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Patrick Mabry, Jr.

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A Must Read for All That Would Understand

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Reviewed: 07-31-18

Nuero Tribes by Steve Silberman is a comprehensive and powerful history of the slow discovery these two conditions, the social reactions to their discovery and a review of the literature related to autism and Asperger's spectrum. It is as thorough in its discussion and as engaging as Emperor of All Maladies was for cancer. Anyone interested in a comprehensive primer on autism and Asperger's syndrome should start with this listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Story with Characters worth getting to know

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Reviewed: 07-16-18

This the third audio book in the series I cannot get enough of. It is not just a series of good legal thrillers; it the story of a family loving one another and growing together.

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Mother who Excels, Two Brothers who Learn to Cope

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Reviewed: 07-13-18

This is by far the best novel that I have read in several months. It had three dimensions that were all handled with great talent. It was an excellent mystery with a plot that kept the reader well engaged. There was an intimate look at a family made up of a single mother, one son with Asperger's syndrome and the younger normal son. Both sons are brilliant in their way. The third dimension that the author develops well is her cast of characters. The mother reminded of my own mother, she feels deeply for the social pain her asperger son endures, but is committed to doing whatever is necessary to make him as independent as possible and help him cope with his social challenges. She does not rationalize away her responsibilities to her son, but explores every way to help this eighteen year old man grow into his own. The author is extremely knowledgeable concerning the Autism spectrum. I probably learned as much about the spectrum as I have from the several nonfiction books on the subject that I read/listened to. The author has also done a fine job of creating the mother. She seems to use a composite of the mothers of the disabled who choose not to rationalize their surrender from the responsibility that every parent has to make your child as independent of that parent. As all good parents know this is a job not finished until death calls for that parent. ...

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an excellent listen

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Reviewed: 08-01-17

this is an excellent science fiction novel. it has some elements that will make anyone think about their life.

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best creative writing text I've ever read.

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

this is by far the best book on writing that I have ever read. It is clear concise and easy to follow. The examples are excellent.

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a great listen

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Reviewed: 05-05-17

this is the best nonfiction listen to in a long time. I highly recommend it. it is his story it is Medical information.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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science vs Magic comma but love tryouts

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Reviewed: 04-02-17

this is the best book I've read in the last 3 months. it is the combination of science and Magic when did to create a great love story.

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well worth a listen

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Reviewed: 02-10-17

this listen combined the fascinating story of the development of the Oxford English dictionary with a story of a a man suffering from some sort of Madness who was able to you make valuable contributions to the writing of this historic tool of scholarship.

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an excellent lecture series on Personal Finance.

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Reviewed: 01-31-17

this is one of the best series of lectures on Personal Finance that I have listened to. it is easy to understand and covers subjects that are pertinent to people like myself.

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  • Dark Money
  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter

You will Never Think of The Rich The Same Again

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Reviewed: 12-16-16

Dark Money should be a must read for all college level American History students. It is a credible history of how those whose motives are to make money and keep the money they have manipulated our elections to accomplish removing all regulations from business, reducing the tax on the wealthy to nothing, and putting those who would guarantee the wealthy's favored policies in power. If you have a spare $1,000,000 for each of your children or your spouse you can set up charitable foundations in each of their names. For the first 20 years, all the interest on the principle of these will go to your choice of non-profits. After 20 years, your children can live on the interest of the principle tax free for the rest of their lives. Charles and David Koch have taken this technique a step further in manipulating the political system. The non-profits they have created are often political think tanks that hire scholars who write propaganda promoting Koch agendas. Other foundations they have had declared tax exempt, actually fund support to down-ticket candidates who align themselves with the Koch dogma.

It has been said that evil prospers because good people do nothing. After reading Dark Money, we might say that the wealthy continue to control wealth because good people do not read.