Tag: depression

Oct 16

Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Humor doesn’t always work well in books, especially if the comedian is used to stand up. But Jenny Lawson works well in the written word. Her tone comes through, her humor works and instead of feeling like I was reading the depressing memoir of …

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Jan 23

Chickens Don’t Really Cry.

Nov 15

Book Review: Choice Theory

Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom by William Glasser My best summary of Choice Theory is that unhappiness almost always results from an unsatisfactory relationship, and unsatisfactory relationships almost always involve one person trying to control the other. You can’t control another person, you can only give them information.* This book expands this …

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Jun 21

Book Review: The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan This is a very important book for anyone who cares at all about American history and/or American political policy. It chronicles the dust bowl from when it was nothing but Comanche-owned grassland until the end of …

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Jan 04

Book Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini This is a great little story of redemption and hope. Craig, an over-achieving boy who just got into a prestigious high school, is in over his head. After spending a year studying for the test to get into his school, Craig finds that the school’s rigorous …

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