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Pookie Sekmet For me, writing well requires massive amounts of heavy lifting, so I can only do it for ideas or stories I feel deeply. The chaff falls away and what …moreFor me, writing well requires massive amounts of heavy lifting, so I can only do it for ideas or stories I feel deeply. The chaff falls away and what is left is what is important in life.(less)
Pookie Sekmet Two things. I'm trying to establish myself as a bit of an expert and get articles published on the dangers of fragrance and toxic products. I'm also w…moreTwo things. I'm trying to establish myself as a bit of an expert and get articles published on the dangers of fragrance and toxic products. I'm also working on fiction, namely a series of stories about a group of people whose lives are interwoven into one big story. (less)
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A new honor for my book!

I was ecstatic for Sensitive to receive another honor. It was chosen by Shelf Unbound as one of their top 100 Indie Notables for 2019. Here is a link to their magazine featuring all of the winners and my book appears on page 107. What a great-looking magazine!
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This enjoyable revenge memoir jumps back and forth in time and lacks descriptive details. The author’s father doesn’t love her. We never learn why and apparently, neither does she. She seems to blame herself for a serious accident that happened to he ...more
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The author captures place well and has a strong and believable voice. I very much appreciated the sensitive treatment of the position of women inside Israeli society during the 1970's. The book captures the hope and uplifting fervor of the early year ...more
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Everything I Never Wanted by Barbara Santarelli
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Fast-paced and full of colorful and rewarding details, this book truly transports the reader to the author's early years. The author has such a deep gift of generous description. The last part of the book felt a little rushed and more like a journal ...more
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This feels like an important book. The way the author describes the various symptoms of brain injury will surely help people to manage their own condition or that of their loved ones who might have similar injuries. I too have had brain injury and I ...more
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The author interweaves two stories. One, set in 1981, is about her first true love when she was 17. The other, set in 2000, is about the last months of her aunt's life, as she was dying of cancer. The author moves seamlessly back and forth in time to ...more
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You have to pay close attention and identify the specific things that make you ill, and then be diligent in avoiding them. I included a section at the back of the book providing guidance on how to avoid many common toxic chemicals in everyday life, a See Full Answer
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“Amy, almost five and already a secretive and acquisitive creature, devoted herself to eating the discarded chewing gum she found all over the city. Well, not exactly eat. She was old enough to understand the basic principle of gum. She would swap gum in her mouth for other gum throughout the day.”
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“I didn't see his penis as often as I did my mother's breasts, but I could pick it out of a lineup, no problem.”
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“Then, remembering how thin Dad had been, I suggested nutritional deficiencies had contributed to his rapid deterioration. My brother responded, no lie: "Yeah, probably. You can't really live on Cheez-Its and oatmeal." So here is the lesson: if you create a dope-addled son, whom you never fed properly when he was a child and who is going to inherit your largish estate, you had best not put that son in charge of your meals.”
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“I remember how they looked at me when they made me move out of their house when I was fifteen; when they met my friends at my college graduation; when they were across the conference table from me at the legal deposition. Reflected in their eyes is what they saw-a rogue turd bolus, swirling around and around and refusing to go down. If it's true that I'm locked in a decades-long death match with these people, I'm the one who's going to win. One down, one to go.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World

“We are entering a new era in which the explosion of untested chemicals in our everyday lives means that conditions like mine are in turn destined to explode in frequency. People like me cannot be marginalized forever.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World

“Then, remembering how thin Dad had been, I suggested nutritional deficiencies had contributed to his rapid deterioration. My brother responded, no lie: "Yeah, probably. You can't really live on Cheez-Its and oatmeal." So here is the lesson: if you create a dope-addled son, whom you never fed properly when he was a child and who is going to inherit your largish estate, you had best not put that son in charge of your meals.”
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“I remember how they looked at me when they made me move out of their house when I was fifteen; when they met my friends at my college graduation; when they were across the conference table from me at the legal deposition. Reflected in their eyes is what they saw-a rogue turd bolus, swirling around and around and refusing to go down. If it's true that I'm locked in a decades-long death match with these people, I'm the one who's going to win. One down, one to go.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World

“We are entering a new era in which the explosion of untested chemicals in our everyday lives means that conditions like mine are in turn destined to explode in frequency. People like me cannot be marginalized forever.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World

“I didn't see his penis as often as I did my mother's breasts, but I could pick it out of a lineup, no problem.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World

“Amy, almost five and already a secretive and acquisitive creature, devoted herself to eating the discarded chewing gum she found all over the city. Well, not exactly eat. She was old enough to understand the basic principle of gum. She would swap gum in her mouth for other gum throughout the day.”
Pookie Sekmet, Sensitive: My Journey through a Toxic World




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