book to be an extended pep talk, backed up with facts and figures that could pay off in a big way for anyone willing to commit to this field. I especially liked her showing that it's possible to love what you're doing without taking a vow of poverty.


How to Write It: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write: Your Complete Guide to Powerful Writing for Every Situation
How to Write It: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write: Your Complete Guide to Powerful Writing for Every Situation
von Sandra Lamb
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Stuff you won't find elsewhere, very handy, 18. Juli 2000
How to Write It is written by an experienced writer who knows what she's talking about. It's especially worth seeking out for some of the templates it features, including several related to public relations projects (for example, how to write a pitch letter, press release, and backgrounder). Lots of social and job-search related guidance, for those whose skills in those areas are rusty from disuse. And for the young person or the beginner, plenty of help with how to write invitations, thank-you's, all kinds of things someone should have taught us, but probably didn't (or were we all absent the same day?). Easy to use.


Science Is...: A Source Book of Fascinating Facts, Projects and Activities
Science Is...: A Source Book of Fascinating Facts, Projects and Activities
von Susan V. Bosak
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 26,84

5.0 von 5 Sternen Leagues above most activity books, 12. Juli 2000
I am so glad to discover this book is still available. It's far more comprehensive and intelligent than so many other activity books. Laid out clearly, with activities in various realms of knowledge that offer numerous variations so a parent could conceivably use this one book throughout a child's school years. I can't imagine a child not discovering the joys of science (broadly defined) when a parent introduces him or her to some of these delightful activities. The best thing about the book is that so many of the ideas don't require vast preparation, but can be done spur-of-the-moment.


A Geography Of Time: On Tempo, Culture, and the Pace of Life
A Geography Of Time: On Tempo, Culture, and the Pace of Life
von Levine
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 13,80

5.0 von 5 Sternen A winning combo of research/experience/insight, 4. Juli 2000
I've been aware of Levine's work on "time" for more than a decade from articles and such, and I was thrilled to see this book. It's the best of its ilk: good qualitative research, heavily based on personal experience, written anecdotally and fascinatingly. I see this as akin to Deborah Tannen's excellent work in "You Just Don't Understand." If only more people were aware of how relative our cultural assumptions are, it might prevent some hair-tearing as we travel and also prevent some frustration here at home when we come upon others (even our own spouses....) who have another way of thinking/feeling about time.


The Crying Heart Tattoo: A Novel
The Crying Heart Tattoo: A Novel
von David Lozell Martin
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen It's art, and it sticks..., 30. Juni 2000
Recently found this on my shelf while cleaning out the clutter, figured it's time to read it. Good choice. It's real literature, and now back on the shelf to stay. I disagree with all those who think it's "about" love or relationships -- like all true art, it's not "about" one thing. It has a sort of bleak world view (some might say), but it's honest, real, and reminds us to enjoy the journey, because that's all there is. The fable took a while to grow on me, but I've never read a fable within a novel that was so freshly and creatively written. I'll be looking for this author's other work.


17 Lies That Are Holding You Back and the Truth That Will Set You Free
17 Lies That Are Holding You Back and the Truth That Will Set You Free
von Steve Chandler
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen A good adjunct to therapy, 5. Juni 2000
While 17 Lies didn't teach ME anything new (I've been around a while and have worked out a lot of the kinks in my psyche by now), I can't wait to recommend it to a friend of mine who just told me that after a 20 year marriage, he's on the market again and figures he has one year to learn all the psychological stuff he missed along the way. One year isn't enough, I told him, but with the help of 17 Lies, he just might make some real progress. I fully agree with Chandler's philosophy of taking charge of your own life. I think too many people are unaware of the options they DO have and tend to focus on the areas where little change is possible. All in all, a good readable overview of the self-motivational field for anyone who feels stuck and frustrated.


Celibates & Other Lovers (Harvest Book)
Celibates & Other Lovers (Harvest Book)
von Walter Keady
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Fresh and delightful romp, 19. Mai 2000
There is something very cinematic about the way Keady shows us the lives of his rural characters. You can see them and you can certainly hear them. I especially like the dry wit with which he lampoons the Catholic Church's stand on certain issues, like sex and welfare. While the village characters aren't particularly brilliant for the most part, they are never made fun of (except those who deserve it). Quite a refreshing novel.


A Widow for One Year: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
A Widow for One Year: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
von John Irving
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 11,60

4.0 von 5 Sternen Grabs you like an empty picture hook, 19. Mai 2000
This book has been so much reviewed here that it seems silly to add my piece, but I just finished reading it and feel moved to comment. I love Irving's way of extracting the horror of everyday life -- those losses that happen randomly and always, cross our fingers, to someone else. The main character's dead older brothers were as real as my own children, making their mother's lifelong grief seem utterly plausible and wrenching. I also love Irving's masterful "children's" stories that are integrated throughout the early part of the book. They may even be more layered and haunting than the adult book itself.
One problem, at least, that irritated me all the way through: he keeps telling us what we will be finding out later. Way too much foreshadowing in a way that seemed awfully clumsy and annoying to me. Also reminding us of what we've already been told, over and over, as though he doesn't trust the reader to remember. And maybe we could have had a little less focus on bodies and how they look compared to their ages. Seemed a bit obsessive.
Yet I kept turning the pages right up to the surprisingly wish-fulfilling ending. Nothing wrong with that, for a change.


The Hours
The Hours
von Michael Cunningham
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,30

5.0 von 5 Sternen Tackles the big themes of love & death in a haunting way, 13. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Hours (Taschenbuch)
I read Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway right before this book, in order not to miss a nuance. Cunningham did such a grand job of reiterating Woolf's theme -- to be or not to be, in essence -- but in his own postmodern way. I loved the way he explored identity by taking Woolf's plot points and giving them to totally other people, and doing so in a way that turned out not to be unduly self-conscious. Yes, this felt experimental, but also a rousing success. I especially love the way Cunningham doesn't sugarcoat the big issues, what I might call the "shall I kill myself today or should I watch this cloud, this car, this flower, and let it be enough," quandary. Quietly unforgettable.


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