I really hope you'll get it, read it, and tell your friends. It's as though it were specifically designed to manipulate the pleasure centers of exactly the kind of oddballs who visit and write this site. The latter seems more probable. Cleese, a former patient of Skynner's, confines himself largely to the role of straight man in their dialogue, although he, too, offers insights.
Together they expand the idea of the healthy individual raised in a healthy family becoming a contributor to a healthy society. Particularly relevant is their astute analysis of our society's attitudes toward directness, money, celebrity and winning.
The authors go on to discuss values, religion, death and change, all with an ingratiating lack of dogmatism. It downloaded for me, but I had to try a couple of times. It's a brilliant and beautiful book for insomniacs, that I can say. We prefer to beef up our Facebook and Twitter pages with witty quotes, at least until someone invents a way to impress people with an electronic bookshelf. I've read the first page, which has several amusing lines already. It's written in the first person this chapter, at least , and our hero's spouse is European, it turns out, instead of youknowwhat like youknowwho.
I downloaded the book, no prob and thank you, Mike but apparently had no way to open it. However, I then downloaded. Jon, thanks for the heads up. The fulfillment department is working on it and will be sure to figure out a way to get you a copy that works. Commenter Jon, Sorry about that--I don't think the. Anybody who has any such problems, just get in touch via Jon Schwarz, and we'll figure something out.
I'll get you a version you can read. Title and author duly noted. I'll order the book later in paperback.
Novels are meant to be held and tenderly caressed on sofas, beds and toilets-- blogs are the only literature appropriate for online. Cemmcs, I was delighted to see that you'd downloaded it!
Adobe Digital Editions works for me with. I think it's free, like Acrobat.
Michael Gerber's satirical mystery Life After Death for Beginners stars Tom Larkin , an impossibly famous rock icon who dies tragically at the hands of a deranged. Michael Gerber's satirical novel Life After Death for Beginners follows Tom Larkin , an impossibly famous rock icon who dies at the hands of a.
Paul, you can buy the book at Amazon right now. It's in the Ingram database, too, so I suspect your local bookstore will have it come up on their computer as well. If not now, in a matter of days; my printer says it can take a bit for the information to disseminate. The print version looks great--nice cover, nice design--but I couldn't figure out how to get it to people for free, which is why I didn't offer it yesterday. Hope you like it! Hey Mike - just read the first few chapters, really enjoyed it so far - and i probably only get half the Beatles references.
Speaking of matters of life and death - and I recognize this is only tangentially related to the thread's main topic - I'd like to bring this text by Jacob Needleman , professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University, to the attention of the kind of oddballs that visit and write this site:.
I had effectively made my life miserable and I was doing a really great job of it. I had failed to see all the great things in my life.
I was so busy focusing on the bad -- which so many of us have been programmed to do -- that I was missing the amazingness I was surrounded by. I was missing the smiles on my daughter's faces. I was missing the love in my husbands eyes and I was wasting my days being a victim. I realized that by simply changing my perspective I was able to change my entire life.
Ya know, afraid of "settin' 'em off". I like to think this is because we've oozed our weltanschauung all over Mike and he's thanking us. A short nap with no dream, you wake up and it feels like you've been sleeping a long time, when in reality it's only been about 15 minutes. Wendy rated it really liked it Jul 14, Kim is currently reading it Jun 21,
Thankfully, one day, I started to consider how lucky my dad was that he didn't suffer. How grateful I was that he was beamingly happy until his very last second of life.
I thought about how blessed we were to have all been together dancing, drinking and having one of the greatest nights in a long time on the very night he died. I started to think about how lucky my mom was that she didn't have any financial worries and that she was a healthy capable woman that has a whole life ahead of her.
I wondered about how free and happy my dad is -- wherever he is -- and am grateful that I can still feel him in my heart and soul. I realized that waking up everyday and taking a breath is gift enough to be grateful for and that every single day is the first day of the rest of your life if but only if, you choose to make it that way. I realized with great distinction that I hold they key to my very own happiness and that I have a choice.
I have a choice to live a happy life or, the option to play the victim and spend the rest of my days feeling sorry for myself and being miserable. I recognized that I had allowed my circumstance to become the way it was but what was even more profound was the realization that I am also able to transform it into whatever I want it to be. I make the rules and nobody else in my life. I choose who I want around and how much of myself I want to give and guess what Jeff Raymond marked it as to-read Oct 11, Line marked it as to-read May 08, Issy marked it as to-read Aug 22, Amelia added it Mar 30, Kim is currently reading it Jun 21, Megan marked it as to-read Jul 02, Sid marked it as to-read Mar 21, Kathryn added it Sep 09, Kasey marked it as to-read Oct 16, Cat marked it as to-read Mar 07, Pandahanna marked it as to-read Mar 21, Tarz marked it as to-read Sep 08, Peacegal marked it as to-read Oct 26, Kaiti marked it as to-read Jan 01, Bonnie Bledsoe marked it as to-read Jan 19, Manase N marked it as to-read Jan 22, Angie Bee marked it as to-read Apr 10,