Written in 1995 many of Dr. Weil's observations and speculative thoughts have proven true in both documented and anecdotal cases since he penned theseWritten in 1995 many of Dr. Weil's observations and speculative thoughts have proven true in both documented and anecdotal cases since he penned these words. I myself suffered so many ailments and diagnosed illness from childhood through young adulthood his words on how the body is striving in it's own way and in it's own time to bring about a state of vibrant health rang deeply true. I have seen my own body take care of me as soon as I got out of the way both emotionally and physically and let it do it's thung.
I was very glad to brush up on some information I had somehow forgotten on the use of herbs and vitamins to clean up niggling complaints I still encounter here and there along my journey to 'perfect health' as I like to call it....more
Well I very much enjoyed this book. While her style I believe would entertain just about anybody I felt especially drawn to the fully integrated whileWell I very much enjoyed this book. While her style I believe would entertain just about anybody I felt especially drawn to the fully integrated while loosely connected way Temple manages to get her points across.
I was pleased to read insights that allow for gradients of understanding and the possibility of expansion from an intellect such as hers. My own experience with the autism spectrum has lead me to be quite sure that it is a different ability rather than a disorder. I wouldn't change one of my own differences, nor those of my fellow 'weirdos.'
Temple does a fine job of describing what it is like to learn to function in a world that is not used to bending to integrate the gifts of the minority. Everyone wants to be seen. This book is a step towards that reality for more of us.
Well now, when reviewing this book I have to be careful to differentiate between the author's handling of the material and the material, the life of HWell now, when reviewing this book I have to be careful to differentiate between the author's handling of the material and the material, the life of Harold Robbins, itself.
First, I will say that the cover illustration is PERFECT for this book. I saw it from across the library and picked it up as soon as I could. The furtive glances from people in cafes and on buses let me know I was not alone in being intrigued.
Because of the work that I do, Sexual Freedom Fighting, I had a personal investment in understanding the world that made Harold Robbins a very rich man while simultaneously looking down on him for his purported lifestyle and subject matter.
Andrew Wilson used an element of Robbins' own writing style (he liked to go from first to third person story telling within the same novel - Wilson switched between narrative and editorial styles) to relate this story which was entertaining. I finished it in just a few sittings.
And while he seems to have reported the various impressions of those that actually knew Robbins without judgement, overall there appeared to be some conclusions made about Robbins subject matter. Call sexually explicit narratives 'filth' certainly tells people where you are coming from on the matter. That said, I got more than a few hard to find statements from famous writers on the subject of Sexuality and social consciousness.
After being in teh audience for a Chuckie P. radio interview (Live Wire look it up and Go!) I decided to delve baI had to read this one, I really did.
After being in teh audience for a Chuckie P. radio interview (Live Wire look it up and Go!) I decided to delve back into his world.
Mainly because it seemed that somehow he had found the perfect voice and perfect world for his special brand of seeing.
Damned i shte story of a 13 year old girl's 'life' in Hell after dying from what she remembers as a 'marijuana overdose.'
All in all this Madeline Spencer appears to take to the Underworld like a duck to water.
And here is where I believe Chuck found his experienced feet. I have read a countless number of his short fiction and quite a few of his novels and while he always keeps me turning pages (I generally finish them in 1 - 2 sittings) after a few I get mighty bored.
You just know where his characters are headed. They are headed to - Hell. With Damned that is where our heroine begins her journey so where do we go from here?
I also appreciate how perfectly Chuck's snarky, depraved humor fits the worldly and still naive adolescent voice of Maddy Spencer. She's tragic and very lovable.
While I was still quite sure where the ride was headed I enjoyed the journey quite a lot.
Upon completion I was asked by a good friend, "Makes you wonder what sort of stories he'd write if he was from Hawaii, instead of the Pacific Northwest."
I thought about it a moment and immediately added some Jack Johnson to my Elliot Smith Pandora station....more