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Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again -- A Doctor's Story, Pinsky, Drew; Gold, Todd
1 Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again -- A Doctor's Story Pinsky, Drew; Gold, Todd
0060096543 / 9780060096540 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 5th printing hardcover with dustjacket, published 2003 by ReaganBooks/HarperCollins. Only light wear: slight edge-crumpling to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 275 pages. Language: English. Cover art by Bill Mayer. 'Dr. Drew Pinsky, famous as the compassionate and sensible advice doctor on the hugely popular radio show Loveline, shines here in his debut solo publishing effort. Pinsky's day job is not quite as glamorous as the Loveline gig: he tends to junkies, prescription drug addicts, and out-of-control alcoholics at a Southern California rehab clinic. Here he details, in an honest, intelligent, and touching way, the superhuman and often futile effort it takes to save these lost souls. Patients at the clinic include strung-out models and celebrities, messed-up Beverly Hills teens, as well as those from the other side of the tracks, all of whose cases encompass addictions to every known type of narcotic or alcohol. Pinsky doesn't spare the reader's feelings and details with a clinical eye the horror of these ravaged lives as well as their frightening process of physical withdrawal. The doctor also shares his struggles with his own demons, including various emotional attachments to patients, his antipathy toward some, his compulsive need to save all of them, and the despair at the herculean tasks he sets himself to. He also marvels and finds comfort in the resiliency of the human spirit when even one patient finds the way to recovery. This excellent, highly topical, and well-written book is a must-have for public libraries.'-- Kathleen Hughes, Booklist. Keywords: nonfiction, memoir, medicine, drug abuse, substance abuse, mental health, detox. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Six Seconds to True Calm: Thriving Skills for 21st Century Living , Siegel, Robert S.
2 Six Seconds to True Calm: Thriving Skills for 21st Century Living  Siegel, Robert S.
0964870207 / 9780964870208 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Little Sun Books. Has LIBRARY SALE INKSTAMP on last blank page. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 260pp, Notes, B/W illustrations. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: self-help, psychology, stress, management, visualization, imagery, anxiety, relaxation.  
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Wednesday's Children: Adult Survivors of Abuse Speak Out , Somers, Suzanne
3 Wednesday's Children: Adult Survivors of Abuse Speak Out  Somers, Suzanne
0399137432 / 9780399137433 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1992 Putnam. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on 1st blank page. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light-to-average wear. 317pp. Language: English. Contributors include Gary Crosby, Patti (Reagan) Davis, Desi Arnaz Jr., Angie Dickinson, B.J. Thomas, Cindy Williams, Traci Lords, Richard Berendzen, and Dee Wallace Stone. 'Television actress Somers ... offers this compilation of first-person accounts of childhood abuse as experienced by 22 adults. Subjects include celebrities, children of celebrities, and Somers herself. While these brief recollections emphasize survival and healing, they are not pretty. In fact, some of the stories, particularly those involving sexual abuse, are graphic and disturbing. Somers's purpose is to provide catharsis and encourage honest assessment of the past by readers who have had similar experiences. Also included are a foreword by Timmen L. Cermak, M.D., author of A Time To Heal: The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics ( LJ 4/1/88); current abuse statistics; and a resource list.'--Linda S. Greene, Library Journal. Keywords: self-help, abusive, victim, child, parent, Bing Crosby, Ronald Reagan, physical, emotional, addiction, trauma, traumatic, psychology, psychological, incest.  
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