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    1. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    $13.74
    2. Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live
    $16.47
    3. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters:
    $9.56
    4. A Child Called "It": One Child's
    $87.55
    5. Win Your Child Custody War: Child
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    6. The Proper Care and Feeding of
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    7. Marriages & Families: Making
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    8. The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy:
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    9. Parenting With Love And Logic
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    10. Supernanny: How to Get the Best
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    11. Siblings Without Rivalry: How
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    12. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's
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    13. Understanding the Borderline Mother:
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    14. Love First: A New Approach to
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    15. Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step
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    16. Beyond Codependency: And Getting
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    17. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the
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    18. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
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    19. Life Laughs: The Naked Truth about
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    20. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips

    1. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    by Scribner
    Paperback (09 January, 2006)
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    Isbn: 074324754X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Jeannette Walls's father always called her "Mountain Goat" and there's perhaps no more apt nickname for a girl who navigated a sheer and towering cliff of childhood both daily and stoically. In Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Transparency
    I read this book several months ago, and I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.So it wasn't until I was laying in bed this evening that this thought finally connected in my mind.
    5-0 out of 5 stars unique
    reminded me of Angela's ashes.Painful, yet humourous and very enjoyable to read.She keeps it matter-of-fact and it tugs on your heart without being sentimental.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of growing up with my dear old Mom
    Somehow childern in abusive situations seem to maintain their sense of humor, despite what is happening around them and to them.
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    Subjects:  1. Alcohol Abuse    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Case studies    7. Childhood Memoir    8. Children of alcoholics    9. Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities    10. Family Development    11. Literary    12. Personal Memoirs    13. Problem families    14. United States    15. Welch    16. West Virginia    17. Women    18. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


    2. Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose
    by Nelson Books
    Hardcover (12 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 078521836X
    Sales Rank: 87
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Huge Disappointment
    I bought this book as soon as I saw it because I have always loved Robin and her deep passion for being a mother.I started reading right away and couldn't believe how this book has little to no substance.I'm not really interested in how she met Phil and where she worked, we all have these stories.I thought this would be more about her convictions and devotion to her family.Instead I was bored, not interested and quickly realized this book was an ego boost more than a helpful read.I have yet to finish because it is so difficult to trudge through.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book
    I have to say this is a great book and i really enjoyed it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Women
    Inside My Heart is a must-read for women, and I mean all women...single, married, those who stay home, those who work outside the home and those who do both.Robin's story inspires us to tune into our own inner voice, our intuition and to stand up when we know we're right.Robin McGraw uses her story to show us that none of us lead perfect lives, but we have the tools to handle life's challenges and to overcome them with grace.You will be able to relate to one or more of Robin's experiences and use it to improve your own life.Don't put off reading this book, it is a true inspiration! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Christian Life    2. Christian women    3. Christianity - Christian Life - General    4. Family & Relationships    5. Family Development    6. Family Relationships    7. Family/Marriage    8. Inspirational    9. Motivational & Inspirational    10. Parenting - General    11. Religious life    12. Biography & Autobiography / Women   


    3. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
    by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
    Hardcover (25 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1596980125
    Sales Rank: 232
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Never understood How important a Dad really is.
    I am the father of two little girls, three and four months old. I want to be the best dad that I can possibly be and I believe that this book will really help me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For fathers and their friends who have daughters
    A very important book. It speaks the truth.I'm buying twenty copies so I can hand them out to my friends who have daughters.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Attention, Fathers of daughters!
    Dr. Meg Meeker has written an important book for fathers in the 21st century. I purchased this book to pass on to a young father that I know and I'm hopeful his family will benefit from it.
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    Subjects:  1. Child Development And Rearing    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Family Relationships    5. Family/Marriage    6. Fatherhood    7. Fathers and daughters    8. Parenting - Fatherhood    9. Current Events / General   


    4. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
    Paperback (01 September, 1995)
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    Isbn: 1558743669
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It." This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of the author as a young boy being starved, stabbed, smashed face-first into mirrors, forced to eat the contents of his sibling's diapers and a spoonful of ammonia, and burned over a gas stove by a maniacal, alcoholic mom. Sometimes she claimed he had violated some rule--no walking on the grass at school!--but mostly it was pure sadism. Inexplicably, his father didn't protect him; only an alert schoolteacher saved David. One wants to learn more about his ordeal and its aftermath, and now he's written a sequel, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a story about a young David.His life was practically perfect and then it all changed.His mother beats him from age 4-12!It's horrible, but it is such a great book.You will cry when he cries, and you will hurt when he hurts, but you will feel his angry and hate for his mother when he does!
    5-0 out of 5 stars A story about a Brave child
    I read this book in 2 days, less then 24 hours. I was so touched by David's strength that he had from a very young age. It's hard to believe anyone especially someone's mother would do the kind of things she did to David. It's sickening and sad. I am glad David decided to tell his story, as I'm sure it has helped other people. I am currently reading David'd 2nd book the lost boy and hope to get hid 3rd book as well as his brother Richards books
    5-0 out of 5 stars "A Child Called 'it' " is a good read!
    "A Child Called 'it' " is a book about a young boy,David, who is severely beaten by horrible, cruel mother.No one knew the purpose of this,(the beatings) but it maybe she was taking out her anger from her constant fights with her husband or maybe she is just very frustrated with having all the respnsobilities of being a normal,kind, and caring mother to all of David's other siblings.Although it was extremely unlikley for David to survive, his hope & faith kept him alive.
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    Subjects:  1. Abuse - General    2. Abused children    3. Abusive mothers    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. California    9. Children of alcoholics    10. Daly City    11. Family relationships    12. General    13. Pelzer, David J    14. Personal Memoirs    15. Specific Groups - Special Needs    16. Child abuse    17. Self-Help / General   


    5. Win Your Child Custody War: Child Custody Help Source Book--A How-To System for People Serious About the Welfare of Their Child (11th Edition)
    by Pale Horse Publishing
    Paperback (July, 2004)
    list price: $87.55 -- our price: $87.55
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    Isbn: 1587470845
    Sales Rank: 19218
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great information, Easy to read, Well organized
    Remarkable. Because each case is so different it would be useless to present this information in any other form.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 star easy!Highly recommended for its priceless content!
    I wish someone would have recommended this book at the start of my divorce and custody dispute. This book is by far the best resource book for custody disputes and surviving a divorce. At first glance one would think that it is a bit expensive. However, once you receive it you will be thankful that you did. You could combine numerous other books in this genre and they would not compare to this single book. This book goes in depth without losing the reader. You will find yourself referencing it throughout your divorce and/or custody dispute. Chapters include: 1) Strategies to win custody 2)False Allegations 3)Evidence documentation 4)Grandparents5)Hiring a detective 6)Rights during visitation 7)Parental Alienation Syndrome 8) Conflict resolution 9)DNA Testing 10)Case Law and so much more! 640 plus pages. An incredible resource worth every penny! Robert Pedersen founder of www.fatherachildsright.org
    3-0 out of 5 stars Sloppy, but informative
    There's a lot of good information in it, but it gets hard to read at times due to poor organization/editing. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Divorce & Separation    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family Law - Children    4. Family/Marriage    5. Psychotherapy - Counseling   


    6. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (30 December, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0060520612
    Sales Rank: 453
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best I've read in this genre!
    Although I knew who Dr. Laura Schlessinger was, to my knowledge I've never listened to her on the radio or seen her on television, so I really didn't know what to expect from her book, other than that I had heard is was very good. As a minister, I counsel a lot of young couples and thought I might glean some useful information here. I can't begin to express how refreshing her book has been. Dr. Laura's no-holds barred delivery is a welcome change from the watered down marriage advice books that tend to surface so often.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A misunderstood Subject
    This can be a misunderstood book as indicated by some of the negative reviews. People tend to get defensive when you stir up the status quo. This is not meant to be a book on 'How to Fix All Marriages' or meant to imply that all failed marriages are the woman's fault. Really, the author is obviously not that simple minded. It is a book that addresses SPECIFIC issues of "Double Standards", self-centeredness and about men who aren't appreciated by their wives and feel dehumanized and taken for granted. There are many men who feel this way, and their feelings are not considered to be valid or important, which is why this book was written. This is NOT a book to advise women to be a submissive 'servant' to a dominating abusive husband. It is about respect and remembering that your partner is more than just a 'husband' or 'wife'. Your partner is (or should be) the most important person in your life and in your heart, and does not deserve to be put on the bottom of the list.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, straightforward and very valuable!
    The major point is to love, respect and take care of your husband! Of course, this does NOT mean that YOU have to play the role of a wife-doormat! Dr. Laura didn't leave her career and job in order to be a housewife. That's why the book is more about PRIORITIES! I think that many people have misunderstood her advice about the common issue- the husband wants to be intimate but she doesn't want because she is tired, not in a mood, etc.
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    Subjects:  1. Conduct of life    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family Relationships    4. Family/Marriage    5. Husbands    6. Love & Romance    7. Love / Sex / Marriage    8. Marriage    9. Psychology    10. Wives    11. Self-Help / General   


    7. Marriages & Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society (with InfoTrac)
    by Wadsworth Publishing
    Hardcover (20 May, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0534618596
    Sales Rank: 156924
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Interracial relationship data in book is biased
    I study close relationships of all kinds regardless of race. I have noticed something troubling about books such as yours. I have noticed many texts are off base or one sided when discussing heterogamous or "interracial" relationships involving black men. Rather than present a balanced picture of heterogamous relationships within the black community, the authors of this text deliberately took a stance which casts a negative shadow on black men in heterogamous relationships even going so far as to quote an article in a popular magazine as a source. This is a text book. There's no room for unsupported opinions from popular media. All arguments should be fairly presented and documented with a diversity of academic sources because you're influencing the minds of students who are relying upon your "expertise."
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    Subjects:  1. Family    2. Marriage    3. Remarriage    4. Social Science    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - Marriage & Family    7. Family & relationships    8. Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family   


    8. The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or everything your doctor won't tell you
    by Pocket
    Paperback (01 October, 1995)
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    Isbn: 0671524313
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beginning with the "10 Greatest Lies About Pregnancy" (number 10: Lamaze works), and ending with postpartum dementia, Vicki Iovine's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED this book.Kept me laughing all the way!
    I have recommended this book to several of my expecting friends, and each of them have equally loved it.I needed the laughter during my lonely pregnancy, and this book provided 100%.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Fun and Frustrating
    "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy" is a difficult book to rate. Vicki Iovine's honesty and sense of humor about pregnancy deserves 5 stars.If you find pregnancy difficult for even a moment, this book will be a great comfort to you.It is a delightful antidote to the dry, frightening pregnancy books that flood the market.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is Great!!!
    I loved it!I thought it was honest and fun.Vicki does a great job of letting you know how it is, while giving you suggestions on getting through it.I look forward to reading her other books. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    3. General    4. Pregnancy    5. Pregnancy & Childbirth    6. Topic - Family    7. Family & Relationships / General    8. Humour    9. Pregnancy, birth & baby care   


    9. Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
    by Pinon Press
    Hardcover (05 June, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1576839540
    Sales Rank: 491
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected as Advertised
    I ordered this book after reading the rave reviews and the who's who of public school using this format.Nowhere is it advertised or even mentioned that this is a Christian book, espousing Christian dogma and assumptions.I'm surprised this is acceptable for use by Government funded public schools.Furthermore, there is a lot of non-scientific rhetoric in the book that eschews logical debate and exposition.I'm very disappointed and consider this to be false advertising.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Works For A Mom Of 8
    I have 8 kids, ages 1 though 18.I read this book 6 years ago when I was dealing with 2 year old twins and found it to be very helpful. Since then I have recommended it to many people.Anything that can help mom stay calm and sane when dealing with challenging behaviors is a real winner in my book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    Practical and easy to use. Good thoughts that seem easy to put into action. Good way to teach today's children. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Christianity - Christian Life - Parenting    3. Developmental - Child    4. Education    5. Family & Relationships    6. Family Relationships    7. Parent and child    8. Parenting    9. Parenting - Child Rearing    10. Parenting - General    11. Religion - Marriage & Family    12. Responsibility in children   


    10. Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children
    by Hyperion
    Paperback (12 January, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1401308104
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    For despairing moms and dads everywhere, "Supernanny" Jo Frost may as well be wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Her no-nonsense rules--not tips, not advice, but Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Help
    I highly recommend this book to any struggling parents out there. It is an easy and quick read (which I never find anything a quick read). I think I read the whole book in about 4 hours.It is chock full of advice on everything from play to sleep routines and everything in between. I have started using the adivce she offers and have already seen a change in my 2 toddlers, 3 and 21 months, as well as the whole atmosphere of the house and I have had the book for about 2 weeks. A must read!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Discipline Tips That Work For Us
    "SUPERNANNY" has discipline guidance relative to a spectrum of ages, infant through elementary school age and offers a variety of specific interventions of how to get better behavior from a child. I found Jo's advice to be easy to understand and I agree with the majority of suggested interventions especially on getting your child to sleep in his own bed at night.This book emphasizes 3 main areas to focus on: Putting an immediate stop to the undesirable or dangerous behavior in the heat of the moment (like whining, backtalk, hitting, tantrums and not listening)...Continuing to use "positive" discipline (outside the heat of the moment) by noticing and encouraging the good behaviors (like cleaning up, healthy eating, uses manners, sharing, and following a bedtime routine) and...lastly "Supernanny" stresses the importance and positive effects of adults prioritizing daily one-on-one time with each child that serves to strengthen the relationship between parent and child therby getting more cooperation from the child just because he knows he is important and understood.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
    I bought this book for a friend and for my sister after watching the SuperNanny perform miracles on TV. The book is really nice and summarizes well the techniques she uses. What would be great to have as an addition would be some child psychologist's evaluation of her suggestions. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Discipline of children    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Family Relationships    5. Family/Marriage    6. Parent and child    7. Parenting - Discipline    8. Preschool children    9. Family & Relationships / Child Care   


    11. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
    by Collins
    Paperback (14 December, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    With a title like this, it's no surprise that authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish had a monster bestseller on their hands when the book first appeared in 1988. From the subsequent deluge of readers' stories, questions, and issues, they have created nearly 50 pages of new material for this, the 10th anniversary edition. The central message remains the same, and sounds almost too simple: avoid comparisons. But parents know that's easier said than done. The value of Faber and Mazlish's discussions is precisely that they talk you through umpteen different situations and outcomes to help you teach your brawling offspring a new set of responses. The highly informative text is punctuated with helpful summary/reminder boxes and cartoons illustrating key points. It's a must-read for parents with (or planning on) multiple children. But parents of young children who get along fine (so far) should read it too--as the authors make very clear, rivalry is inevitable. The only question is how to manage the rivalry with intelligence and compassion, and on that subject they offer a wealth of good advice. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Grown-up kids prove this book's value
    I read this book in 1992.At the time, I was the mother of a seven-year-old girl and a five-year-old girl.I began applying the lessons immediately.Now twenty-one and ninteen, my daughters describe us as one of the few families they know where the kids are truly friends.This is very different from my own childhood experience.My children had conflict growing up but I learned how to help them learn to resolve it in a positive way, thereby dramatically reducing the stress in our home.I also saw my kids use the techniques with their relationships with friends!I also have a twelve-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son that get along really well, even learning to share the television and computer, so it's not just luck with the older ones.I now routinely give this book as a gift to parents of a second or third child.I HIGHLY recommend this to parents of children of any age.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Book
    Excellent book.Well written. Has condensed summaries at end if one does not have time to read full text (and w/kids who has time).Has great cartoons to provide examples and use as refresher.Most important - it provides valuable advice that has proven to already be useful in real life.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic help!
    After reading this book I realized I was doing it all wrong!Once I started implementing the authors techniques, it was amazing how quickly the fighting no longer escalated to "knock outs".My son and daughter were able to resolve some of their discrepancies on their own with very little involvement on my part!I truly recommend this book if you've got fighting kids, which is most, if not all of us parents!Then go on to read by the same authors, "How to talk so kids will listen and how to listen so kids will talk".Both of these books made a huge difference in my house! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Brothers and sisters    2. Child Care/Parenting    3. Child rearing    4. Conflict Resolution    5. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    6. Parenting - General    7. Sibling rivalry    8. Siblings    9. Child care & upbringing    10. Family & Relationships / Parenting   


    12. The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
    Paperback (01 August, 1997)
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    Isbn: 1558745157
    Sales Rank: 864
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars David's courage story continues
    10 stars - As with David's first book A Child called It this book is just as fabulous.It really gives readers an excellent perspective of what's it like to be a foster child.To get attached to people and then have to leave, never really knowing where your going to end up. In this book David thankfully was taken out of his mothers care and ended up a F-Child or Foster Child. In the book we see young David still struggling with what his mother did too him and wondering the biggest question why? We see David over several years go through 5 foster families each who help shape and mold his life for the better. We see him go from a scared little 12 year old to a young man who sees more for himself and has a path planned for his future.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One person's tragedy is another's miracle
    Sitting down with this book, I thought it would be just as heartbreaking as "A child called it". However, this book was inspiring and moving. David Pelzer took a tradgedy and turned it into a miracle. None the less, he managed to do this all before the age of eighteen, a challenge most adults could not take on. As David reaches his goals, he teaches all of us an important lesson, reach for the stars and never give up; there is always room for hope, love, and passion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, inspirational story - Highly Recommended!
    I wasn't a big reader until recently after finishing my Master's degree and not having anything to do with all my free time. I heard about A Child Called It from a friend and read it in 24 hours. It was a horrifying tale and I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to go through that kind of abuse and neglect as a child. Within the hour of finishing that book, I drove to the closest bookstore to pick up The Lost Boy, but I couldn't find it!!! I ordered it from Amazon and the wait was somewhat painful. I just had to know what happened next and I couldn't stop thinking about little David Pelzer until my book finally arrived!
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    Subjects:  1. Abuse - General    2. Abused children    3. Abusive mothers    4. Alternative Family    5. Biography    6. Biography & Autobiography    7. Biography / Autobiography    8. Biography/Autobiography    9. California    10. Childhood Memoir    11. Children of alcoholics    12. Daly City    13. Dysfunctional Families    14. Family relationships    15. Pelzer, David J    16. Personal Memoirs    17. Biography & Autobiography / General    18. Child care & upbringing   


    13. Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship
    by Jason Aronson
    Paperback (28 July, 2002)
    list price: $40.00 -- our price: $31.48
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    Isbn: 0765703319
    Sales Rank: 6067
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book on Borderline Mothers
    This is the best book by far for anyone whose mother has borderline personality disorder. It is a book specific to this relationship whereas other books on the market try to cover spousal borderline relationships, etc. as well as parent-child and miss the depth found in this book. This is a must-read for adult children of borderlines -and it's not necessarily an easy go. The author has pegged situations/emotions with uncanny accuracy and puts words to what I personally could never accurately describe to an "outsider". Thankfully I have siblings and all of us have stuck together like glue over the years. I could never imagine an only child having to handle what we did. That's what makes this book so powerful -it is a voice, an explanation, a validation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very powerful and nothing short of amazing.
    I am ETERNALLY appreciative and thankful to Dr. Lawson and her bold compassion. Until this book came along, the secret life of children born to such parents/caregivers remained silent, misunderstood, disregarded, unexposed, and considered surreal or unimaginable. Any words I choose to include here could not possibly illustrate how intensely grateful I am to the author for writing this book. This book has done more for me than words could EVER express, and after reading it I felt understood, and most importantly, whole.
    5-0 out of 5 stars True understanding at last.
    For anyone with friends or family members who suffer from borderline personality disorder themselves or have borderline parents, this book is an absolutely invaluable source of insight and information. You'll feel a lot less alone dealing with the bewildering world of the borderline personality, and the book offers a very helpful section about the practicalities of dealing with the borderline people in your life. Written with grace and a sort of Jungian-archetype framework, the book is readable but precise, mythic but spot on. ... Read more

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    14. Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (A Hazelden Guidebook) (Hezelden Guidebook)
    by Hazelden
    Paperback (01 September, 2000)
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    Isbn: 1568385218
    Sales Rank: 4849
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Read this book!!1
    The principles of this book will help bring you rfamily together in a spirit of empathy support and love, a must read if yoou think that substance abuse may be harming someone you love.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love First
    I found this book to be helpful.It is more for people who love a person who is currently on some form of substance.It talks about intervention, etc.I did however find some of the chapters to be useful for dealing with a person either while it's before or after they decide to quit using their "drug of choice".It taught me to be patient and show lots of "LOVE"

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love First, a way to enter the path to recovery
    People who are addicted to alcohol fall into one of three categories, according to the Jays: those who know it and want help (whether consciously or unconsciously), those who don't believe it's true of themselves, even though they may be the first to spot alcoholism in others, or attribute it to them; and the third, slightly smaller group that wavers between the first two, sometimes convicted and guilty, sometimes defiant. To all three of these groups the Jays, a pair of strong advocates for recovery, urge us to love them first.
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    Subjects:  1. Alcoholics    2. Drug addicts    3. Family Relationships    4. Rehabilitation    5. Self-Help    6. Substance Abuse    7. Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism    8. Coping with drug & alcohol abuse    9. Drug addiction & substance abuse    10. Self-Help / Substance Abuse   


    15. Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again
    by Simon & Schuster
    Paperback (01 February, 1993)
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    Isbn: 0671797255
    Sales Rank: 4362
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars If Your Spouse Is Determined to Leave You, This is the Book To Get
    I have not read this book. But I read the reviews. And 11 months ago, when my friend was leaving her husband, I got the book to him. A couple of weeks later, he called me and told me that this book changed his life. He said that based on this book, he changed his behavior, and then his wife changed her mind and agreed to go to marriage counseling. They found an excellent counselor and now they are together and happier than they have ever been.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Title might turn away people that this book is good for
    While the advice in the book appears to have been too late for me, the advice and strategies talked about in this book make a lot of sense and help to debunk a lot of traditional Freudian psychoanalytic therapy methods.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for any relationship having problems
    I got this book not because I was headed for divorce, but having a difficult time in my marriage as happens to everyone that has been married for awhile. As a married person, I know my thoughts of "should I leave this?" are not all that uncommon in today's society. I was at a place where I was really asking myself that question. This book was really a lifesaver for me and my marriage when I got it. Michelle Weiner states "No marriage is an island".Some marital difficulties can be precipitate by happenings outside the marriage. It is easiest to blame the one's we are close to! This book helped me see how I myself often pointed accusational fingers at my husband, when I was truelly not always the one willing to work on things. I often blamed him when other areas of my life were not going well. My relationship has actually improved greatly for the better since I read this book which was six months ago. I was able to view Michele's philosophy that all marriages are salvagable, and most are worth saving. I saw mine that way. I remind myself of all the reasons why I married my husband, and keep myself in check now. I believe that this book is very helpful, and especially if a person wants to try to save a marriage that looks like it is heading for divorce. ... Read more

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    16. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time
    by Hazelden
    Paperback (01 April, 1989)
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    Isbn: 0894865838
    Sales Rank: 2916
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars READ ALL ABOUT IT**** THE REAL STORY
    The truth of the matter is:
    2-0 out of 5 stars Victim Mentality
    This is a snippet of an essay by Dr. Robert Westermeyer, an outstanding addiction counselor...
    5-0 out of 5 stars good book a little longer to get
    An excellent book for those who are continuing recovery! We already have the scattered bits and pieces of information, now what do we do with them and how do we integrate them into our lives and become the people we were born to be. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Codependency    2. Family life    3. Neurology - General    4. Popular works    5. Psychology    6. Self-Help    7. Self-care, Health    8. Substance abuse    9. Self-Help / Substance Abuse    10. Separation & divorce   


    17. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
    by Berkley Trade
    Paperback (02 September, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0425191656
    Sales Rank: 1011
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, Educational, and Very Important
    This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced domestic violence or cares about someone who is experiencing it.No other book does as good of a job explaining why abusers do what they do.It is key to understanding the dynamic of these people and avoiding further damage.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Made me want to leave my husband!
    I can't really say that I hated this book or that I really liked it. I can say that it makes an abuser look REALLY bad and make you almost hate that person. It made me feel like my husband, even though he doesn't physically abuse me, knows what he's doing when he manipulates and frightens me. I have chosen to seek god for myself but it would be a sin to leave him. My husband is also a recovering alcoholic. Is he an abuser or an alcoholic? I don't know know, maybe he's both. Or maybe his parents were so screwed up with their own lives that my poor husband never got a chance to live a spiritual life. I do know that my husband as little to no self esteem and that is something that can be worked on I am sure. Men are delicate creatures in their emotions. Woman are much stronger, contrary to popular belief. A man will give an emotional answer to a practical question a lot. I would like a christian point of view when it comes to angry men and why they do the things they do and how to manage your family around it. I mean do I just let my husband yell at us ALL the time? The bible tells me to act one way but as a mother I feel it is my duty to stand in front of them and protect them from an emotionally abusive attack. So with that said, anyone have any suggestions? I am going to try Angry Men and the Women who love them. And see if that one is any better. I have heard it's great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A timely and extremely valuable eye-opener. Life and sanity saving!
    This book was a Godsend. It was extremely useful in helping me understand the reasoning and motivation behind my husband's abusive behavior, and it gave me clear and compelling guidance about how to deal with it from the man recognized as the leading expert in this field. I have shared it with my pastor and intend to give copies to several dear counselors and friends who mean well and love me but aren't really familiar with the issues surrounding domestic violence and abuse. This book will give a great deal of valuable insight to anyone in need or interested in supporting others in crisis (both the battered and those who batter). I feel like it has truly been a life-line. ... Read more

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    18. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World
    by Golden Books
    Paperback (01 October, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0307440850
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "What is 'effectiveness' in a family?" asks author Steven R. Covey. He promptly answers with four words: "a beautiful family culture." Building this culture is the primary theme of Covey's parenting guide, a manual based on concepts introduced in his blockbuster, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
    Some of this is just common sense. But some of this was life changing for my family.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Old concepts repackaged and regurgitated
    All Covey is saying in his longwinded book, basically, is this: Listen to the people you love. Put the family first in all your decisions. Blah blah blah and something about synergy.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Well Packaged, Well Presented, Needful Message
    I listened to the Audio CD version of this book.The presentation was well organized.With breaks built in for thought, action and reflection.
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    19. Life Laughs: The Naked Truth about Motherhood, Marriage, and Moving On
    by Dutton Adult
    Hardcover (25 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 052594947X
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!!
    Women, it's very raw but you have to read this. You will be laughing so hard you cry! Need a stress reliever read this book!!!I can't wait to get her first 2.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and heartelt
    She did it again.. she made me sit up and take notice.. I loved it and I thought it was brave of her to open up. I am sending Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs to my best friend.. she can get her own Life Laughs!! I always feel that I am reading my own stories when I read her books.. I have a 4 year old and have been through a divorce.. God Bless You Jenny!

    2-0 out of 5 stars not as good as her 1st 2 books
    this book was very disappointing. i LOVED her 1st two books. so when this book came out i was very excited. after reading it, i found it was rather dull and not very funny. there were very few parts that actually made me laugh, unlike her 1st two books. ... Read more

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    20. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition
    by Abbeville Press
    Paperback (May, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0789205386
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial andphysical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of hispartner's pregnancy.Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, fromobstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, thisbook is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    I was loaned this book when I was pregnant with our first child and since then have bought it for every person I knew who was pregnant. Other pregnancy books sugarcoat this like "your might feel a little discomfort this month" where Armin Brott's book said: your wife will feel terrible this month. I liked that approach much more than the happy bunnies pregnancy-is-wonderful side. I would reccomend this book to everyone who is pregnant, moms and dads

    5-0 out of 5 stars To become a Father
    This book was wonderful. My wife and I both read this book. It has great humor to it and covers a lot of issues that a female's pregnancy book doesn't. Money, sex, the raging hormones and changes to her body from a mans point of view.I ABSOLUTELY recommend this book, to both mothers and fathers to be.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
    My wife and I wanted to know as much as we can about having a baby. This is one of the books that stand out in its category and I bought it. I am very pleased with it! Mr. Brott describes what it takes to be a dream father-to-be. I was deeply impressed and I will do my very best to come as close to the described role model as possible because as my wife said: "What more a pregnant woman may ask for?" I am very happy that in addition to information about the baby are discussed so many and it was hard to believe that they are so many little but important things that I and only I must take of. I even had to face the frustration from 9 sexless months but that won't happen because I learnt from another bestseller scientifically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex how to enjoy multi-orgasmswith or without her. Now I can confidently say that the key to success as a father-to-be is to be prepared as much as possible. This book is one of the must have because it covers many areas and provides excellent and detailed advice. I am sure that it will help you to be a dream father-to-be as well. ... Read more

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