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Carol E. Meacham

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  • Asperger's and Girls

  • World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day!
  • By: Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin, Teresa Bolick, and others
  • Narrated by: Francie Wyck
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Winner of the Gold Award in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year competition, this groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger's Syndrome. In it you'll hear candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You'll also hear from experts who discuss whether Aspie girls are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No so much women but rather girls

  • By Betty A. Avants on 06-24-17

Agree this book is damaging for Aspie teens

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-19

I agree that this book is potentially damaging to teen Aspie girls. It insists that Aspie girls stuff themselves into a stereotypical box, to sacrifice their true selves for nothing more than subordinate friendships to girls I wouldn't allow my dog to play with, much less a teen girl. We tell kids to "be themselves" but then in this book totally contradict that by telling them to be somebody else, somebody who fits in with a sick high-school culture that values only conformity, shallowness, money, "fashion" and rigidly stereotyped gender roles.

I'm a newly diagnosed adult Aspie, I was hoping this book would provide useful information, instead I'm sickened. I won't be recommending it.

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  • Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

  • By: David Brakke, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Brakke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

This fascinating 24-lecture course is a richly detailed guide to the theology, sacred writings, rituals, and outstanding human figures of the Gnostic movements. What we call "Gnosticism" comprised a number of related religious ideologies and movements, all of which sought " gnosis," or immediate, direct, and intimate knowledge of God. The Gnostics had many scriptures, but unlike the holy texts of other religions, Gnostic scriptures were often modified over time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A excellent overview of early Gnostic traditions

  • By Jacobus on 03-07-15

Excellent detail

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Excellent survey of Gnosticism, very good balance between details and overview. For the interested layperson or as supplement to academic study.

  • What is the Dharma?

  • The essential teachings of the Buddha
  • By: Urgyen Sangharakshita
  • Narrated by: Jinananda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

What is the Dharma? To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with more experience, What is the Dharma? is an indispensable exploration of the Buddha's teachings as found in the main Buddhist traditions. Constantly returning to the question "how can this help me?", Sangharakshita examines a variety of fundamental principles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read!

  • By luke on 10-24-16

Excellent in depth treatment

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Engrossing, insightful, a blessing to the serious practitioner. As relevant for Tibetan tradition as for Zen.

  • The Forever War

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,537

William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic.

  • By John on 09-24-08

Deserves all the hype

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I waited several years to read / listen to this book and am by no means disappointed. Bravo to Mr. Haldeman! Excellent sci fi concepts but makes you feel for what the characters are going through.