This is a very compelling study of American's obsession with being "happy" and the author has some really good points about why we should re-think this trend. The only thing that annoyed me some is that he uses big words quite a lot so I had to have the dictionary handy. Still, that didn't keep me from getting quite a bit from this little book. If you've every "battled" depression or bad moods, this is an important book for you to read. Especially if you consider yourself spiritual. I highly recommend it because it helps bring understanding and acceptance to the normal range of human joy and sorrow - and explains what can be lost if we settle for "content" or "happy".
Very straight forward & interesting perspective from Judge Judy. She tells it like it is and I wish I'd had her advice at a much younger age. I liked this book and I'd recommend it especially to older teens and young women starting out. It might help a lot of women steer clear of some of the problems my generation has gotten into.
This book is an early work of Penelope Williamson (author of: The Outsider & A Wild Yearning etc.). The story is interesting and romantic -- however, I am a fan of her later work I found the writing to be choppy and not as smooth & clear as her other books. Still, the story is good and if you like historical romances you'll probably enjoy it!
From the back: Naughty child, evil child, ghost child. A pretty teenager, a wild college girl, a mother of four.... Each has had a nightmare about a terrifying child. He sings to them. He clings to them long after the dream is over. Then he leads them to a dark, secluded place where his daddy punishes them. Policewoman Laura Bernhardt has had the dream. She knows a savage killer is on the loose. Who will listen when she speaks of a ghost child who died unborn...of an evil from beyond the grave? Who will hear the ghastly screams of the dying and believe her when she cries out...
by the author of First Blood. From the back cover: Who are they? They rob his father's grave in the military cemetary. They murder the woman he loves on the highway. They hunt him through the cities and mountains of France. Peter Houston has sworn a blood oath to exact vengeance. And to stay alive. But first he must track down his tormentors. It is a discovery that will astonish him. And possibly destroy him.
From the cover: The Bog: To a small English village, it is a vast organic presence, as ancient as time itself and seething with hidden life and forbidden legends. To it's victims, it is a nameless horror beyond description, a razor-toothed evil, rising up from the murky depths to feast on human prey. To archaeologist David Macauley and his family, it is the ultimate scientific mystery -- and the ultimate experiment in terror.....
From the cover: Nathan Stone, the man they called The Gunfighter, lay dead in the dust of an El Paso street. The Sandlin gand kicked up that dust as they rode back laughing into Mexico, where the U.S. law couldn't touch them and local law didn't want to.