Parkinson Pete on Living and Dying with Parkinson’s Disease is a direct, honest, and sometimes funny assessment of what it can be like to face a life and a death with a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s. Most of the writers of the books Pete reviewed in Parkinson Pete’s Bookshelves dealt exclusively with the easy early stages of the disease. Then they mumbled…

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Writing Matters by Peter G. Beidler

For several years, Peter G. Beidler’s Writing Matters has been a popular textbook for high school and college students. In the revised second edition of Writing Matters  (230 pages), Beidler improves on the first by presenting an expanded section on editing. Many students dread writing essays because no one has bothered to break down the…

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Risk Teaching by Peter G. Beidler

Risk Teaching: Reflections from Inside and Outside the Classroom (250 pages), by Peter G. Beidler, is a retrospective of an award-winning college professor’s teaching career.  Both students and teachers can learn from its valuable insights. “Strongly worth considering for any teacher who often finds themselves overwhelmed by their profession, Risk Teaching is a solid and…

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Destination Tent City by Mark Feuerer

Destination Tent City, AZ (168 pages), is an account of one woman’s experiences after she is arrested for drinking and driving, “as told to” Mark Feuerer. “This timely book should serve as a document to hasten the end of Arpaio’s brutal reign and Arizona’s overzealous policy of making money from—and routinely ruining the lives of—people…

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Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies: Origins and Originality 328 pp, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-60381-075-3 Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies, by Peter G. Beidler, is a collection of essays that represents nearly forty years of scholarly research. **CLICK THE IMAGE TO ORDER ** Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies has received generous advance praise from many renowned Chaucerian scholars. Here is a sampling: “Reading…

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