invincible summers

in the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. (albert camus)

books December 27, 2008

Here are a few books I just added to my Amazon wish list-a place where I shop when the money is available.

mental health/pharmaceutical:

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial by Alison Bass

Side Step Me: some poems, photos and short stories about pill-popping culture by Alex Geana

Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Peterson

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It by Marcia Angell

alternative healing:

Natural Mental Health: How to Take Control of Your Own Emotional Well-Being

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care

Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine: The New Approach to Using the Best of Natural Therapies and Conventional Medicine

Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods For Understanding And Treating Mental Disorders

just your typical fiction or non-fiction rainy day reads:
(these are either books I’ve read and enjoyed or plan to read)

Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis by Jimmy Carter

Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood Boxed Set by Charlaine Harris

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season by Matt Taibbi
(Today’s Hunter S. Thompson, in my opinion)

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Alex Cross series by James Patterson
(Patterson is a guilty pleasure of mine!)

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

If you can think of some other good reads, please add in the comments section.


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