Jane Thompson

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Born in Oklahoma, I went to high school there and to Oklahoma University, where I received an MA. I worked at several different jobs, as a teacher, social worker, paralegal, and finally, as a writer.

When I was 37, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which did much to explain my inability to hold onto a job. I spent five years, without the internet or books, looking for the right medications. Finally, in 1988, I checked myself into Parkland, in Dallas, and was given the correct meds for me. Since then I have been stable, and have written books in an attempt to help others.

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I just read the comments on my books for the first time. I laughed so hard; one person says on "Sugar and Salt" that it is excellent, that she has never read a better book on the subject. Meanwhile, the other one says she found the book so boring and frustrating that she wanted to throw it in the fire! Different strokes.

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness by Ralph J. Temple
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ACLU Story

This is a good book. The author tells of his theories of the meaning of the bill of rights and throws in some light heartedness, such as his review of us grandkids play.
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True Crime Story

This is a good book on true crime. It is the story of a several million dollar robbery and its aftermath. Several of the robber
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What Happens When We Die? by Sam Parnia
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Research Study

Another book by Parnia on the subject of Near Death experiences. I found this book to be less convicing. He seems so eager.to.believe that these are real. It seems to me that he is grasping at straws.
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Homicide by David Simon
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True Crime Story

This is an absolutely astounding book. It is amazing that the author was able to get so much detail and the essence of relationships. This really is how cold sound and how they work.
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My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
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Stroke Story

Interesting, engaging memoir. The author tells the story
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Erasing Death by Sam Parnia
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After Death Story

This is a very interesting book.It is full of new ideas to me, because I am not in healthcare now..It is well written.but the ideas can be hard to grasp. The author's idea concerning stsndardization seem to be right. IT causes one to
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Ike and Monty by Norman Gelb
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Furious Hours by Casey Cep
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Harper Lee Story

This is a very good book. It is simply the story of Harper LEe
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Blood Games by Jerry Bledsoe
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True Crime Story

This is a very good true crime book. It explains a murder that would seem y to be common and easily solved. Theauthor goes into great detail to explain how this murder occurred and the reasons for it.
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The Longest Year by Victor Brooks
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World War II Story

A good look at a single year of the war. The author has done too job of research and conveys small events of the conflict well. It.is interesting and tells.a story.well
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“Included in the Presqueville is the Cathedrale St.-Jean, a church built during medieval times, including both Romanesque and Gothic styles; its nave, with its flying buttresses flinging out their support as the walls sweep toward the heavens”
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“The endless, agonizing recycling of what might have been, soon followed by a litany of rationalizations and self-deceptions as you struggle to reconcile the void between the person you want to be and the person you fear you are..”
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“Included in the Presqueville is the Cathedrale St.-Jean, a church built during medieval times, including both Romanesque and Gothic styles; its nave, with its flying buttresses flinging out their support as the walls sweep toward the heavens”
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“The buildings, covered by red tiled roofs, undulate over the hillsides like a drift of wildflowers.”
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“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles




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Jane Thompson Majenta wrote: "Hello, Jane! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great weekend and new week ahead, going into August. Blessings!
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Majenta wrote: "Hello, Jane! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great weekend and new week ahead, going into August. Blessings!
Best wis..."

Thanks,Majenta.Good to hear from you. JANE


Majenta Hello, Jane! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great weekend and new week ahead, going into August. Blessings!
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