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Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters
University Of Chicago Press
I Wish I Had Bought It!
I might as well admit up front that I didn't buy this book. In fact, Ted Cohen gave me a complementary inscribed copy so that I could reinvigorate my cocktail party repetoire of jokes (my wife says this book will add at least 5 years to our marriage). But for all of you who read this review, you should know that I intend to buy a few dozen copies to distribute to my best friends. And not ...
The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom, New Edition
Fascinating and a great read!
As someone who is interested in issues of culture and language, I gobbled up this book like candy!It is terrificly fun to read--as interesting and engaging as a novel. Whil most of the anecdotes recounted in this book concern the classroom, I think it is of equal interest to people who work with others of diverse backgrounds in medical, mental health, and other settings. I have recommended this ...
With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality
Paul R. Abramson
Steven D. Pinkerton
Oxford University Press, USA
This is an intriguing book, provocative in its content and noteworthy in its presentation. In terms of presentation, the book is not just social science or behavioral science but has something of the flavor of a legal brief. That is, the authors are concerned not only to expand a reader's conception of human sexuality but to argue that such an expanded conception is a good thing. They militate ...
Thoughts on the Suzuki Piano School: A Suzuki Method Symposium (About Suzuki)
Suzuki Method International
good but short
not long enough not enough depth more like a pamphlet much more info in Suzuki Violinist by Starr
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony
If you are looking for a short, exquisite book about humanity and life and science (and the connection among all three) look no further. Lewis Thomas gives just the right touch, always keeping the writing at the educated layman's level. Starting with an outdated plea for peace (the USSR was still semi-viable at this time) he touches on human senses - sight, smell, hearing, touch, language - and ...
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Faith with a realistic and humorous view
The author is honest in her faith stating her errors, doubts and where and how she applies her faith. She shows us she is human and does it through humor and downright first rate honesty. Had difficulties putting the book down. Enjoyed it thoroughly and very applicable for these difficult times.
Thoughts on Interaction Design
Chicken Soup for the Designer's Soul
As an interaction designer trying to find my place in the world, I typically am the sole designer on a team or the single designer in an organization. I enjoy evangelizing the power of design, however, feeling like you have to constantly explain and justify your existence can become tiresome. Whenever I forget that other designers exist or feel like the ugly duckling among swans, I pick up ...
New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement
Rutgers University Press
New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement is a terrific treatment of one of the most influential literary phenomena of the late 20th century. The Introduction alone is worth the price of the book. Addressing both the weaknesses and strengths of the BAM in a balanced and truly revisionary fashion, this collection will make a mark. And it's a good read, too!
On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this endless array of decisions. We don?t want to rationally deliberate every choice we make, and thanks to these cognitive rules of thumb, we don?t need to. Yet these hard-wired shortcuts, mental wonders though they may be, ...
Fear Not: Thoughts on Courage
Chronicle Books LLC Staff
Finding peace in ourselves and in our world has never been easy. This beautifully illustrated little volume gathers history?s best advice for conquering fears and inspiring fortitude. The result is an honest and uplifting antidote to the troubles of difficult times. Fear Not includes comforting words of wisdom from such diverse voices as Tennessee Williams, the Cowardly Lion, Georgia O?Keeffe, Anne Lammott, and Eleanor Roosevelt, facing down our ...
Thoughts On the Education of Daughters, with Reflections On Female Conduct in the More Important Duties of ...
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Thoughts on family worship
James W. 1804-1859 Alexander
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and ...
'I Won't Learn from You': And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment
Herbert R. Kohl
New Press, The
Kohl's Fabulous Book
"I Won't Learn from You": And Other Thoughts on Creative MaladjustmentWhat an inspiring book for educators who need insight into why some students chose not to learn. Authentic stories and personal narrative make this book superb.
Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet
State University of New York Press
Repetitive but important
This is a good primer on Enlightenment thinking. Bayle begins his argument by saying that phenomenon traditionally understood as miraculous (comets, eclipses) could and should be understood as completely naturalistic events. Bayle applies similar logic to politics, arguing that governance is an earthly matter and should therefore also be divorced from any divine references. Bayle's general ...
Thoughts on the East (A New Directions Bibelot)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Snipped from Merton's other writings
This brief (84pp) book, pieces together a few writings from Thomas Merton with introduction by George Woodcock. This is not Merton systematically writing and rather uneven. Sometimes it seems shallow ("My opinion is you never find happiness till you stop looking for it"). I think it is best when Merton contrasts the Eastern religion with his own Christian experience as a monk, especially in ...
Classical and Modern Thought on International Relations: From Anarchy to Cosmopolis (Palgrave MacMillan ...
In the tradition of the English School of International Relations theory, this book seeks to show how continuities in international politics outweigh the changes. The author demonstrates how the world is neither one of anarchy, as put forward by realists, nor is it a fully cosmopolitan order, as argued by those on the other side of the theoretical spectrum. Instead, it is a world of states who acknowledge a set of moral constraints that exists ...
Late Thoughts on an Old War: The Legacy of Vietnam
Philip D. Beidler
University of Georgia Press
A Must Read, Especially Now
How quickly we forget. The "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" and Ted Sampley run John Kerry through the mill for his "betrayal" of the troops who served in Vietnam in his testimony in the Senate in 1971. Dr. Beidler reminds us that it wasn't the soldiers that were to blame for the atrocity that was the Vietnam War but the blind stupidity of the political and military leadership that led to, and ...
Thoughts on Landscape: Collected Writings and Interviews
Just received this small paperback book entitled Thoughts on Landscape by the photographer Frank Gohlke. If you make photographs, regardless of the content, you should have this book. Gohlke does a wonderful job of expressing what's on his mind when he trips the camera shutter, and what goes on before and after. The writing is down to earth, articulate, and insightful from a photographer that has ...
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John
J.C. Ryle in General
Having very carefully reviewed J.C. Ryle's commentary on St. Matthew's Gospel...and I do mean carefully, I have found him to be matchless for simplicity and depth of insight. I have begun St. John's Gospel and am unsurprised by this classical, pan-Protestant exposition of the Gospels. Here and there is an evangelical Anglican note or two. He appears to be arguing against the ritualist and ...
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