A book to heal schizophrenia
Biography , Essays / January 16, 2017

Dear reader, if you landed on this website it is because you are looking for help or because you are seeking for a good solution to heal your mental disorder. Maybe you hear voices in your mind or whispers or still worse, you feel as if a demon entered into your soul and ordered you to commit bad deeds. Don’t worry about these thoughts, because you are not possessed by demons or bad spirits, but only by a mental disease well known as schizophrenia. As all mental disorders, schizophrenia is as a diabolic labyrinth which can destroy your career, your life and your friendships, but it can do this if you let it act inside you. You must know that there are millions of people in the world affected from schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders. And not only, people struggle daily with other mental diseases, from depression to anxiety. These mental illnesses may heal if people and especially you, who are reading this post, have the capacity to undertake a healing path made of awareness and strong will to live. Thanks to God, nowadays there are more effective therapies to keep schizophrenia and the other schizoaffective disorders under control , along…

Self Help Book: Can We Live a Happier Life?! by Dr. Zeev Gilkis
Book description , Essays / December 16, 2016

Can We Live a Happier Life? by Dr. Zeev Gilkis  interleaves understandings about happiness, brain, mind and how to live a better and happier life with a personal story of a diversified career, interrupted by an advanced stage cancer, the battle, deep meditations, and discovering the answers. It contains many short stories and original illustrations exemplifying the understandings and making the reading more fun. It is also a very practical book. If you want a happier, healthier & more successful life, better relationships, understanding the relevant processes in the brain, using intuition in management and also in daily life and better decision making, this is the book for you!  Being happy is a choice!   EXCERPT FROM THE CHAPTER 2 MY STORY Some 14 years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, stage three out of four, which had probably been developing for years. The symptoms were there, but when one doesn’t allow himself to imagine such a possibility, he disregards the signs. Suddenly, my self-image changed dramatically, from a healthy person to one having an advanced stage cancer. The odds did not look good; my father and both of my mother’s brothers died of cancer. All three stories were…

The Truth About Cancer by Ty M Bollinger
Essays , Press Releases / November 8, 2016

Personally, I always loved information instead of marketing, because, well informed readers are also prone to buy books, especially good books. Today, in fact, I want to talk about the so called book of the century, just focused on the disease of our century: cancer. The book is titled The Truth about Cancer and its author is Ty M Bollinger. This work is available as e-book, hardcover and audible book. The latter format is for free. In this book, the author reveals some important and overlooked truths about this disease. I am not surprised the book has already got nearly 1000 reviews from readers. Indeed, it faces a burning topic. Cancer is a very spread disease today, it touches many people and all us because everybody in life has had to fight cancer, for themselves or for their ones. Nowadays, there are several kinds of cancer, because this disease affects various organs of our body. In a few simple words, cancer is an abnormal cell grow. It is like at a certain moment, cells got crazy and started growing uncontrollably. This abnormal grow can hit blood, breast, brain, bones, bowel, stomach, pancreas, liver, lungs, uterus, ovaries and so on. In…

Review of The secrets to speak to your destiny by Musa Joel
Book reviews , Essays / October 11, 2016

Here I am reviewing another inspirational book that taught me very much, such as how to handle life, how to live to the fullest, how to work and how to build healthy relationships and how to have a healthy relationship with myself. I am discussing about The Secrets to Speaking to your Destiny , self help and inspirational book written by Musa Joel. The author wrote many other inspirational books, such as, for instance, How to Turn Words Into Money, but I preferred reading the one I reviewed in this post because it includes the entire literary work of this writer. The concept I really appreciated in this book is just the one related to our personal destiny. As the author writes, we all forced to believe that our destiny has already been programmed for the day of our birth. There are people condemned to remain poor or unlucky forever, while others who have a bright and glittering destiny made of wellness and richness. This belief has ruined many lives in the world and pushed many people to leave their dreams and their true self. The Secrets to speak to your destiny is instead a great and powerful weapon to…

Capital by Kenneth Goldsmith
Essays , Press Releases / July 7, 2016

The book titled  New York, Capital of the 20th Century, by Kenneth Goldsmith, is a beautiful homage to New York City. Read the press release by the publishing company Verso Books. Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis.   It is also a book of experimental literature that transposes Walter Benjamin’s unfinished magnum opus of literary montage on the modern city, The Arcades Project, from nineteenth-century Paris to twentieth-century New York, bringing the streets and its inhabitants to life in categories such as “Sex,” “Central Park,” “Commodity,” “Loneliness,” “Gentrification,” “Advertising,” and “Mapplethorpe.” Capital is a book designed to fascinate and to fail—for can a megalopolis truly ever be captured in words? Can a history, no matter how extensive, ever be comprehensive? Each reading of this book, and of New York, is a unique and impossible project. Praise for New York, Capital of the 20th Century “Capital…

Review of The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
Book reviews , Essays / March 4, 2016

This is a book that tells the truth about the main digital upheavals of our time. With a smart and clever style, the author, a real insider of Silicon Valley, reveals very interesting and disquieting predictions about the future of the Internet and Social networks. I am discussing about The Cult of the Amateur, the cult book, I would say, written by Andrew Keen, today the main critic of the Web 2.0 revolution. Indeed, the subtitle of the book is well aimed with the topic and reads: how the web 2.0 revolution is killing our culture and destroying our economy. I read the Italian edition of this essay and this confirms the book has already been translated all over the world. And given that I read the Italian edition, I tried to translate the subtitle into English again, by hoping for doing a good work. This is a kind of book I would also reviewed without a complete reading. In reality, I read the book in one breath, one Sunday night, while I was thinking about the future of the web and my job. As an Internet worker, indeed, I was worried about my writing job and my blogs. But…

Review of Can you and your family survive the end of the world? by Terry D. Clark
Book reviews , Essays , Free ebooks / February 8, 2016

I must admit when I read this book I had low expectations. Maybe because it was the shortest book I ever reviewed since I have opened this website of book reviews or because this is a nonfiction book about a topic we always perceive fairly distant from us. I don’t know explain the reason about my low interest for this work. But, then, when I started browsing and reading its pages, I abruptly changed my mind. Why has this happened? Because I think I have read the best non-fiction book about how to survive the end of the world.   Indeed, I am reviewing the book titled Can you and your family survive the end of the world? The author of this work is Terry D. Clark, a writer specialized in self-improvement.  I also admired the strategy to start the book, or rather, the title, with a question, because that is the question everyone should ask to himself every day. Terry has just tried to reply to this question, by focusing his writing about the main surviving techniques we should perform when an end of the world scenario should occur. It does not matter where it occurs, it matters you…

Review of Ave Mary by Michela Murgia
Book reviews , Books in Italian , Essays / January 25, 2016

I begin telling that I enjoyed reading this book very much. I was amused, surprised, interested and much more again. That is a non-fiction work that can also be catalogued like a religion book, but unfortunately or luckily, it contains a dash of female protest, rather a critique that today we would call “feminism”. Then, this feminist book, titled Ave Mary, was written by Italian writer Michela Murgia. I just read the Italian version of the book and I suppose the English version is not available in the bookstores, yet. Anyway, I wanted to review it, because the topic discussed is very original, current and burning, namely the role of women in the Catholic Church. I would like to say, inside every religion. But women have ever had a role in a religious community? This is the question the author tries to answer. According to the author, the religious role of women was literally invented by the Church. Maybe to create a matching female genre to compare to the big and powerful male genre in which God was identified. But God is only a pure spiritual being who can be both male and female. Unfortunately, since the main folk opinion…

Review of The Elijah Calling by Ken Mentell
Book reviews , Essays / September 30, 2015

At last, another very interesting religion book to be reviewed. The title of this work, namely an essay, is The Elijah Calling: The Hidden & Revealed Messiah!, written by Ken Mentell. The work is an e-book with over 400 pages describing the origins of the Christian Religion and the reasons that led to modern Christianity to change many rules of the Old Testament. In this book, the author wants to drive everyone to discover the real meaning of Religion, that doesn’t have to be a sham or hypocrisy as the Pharisees did during the time of Jesus, but an inner belief. To better clarify these changes, the author quotes many excerpts of the Gospel. However, this kind of reading can be hard for not native English speakers, because the English translation of the Gospel contains a sort of ancient English that seems more similar to another language. During this reading, indeed, I have also found words such as “thou” and “hath” that the English dictionary explains perfectly, but that, I repeat, can be unintelligible for a not native English speaker. The quarrel, between Jesus and the Pharisees, was always on to follow Moses’ law or not. But Jesus explained that…