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Miles: The Autobiography
4.18
it was amazing
I love this book. It is in Miles own words from interviews and he says it like it is, lays out his life, his music and many personal aspects of relati ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
Mendeleev's Mandala
4.67
it was amazing
I read this book slowly, savoring the language & brilliance of Jessica Goodfellow's writing. It is a book with many dimensions and an emotional tu ...more
May 17, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
 
The Best Party of Our Lives: Stories of Gay Weddings and True Love to Inspire Us All
4.50
it was amazing
Sarah Galvin writes in the Afterword that she hopes, "this book will seem dated ten years from now becasue same-sex marriage has become ubiquitours ar ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 25, 2015
 
Carry the Sky
4.08
it was amazing
This is a remarkable, exquisitely written book by Dangerous Writer Kate Gray. I had the privilege to study fiction and poetry with Kate in the early 2 ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Sep 03, 2014
 
Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method: The Integrated Use of Mindfulness, Nonviolence, and the Body
4.32
really liked it
Excellent overview of the Hakomi Method. I've heard about it for years, yet didn't realize it was a therapy that incorporated touch. In particular, I ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir
4.27
it was amazing
I read this book before reading Amber Dawn's novel Sub Rosa. It is a mix of excellent essays and poetry that starts in her present life. She has an MF ...more
not set
Apr 11, 2015
 
Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives
3.85
liked it
My Buddhist friend lent this to me with a reading guide to read the cases and not the commentary between, he said it was a quick read of about an hour ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
4.33
it was amazing
Excellent book giving both theory and practice of how to work with trauma. I'm studying her work now in Level I training and plan to use this book for ...more
Dec 28, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
4.11
really liked it
This book is laid out brilliantly. It gives a way to understand the brain that is spacial with pictures, mnemonics, and lots of repetition. It is basi ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
4.11
it was amazing
Loved this book. Real good information about attachement and how it works in a relationship. Clear and good examples and metaphors to understand and t ...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Daughters of Madness: Growing Up and Older with a Mentally Ill Mother
3.85
really liked it
Of the three books on unavailable mothers this was by far the best. Real stories from interviews. The only thing that would have made it better would ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
 
Sensitive Chaos(pb)
4.27
it was amazing
Beautiful book with pictures of water dynamics. It is a recommended book on continuum movement's list and it shows what and how our bodies can move si ...more
Jul 1998
Jun 29, 2008
 
The Underwater Hospital
4.64
really liked it
This chapbook tells brave stories from inside the hospital and inside the heart. These narratives are raw, and honest, at times intense. From her poem ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Dec 14, 2008
 
Lithium for Medea
3.92
it was amazing
Underground classic about addiction.
not set
Dec 24, 2008
 
Forms of Intercession
4.71
it was amazing
This book grabbed me immediately with the opening lines in the title poem: "Today I am medium rare. Don't touch me." I was in for the ride.
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Aug 10, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
 
[insert] boy
4.69
it was amazing
This is a powerful book with a great title. [Insert] Boy is the key to reading each of the sections in the book: [Black], [Papa's lil'], [Ruined], [Re ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
 
Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories
4.41
it was amazing
In the introduction Andrew Ramer speaks to root of his stories, "In Hebrew, these stories are called midrashim, from the root drash, "to inquire." Mid ...more
May 07, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
The Tahrir of Poems
3.71
it was amazing
The Tahrir of Poems, Seven Contemporary Egyptian Poets, translated by poet Maged Zaher is an exciting work. Three of the poets are women, four are men ...more
not set
Feb 09, 2015
 
The Art of the Poetic Line
3.98
it was amazing
This whole series is excellent. I heard James Longenbach speak from this book at AWP in NYC and I was transfixed wanting to get it all down. At the en ...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jun 28, 2008
 
Tea
4.36
really liked it
I just finished Tea from the library, I definitely want my own copy. I love his intro, how he says this is not an AIDS book. Good for him to different ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
Just Deceits
3.69
it was amazing
First time author Michael Schein ties up a story that has no answers. He writes what is a true story of a Southern American family into a compelling f ...more
Nov 07, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
 
A Simplified Map of the Real World
4.19
it was amazing
Stevan Allred was one of my first Dangerous Writing teachers back in November 2002 in Portland. This book of 15 linked stories, set in the fictional t ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
HIV, Mon Amour
4.06
really liked it
This was the first book I read of Tory Dent, it is her 2nd book. It is difficult to read, painful and very wordy. But the pain is real and reflects th ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 27, 2008
 
Healing the Wounds of Childhood: A psychologist's journey and discoveries from wretched beginnings to a thriving life
4.40
it was amazing
Healing the Wounds of Childhood is an excellent view of the introduction of somatic therapies and their history intertwined with psychotherapy. Don St ...more
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
Good Friday Kiss
4.31
really liked it
I received this book in the mail from C&R Press because I sent my manuscript to their open reading period. I was drawn to it from it's cover. I re ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
4.15
really liked it
The only reason I gave this a four rating instead of a five is that the last quarter of the book is painful to read, he goes through contortions, deci ...more
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
 
The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir
4.70
it was amazing
The PrEP Diaries gives a first hand account of the world of HIV prevention and its most current addition of what will absolutely prevent HIV, the dail ...more
May 14, 2017
May 01, 2017
 
Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson
3.22
liked it
This is a book about the life of poet James Merrill and his partner David Jackson through the eyes of their friend Alison Lurie. She became their frie ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2008
 
Lilith's Demons
4.44
it was amazing
This book is themed on Lilith, the first wife of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and her life after she was expelled. It is a susscinct and well executed ...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others
3.73
it was amazing
Love this book which is a great companion to his first Clutter Busting book. This one works with relationships and reinforces how to coach yourself to ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Jun 10, 2012
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