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  • Robin Schaap - Don't be the only one not to know..A few days ago I was invited to a big party by people I just recently met. Not really knowing anyone there I was standing by the drinks for a while, trying to get a feel of the crowd. When I finally decided to step towards a group of interesting looking folks they quickly scattered away with a frightened look on their faces. At first I felt hurt. Was it my cologne? Did my reputation precede me again? ..It was far worse.. I suddenly felt a tap on my shoulder and when I turned around, I was standing face to face with a huge ship that had sneaked up on me. I panicked, but I didn't have any idea what to do, so I just stood there, frozen. The ship looked at me for a while and then just started yapping on and on about mussels and seagulls and whatnot. I couldn't get a word in edgewise, let alone change the subject. To my horror I was stuck for the entire evening with this huge ship that everyone else avoided so easily. Apparently I was the only one in the room that didn't know how to do that. When in the end of the evening it started to hint it needed her "sinking fixed" and poked me while saying it was feeling "ship horney" and wanted to test my "bow thruster" I knew I had to run for my life. I barely escaped in one piece, so the first thing I did when I was safe at home was order this book. Never again will I be the only one at the party not knowing how to avoid these horrible huge ships, they're lousy conversationalists.
  • Meredith L. - It works! It works!I am so grateful for this book and what I have learned from it. For the past two months I have followed the diet about 90 percent of the time, and my psoriasis is almost completely gone!! I'd had it for over five years on my scalp, and most recently it spread to cover my head, back, stomach, ears, underarms and more. My scalp was so bad I went for TWO YEARS without getting a haircut because I was too embarrassed to let my stylist see my scalp. As others have mentioned, it is not easy to stick to the diet, but IT IS SO WORTH IT IN THE END. I also drank the saffron tea and slippery elm bark tea, and took some supplements and probiotics. I did not give up coffee, though! It took about a month before I saw any improvement whatsoever, but once it began, my healing just seemed to snowball and my skin cleared very fast. I was expecting it to take longer. I am over the moon!!! I can't get over how smooth my skin is; it feels so different now! :)

    I am like the many others who had tried multiple dermatologists, scary steroid medications, every over-the-counter medication and medicated shampoo under the sun, spent endless hours on Google reading about and trying various home remedies such as apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, sulfate-free shampoos, all-natural body care products, and who knows what else. Nothing worked, and thanks to this book, I understand why. I truly believe that Dr. Pagano is correct about the root of the problem being internal and in the gut, as he describes.

    I have to say that not only did my psoriasis clear, but I felt great on the diet even though it was tough to stick to only the recommended foods. Now my challenge is to see which foods I can reintroduce back into my diet without breaking out again. Thank you so much, Dr. Pagano. I will tell anybody I meet who is suffering from psoriasis to get this book!
  • P. McCoy "Friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob" - Finally Able to Install This SoftwareI've been using Quicken software for several years, through all kinds of different "permutations". Generally, I like the way the software operates. What I don't like is having to figure out the new layout after I've gotten used to the previous version(s). Quicken has always been an excellent way for me to monitor my finances.

    I'll probably update this review, later, as I continue to familiarize myself with the updated software.
  • C. M Mills "Michael Mills" - Salinger" is an oral biography of the famous author of "The Catcher in the Rye"Jerome David Salinger (1919-2010) is an enigma wrapped inside a mystery. Salinger is one of the most interior, esoteric authors to ever grace the American literary landscape. Salinger's classic "The Catcher in the Rye" (his only full-length novel) was a bombshell in the staid world of publishing. The 1951 bestseller was and is a smash selling millions of copies throughout the world. The narrator of that novel is Holden Caulfield, a boarding school teenager, who rebels against conformity and voices the hopes and aspirations of the young. The slim volume has inspired the likes of Mark David Chapman the assassin of John Lennon in 1980 and John Hinckley who failed to kill President Reagan. The book is a classic of dialogue and the thoughts of an observant adolescence.
    Salinger was the son of a Roman Catholic mother who converted to Judaism and a Jewish father who was distant to the boy.
    He grew up in a wealthy Park Avenue neighborhood. Salinger was a cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy and was a college dropout from Columbia.
    the most salient time in the man's life was in World War II. Salinger took part in five major battles in Europe including the landing on D-Day on June 6, 1944 and the bloody battles of the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. Salinger was a member of CIC whose task was to interview captured Germans and civilians. Salinger wrote constantly during the war using an old typewriter. Salinger was a victim of post traumatic stress disorder spending time in a mental institution. His first wife Sylvia may have been a spy for the Gestapo. The couple divorced after less than one year of marriage.
    Salinger returned to New York in 1945. He realized h is boyhood dream of being published as a short story author in the prestigious "New Yorker" under the editorship of William Shawn. Salinger had always been in love with Oona the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill. They wrote during the war and the relationship was platonic. She married Charlie Chaplin giving birth to eight children. Salinger's fiction reflects the unrequited torch he carried for Ooona, Salinger had three wives who were all many years younger than he. His son Matthew was close to his Dad but daughter Margaret found him to be an indifferent parent. His most notable affair was with young Joyce Maynard a Yale dropout who has written of her experiences with the famous reclusive author.
    Salinger left the New York publishing milieu for rural Cornish New Hampshire where he lived until his death at ninety-one in 2010. The author's last published work was 1965. Salinger did continue to write and many of his works are going to be posthumously published. Salinger became interested in health faddism and eastern/mystical religion.
    Salinger was a complex person! He could be kind and funny but was also a massive egocentric man who built a cocoon around himself and his work. Salinger preferred to work alone in a small building on his property neglecting his wife and children.
    Salinger hated to be interviewed and could be cruel to persons he no longer needed to meet his selfish ends.
    The book is rich in quotes. A sampling:
    "Of all the days for someone to be initiated into combat, Jerome David Salinger's was D-Day."-p. 3. A quote b y E.G. Miller
    "Salinger's mother was extremely overprotective."-p. 37. A quote by co-author David Shields.
    "For the rest of his life, Salinger was haunted by his love affair that didn't happen."-p. 91. Paul Alexander's comment on Salinger's relationship with Oona O'Neill Chaplin.
    "One of the great stories of literary history is the meeting of Ernest Hemingway and J. D. Salinger in Paris."-p. 110. An observation by Ohn. C. Unrue.
    The book is a companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary on J. D. Salinger. It consists of oral comments by a wide range of people who knew Salinger or are literary critics familiar with his works. The book is, therefore, not a chronological history but is a prism lens through which the reader is allowed to gain insight into one of America's most important twentieth century authors. Salinger's output was small but his literary influence is great.
    "Salinger" by David Shields and Shane Salerno has taken some harsh reviews since its publication (most notably in "The New Yorker") but I admit to having enjoyed it! The volume is filled with photographs and the chapters dealing with World War II are riveting. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Salinger and literature in post World War II America.
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