Review: The book is excellent. The topic is frightening and sadly, I feel there is so little I can do about it. I wonder if my vote will count next time I vote. I don't trust DT any more after reading this than I did before. Well, that makes sense, as there is nothing new in this book for me. But, you should all read it, especially if you voted for Trump and still think he is worth your vote. I would love to talk with you.. Read more
Review: I hate to sound morbid or cruel but I don't think the author really explains the actual cruelty and abuse that Billy suffered at the hands of his stepfather on that farm in Ohio. I am glad that the author shows us pictures of the real Billy and his family. We should realize how important the effects of cruel child abuse whether physical, sexual, emotional or psychological can manifest in a young child like Billy. Of course, there is no excuse for his crimes of raping women. The author explains t... Read more
Review: Although none of the advice applied specifically to my own problems, the first principles of motivation the author described were directly applicable to my life, and showed me all the motivation-related mistakes I was making, and how to resolve them. Extremely valuable book. Read more
Review: You can judge this book by its title. It is a classic effort detailing the follies of mass psychology. The author is successful in showing how a crowd of rational thinking people act completely irrationally as trends become popular and people are psyched to believe that they are the gospels of truth. The real life events in this book are the basis for the study of group dynamics and psychology. It is written in great detail, so for those who love studying and learning from history, this is great... Read more
Review: Rather two essays... subject linked and roughly contemporary.
Doors takes us on a mescaline trip in the early fifties that was witnessed and noted... almost a diary. Questions asked and recorded. A big emphasis on color and light. Infused and coming from within objects... very bright and punctuated by an imperceptible breathing as if the inanimate had become animate. The room objects became "itness" as red books become bright emerald like slabs and flowers glow like marble scupture.
Review: Intriguing autobiography by the author who struggles with schizophrenia. The book explores the mental illness from the perspective of a middle to upper class white woman who falls into despair. She descends to befriend people with substance abuse and mental health issues from all walks of life. Ultimately she triumphs the disorder. Her success even with the disease demonstrates that persons living with the disorder can be employed in the mental health profession and nurture those who are als... Read more
Review: Dr. Welch once again does a great job breaking down some of the myths and fallacies of our modern medicalized world and gives physicians and patients a road map for living a healthy and relatively unmedicalized lifestyle.
The writing style is succinct and direct, mixing in humor (often self-effacing) and anecdotes from his professional and personal life. As a fellow physician, I wish all of our colleagues would read this book and gain some understanding of how we may sometimes do harm eve... Read more
Review: Since I am getting older (55+) I have been looking for ways to cut back on my running miles without compromising my age adjusted PR's. Weekly running mileage of 70+ miles was no longer fun because my body doesn't recover like it use to. I started to do more cross training but was trying to figure out how the running and cross training would all work together to keep me in a good running condition. This book helped me take a huge leap forward in trying to figure out how to balance my running a... Read more
Review: I appreciate the value of laboratory studies in psychology, but the book relies to heavily on a dramatization of individual cases in the author's laboratory studies. There are some interesting insights, but they are not worth reading the entire book. Read more