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Becoming Orgasmic: A sexual and personal growth pr&hellip by Julia R. Heiman
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I would highly recommend this book to any woman who had never had or has difficulties acheiving orgasm. It recognises the anxieties and doubts caused by such difficulties, the sense of being 'abnormal' in some way and gently and thoughtfully guides the reader through a series of physical and psychological exercises, along the way giving useful factual information. I didn't find it wordy or cumbersome but thorough and encouraging. It emphasises individuality and that readers may take as long as they need at each stage without feeling pressurised to achieve and set themselves up to fail in the process. I liked the way that the psychological and physical aspects of the sexual experience are… Read more
Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A friend who is interested in mental health issues recommended this to me. I've worked in General Practice in the UK for 15 years and found this direct, unsentimental, honest and raw account of the experience of depression and alcoholism informative and, at times, intensely moving. This should be required reading for all health professionals and may also be very helpful for sufferers and their family and friends. Brampton is rightly angry about the stigma attached to depression and talks of her relief when she is finally told she is 'ill'. She is realistic and pragmatic as she explores, in an accesible way, some current ideas about the causes of depression as well as suggesting a number of… Read more
I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential reading, 28 May 2006
I came upon this beautiful, unique book whilst searching for arabic poetry. The style is sometimes poetic but there's also raw experience,a reasoned,almost gentle questioning of the Israeli occupation and a sense of injustice on such a scale that it cannot be ignored. Much more effective than any textbook and more moving than any TV documentary. Read it.