For my taste the book could have been shorter. More research than I needed, monkey experiments were tough to get through, theories from many other sources to back up the premise that the mind can change the brain. I did get a great deal out of the book and was then inspired to get a hypnosis book about the Mind changing the brain, by two different Doctors. It is good to know we are not "stuck" with the brain we have, we can make improvements.
Dogs are just amazing, they can save our lives, our soldiers lives and help our country!
Even the ones that didn't quite, "make the grade", are in great demand and are still very useful. Police departments, fire departments, our dear handicapped friends. Thanks to the dogs and their trainers for all you have done to make these dogs, Soldier Dogs.
I enjoyed this happy book. If you need a break from politics and the serious business of life this is just a joy. I can see why it has passed the test of time.
My Mother and her sisters all had Alzheimer's. We thought it was just "those crazy Italians". It was that side of the family that loved the pastas, breads, and pastry. There is also a great deal of depression "on that side of the family". Now I see why. This book has changed my kitchen, my breakfast, lunch and dinner plates. I have dropped 12 pounds so far and feel so much better. Depression and Alzheimer's takes your loved ones away bit by bit, and day by day, there is no cure AFTER you get it, but it is PREVENTABLE. Thank you Dr. Perlmutter for giving us hope and tools to avoid these slow and pervasive thieves called sugar and carbohydrates.
This book was such a surprise, I have told so many people about this. It tells a piece of history that is never mentioned in American History Class. History of women, mental health treatment, our American Indians. We still have much to learn from the American Indians.
Only 138 years ago women were traded for horses-in America- and many women thought that was a good bargain. I laughed and cried.
Thank you for writing this most memorable and important book.
I loved his description of how our brains work. His experience is so well documented. I am grateful that Dr. Alexander wrote this and told how other people who have had this experience weren't believed even by Dr.'s like himself. Hopefully being in the profession, a few more Docs will start to listen to those who have been lucky enough to glimpse paradise but then had to return to finish the job! And Spread the word, that this is not-all there is.
This book was recommended by a friend, I shall thank her later. She said Long Beach California was being encouraged to read it. That caught my attention, maybe a Long Beach Book Club, the Long Beach Grand Prix, I'm not sure. This is an amazing story, some parts were touching, some had me in tears. If you are a parent or love dogs this will touch your heart. If you are a car guy this is also for you. Some of the lines in the book are now on post-it notes on my desk. Yes, wisdom's are also in this amazing book. The narrator was spot on, well done. He was perfect for this book.
The story slogs on, the narrator is so annoying, which may have colored my experience of this writer. The narrator has a thoroughly irritating way to depict the female characters, halting and odd. I read a different book by this author, narrated by Grover Gardener-MUCH better. I'll try this writer one more time, without Dick Hill as the narrator.
I'm so glad I read this book. A great piece of history, I now also get the jokes on the Daily Show referring to Shackleton, a side benefit. I have recommended this book to others, and they have enjoyed it also. Well written and Mr. Prebble is always great!
Very good story. The reader was very good also. As stated in the heading, the lead character shows integrity. I have recommended this book to others and they too have enjoyed it. This is a new Author for me, I will look for other books by him.
Great story, and I learned a great deal about Aspergers Syndrome and how it would look in real life, three dimensional, verses a dictionary definition. I enjoyed the characters, and the story line. This author is new to me and I do believe I will have another listen
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