MY BOOK REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes by Andrew M. Lobaczewski - What is evil? Where does it come from? Why do certain people, groups and societies act unjustly and destructively? A unique psychologist lived it, sacrificed greatly to participate in secret studies, and barely succeeded in publishing this challenging, profound book with implications for all of us. It promotes a growing new scientific discipline that technically studies how, throughout history, psychopathological people have deceptively manipulated ideologies, institutions and people to dominate the rest of us. And it explores wise strategies for breaking the cycle by bolstering resistance and supporting leadership structures that ensure sustainable humane coexistence.
Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn - How does work fit into history? How did our jobs come about to be the way they are and why do so many of us find them so unsatisfying? Quinn explains the origins of work, the various work systems and structures, and offers methods for melding occupation with human needs. Learn the roots of discontent with our work world and a fascinating new way of working in this short, concise book about a whole new paradigm of fulfilling and satisfying work structures, offering information and practical actions you can take.
I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline
Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. & Hal Straus - Learn about this crucial personality disorder of our times and how it effects relationships, how to recognize it, how to handle it, and what to do about it. This book can be a tremendous help to many people in difficult relationships.
What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles - This book will explain to you why the current system of finding jobs doesn't work well and what you can do about it. It has been named one of the most influential books by the Library of Congress and is published yearly to help people find the career of their dreams. See why it has inspired so many people to change their lives for the better.
Crashing the Party: How to Tell the Truth and Still Run for President by Ralph Nader - This book tells the story of Ralph Nader's 2000 campaign for the presidency and reveals a great deal of the corruption within the American political system. At the same time, it offers hope and solutions shared by one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century.
Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy - A collection of hilarious, wacky letters written to various people and organizations, a surprising number of which respond. The intro is by Jerry Seinfeld and I suspect he actually wrote these letters, but nobody knows for sure. These always make me laugh out loud, along with almost everyone else I've read them to.