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The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul
The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Price: £8.54

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity, 27 July 2015
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Dr Rankin is in a great position to enlighten people but this book doesn't do it.

It starts by telling you how fear will make you ill or kill you. Then it tells you that research shows that'll only happen if you believe it will.

Well by the time you've read the first part of this book you absolutely believe it will.

By the time you get halfway through you are wading through story after story of people to whom amazing things have happened. Which would be great if any of them could be validated. A tirade of tales of people knowing something they couldn't have known without some kind of psychic influence could be collected from a Facebook request and it would be no more valid than this.

By the end of the book Dr Rankin sounds like she's completely away with the fairies. There is no shortage of Courage Cultivating Exercises but they are plonked all over the place and many are forgettable or impractical. Some sort of structure would be useful as would fewer quotes from her friends.

To her credit, Dr Rankin's suggested downloads are all free on her website so it doesn't seem that she's out to fleece anyone but it does seem that she started writing this with little idea where it was going.


The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live - and How You Can Change Them
The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live - and How You Can Change Them
by Sharon Begley
Edition: Paperback

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good...but could have been excellent, 5 Jun. 2012
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This is a really good read in that it shows scientific evidence for things which until now you could only hope were true.

The book explains you can change your brain and I was encouraged to know there are things you can do to alter the way you approach things.

However, the big problem with it is, it's all about the research with just the last chapter telling you how to work on your brain.

We know the author is a scientist and I for one would trust his research to be robust but I didn't need to know all the ups and downs along the way.

I wanted to know more about how to use what he has uncovered.

Most advice of this kind is from gurus and people who appoint themselves as experts, when in reality they are just out to make money from books, talks, therapies and health spas. If a scientist was to offer really worthwhile help, it would top anything already out there.

If Richard Davidson produced a follow up in which the balance of research to self-help advice was the other way round it would be a must read.
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Cloughie: Walking on Water
Cloughie: Walking on Water
by Brian Clough
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All over the place, 26 Aug. 2011
He must have been drunk when he wrote this one. It jumps backwards and forwards from one subject to another all the way through. Very strange book. It is quite fun to read but bear in mind writing was not strong point.


Thanks For Nothing
Thanks For Nothing
by Jack Dee
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Droll, deadpan, brilliant, 3 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Thanks For Nothing (Hardcover)
This book reads just like Jack Dee talks. It's completely him.

I loved it.

Those who didn't like it are probably the sort who find Phil Jupitas funny.


For Pete's Sake: The Peter Taylor Story, Vol. 1: The Backstreets to the Baseball Ground
For Pete's Sake: The Peter Taylor Story, Vol. 1: The Backstreets to the Baseball Ground
by Wendy Dickinson
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good, 2 May 2011
A real behind the scenes look into a great era. This book tells you about the dirty end as well as the stuff we knew about.

It does make you feel like you get to know Peter Taylor, which, I imagine, given his nature, was not easy for outsiders. You also get to know what one or two directors were like.

I really enjoyed this book. It's so earthy and real. It explains how Clough and Taylor worked together but it's not a hagiography.

How they fell out must be really interesting. I do hope that is explained in volume two.


The Complete Photographer
The Complete Photographer
by Tom Ang
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment, 1 Nov. 2010
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No use for an amateur. This seems mostly designed for the author to show off how well travelled he is. As far as learning tips, that's great so long as you can pop over to Mumbai whenever necessary.
Many of the more interesting images are too small so it is not even good to flick through.


M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - The Reverse Therapy Approach
M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - The Reverse Therapy Approach
by John Eaton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only one snag....it doesn't work, 19 Jun. 2008
It all sounds fine but once you've spent a fortune on treatment and nothing happens, the implication is it's all your fault.

It's difficult for them to go wrong on that basis. The fact is it did absolutely nothing for me but cost me an awful lot of money.

Reverse therapists used to talk about clinical trials that will prove it works. They have gone very quiet about that lately. I think I know why.
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