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

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Deep Writing: Seven Principles That Bring Ideas to Life
Deep Writing: Seven Principles That Bring Ideas to Life
von Eric Maisel
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Insightful psychological approach to producing best writing, 15. Februar 2000
As the author of a book about writing myself (WRITING IN FLOW), I really appreciated author Maisel's combination of the practical with the passionate. When he talks about combining writing what you love and making a living doing so, it certainly rings true. How much compromise can you make with the real world and still be congruent with your deepest self? In DEEP WRITING, we learn the value of getting and staying engaged with our writing (getting into "flow," in other words). Maisel is unusually frank, too, about his own successes, failures, and learning experiences (not that you can or should even try to separate those three things!). This book feels like an inspiring chat with a compassionate therapist who understands the challenges of being a writer (which Maisel happens to be).


Happenstance: Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition
Happenstance: Two Novels in One About a Marriage in Transition
von Carol Shields
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Should be a classic in the "relationship novel" genre, 15. Februar 2000
I'm surprised at the way the Kirkus review above mischaracterizes this wonderful novel. I read the husband's half of the story first, since Shields wrote that one first. The author does a masterful job of not repeating herself at all, amazing considering she's covering the same basic period of time as experienced by two halves of a single marriage (though the wife is away for several days at a conference -- an event that is a delight to read about if you've ever been to a conference yourself). Shields handles the everyday, tiny moments of a family's life with such searing poignancy that I had to stop reading every so often and reflect -- and that is, to me, the sign of a very good piece of literature. I love the way she uses the wife's quilting to explore the creative process (and her writer's block segment, when the husband fiddles away his 'free' day, is priceless and oh-so-true). The marriage feels real, the feelings of the mother for her teen children are absolutely genuine in their crushing intensity and occasional ambivalence, and the resolution of the book is the kind I like best: not neat, not melodramatic, not resolved once and for all, yet leaving you with a sense that you've shared a life and gained something permanent from the experience. Subtle, funny, and though it was first published in the early 80s, this unusual double novel is universal in its themes.
Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., author of WRITING IN FLOW


The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again (The Unofficial Guide Series)
The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again (The Unofficial Guide Series)
von Tina Tessina
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen The perfect gift for a friend who hasn't a clue, 12. Februar 2000
I was looking for some "official" advice for a friend of ours (hi, Jeff!) who is seeking a new partner but whose confidence has been badly shattered by what he thinks of as "failures" in his love life. Tessina's book says everything I've been trying to tell him and more: how to start over, keeping your expectations reasonable, how important it is to work out the old baggage BEFORE you start a new relationship, etc. Plus such priceless insight as the impossibility of truly changing another person all by yourself. The section on modern dating etiquette could be quite helpful, too, to anyone who's been out of circulation for some time. Very sane, comforting, clear, and, jargon-free. (Susan K. Perry, author of WRITING IN FLOW)


Flow
Flow
von Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,64

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Flow is a superb concept & FLOW is an enriching book, 2. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Flow (Taschenbuch)
When I first read FLOW in graduate school, I was struck by the simple idea of it: being absorbed in whatever you're doing leads to flow, which usually leads to feeling you're living a meaningful life. I now use "flow" as a lens to consider everything; so many people seem so miserable because they haven't found their flow activity, or haven't been willing or able to make room for it in their lives. In my own book, WRITING IN FLOW, for which Csikszentmihalyi wrote the Foreword, I was able to apply these ideas to a writing life, which shows their universality. My life hasn't been the same since! FLOW describes how to recognize this altered state and how to make it more likely to happen regularly. It's impossible to read this book and not find resonances in your own life.


Bringing Up Ziggy
Bringing Up Ziggy
von Andrea Campbell
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A warm look at a human/monkey relationship, 3. Dezember 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Bringing Up Ziggy (Gebundene Ausgabe)
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to spend time with a monkey as part of your family -- or even if the thought has never occurred to you -- you may find, as I did, that you learned a lot from this book about what makes capuchins tick, how similar to little kids they can be, and how easy it is to form a strong bond across the species line. Campbell, with her clear and direct writing, has done a fine job of letting us know what's involved in raising a monkey that's destined to be a helper to the handicapped. She includes lots of specific details that are, in a strange way, rather poignant.


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