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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Cannabis Use Survey

Cannabis Use Survey: Confessions, Insights, and Opinions compiles the results of a survey designed by Drs. Laurie K. Mischley and Michelle Sexton (288 pages). “Cannabis Use Survey is utterly fascinating to browse from cover to cover.”  Read more…. —Clint’s Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review Sixty percent of the American public agree that cannabis use should be…

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Minding the Muse by Priscilla Long

In Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (128 pages), Priscilla Long shares her secrets to harnessing the creative gift, increasing productivity, and handling the business aspects of the creative life. Minding the Muse is a practical handbook for the artist or writer—highly experienced, aspiring, or somewhere in between. Long…

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So You Think You’re Crazy by Frank Machovec

In So You Think You’re Crazy: Reassurance About Everyday Hang-Ups (218 pages), psychologist Frank Machovec, PhD, defines the true meaning of “crazy” and suggests methods of coping with anxiety and stress in the 21st century. “As a seasoned licensed therapist, I found this book to be a great summary of major theories of psychology and…

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How to Survive Being Alive by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D.

How to Survive Being Alive (212 pages), by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D., a groundbreaking guide to coping with stress, permanently changed the dialog between doctor and patient. After its first release in 1977, many more doctors began to consider their patients’ physical and mental states, rather than simply treating symptoms. This edition…

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