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The Man Who Couldn T Stop

Author : David Adam
ISBN : 9780374710514
Genre : Psychology
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An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir, David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion. Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece, or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humor, and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

The Man Who Couldn T Stop Sneezing

Author : Nova Scotia. Department of Natural Resources
ISBN : OCLC:455876328
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Coyote Debajo De La Mesa

Author : Joe Hayes
ISBN : 9781935955214
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A collection of ten classic tales from Northern New Mexico retold in Spanish and English.

The Boy Who Couldn T Stop Washing

Author : Judith L. Rapoport
ISBN : 9781101153987
Genre : Psychology
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One boy spends six hours a day washing himself—and still can't believe he will ever be clean Another sufferer must check her stove hundreds of times daily to make sure she has turned it off And one woman, in an effort to ensure that her eyebrows are symmetrical, finally plucks out every hair All of these people are suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an emotionally crippling sickness that afflicts up to six million Americans. Cleaning, counting, washing, avoiding, checking—these are some of the pointless rituals that sufferers are powerless to stop. Now a distinguished psychiatrist and expert on OCD reveals exciting breakthroughs in diagnosis, succesful new behaviorist therapies and drug treatments, as well as lists of resources and references. Drawing on the extraordinary experiences of her patients, Dr. Judith Rapoport unravels the mysteries surrounding this irrational disorder . . . and provides prescriptions for action that promise hope and help.

The Dark End Of The Street

Author : Jonathan Santlofer
ISBN : 1608193144
Genre : Fiction
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In one fast-paced story, a strong and aggravated man considers the pretty woman at the bar while he fingers the knife in his pocket. But what becomes of his prey when they move to the bedroom? In another tale, a man remembers the victim of a ghastly murder who visited the same hair salon as he does. And a Don Juan of a protagonist has a hobby of marrying vulnerable women, getting access to their bank accounts, and then robbing them blind. But there is much more to this collection than dark-haired vixens and crimes of passion. Some stories are brooding, some twisted; some bring righteous satisfaction, some linger in the back of your mind. What is truly on display is an impressive collection of literary talent: a group of some of the best writers we have, weaving fresh and memorable stories from a pair of classic themes. Taken as a whole, they are a rare treat for fans of great fiction, whether it's high literature, good old-fashioned suspense, or anything in between. Original black-and-white art by artist/author Jonathan Santlofer completes this innovative, exciting, and irresistibly intriguing book-a true literary gem.

Don T Stop For Hooky Hefferman

Author : Laurence Meynell
ISBN : 9781471901010
Genre : Fiction
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A demented millionaire is convinced his awful son will be kidnapped for ransom, and Hooky Hefferman finds himself acting as companion and guard to the boy in a remote house on Exmoor. It looks like a cushy number, even if the youth is pretty intolerable. Hooky is drawn, as always, to the local inn, where he makes his usual acquaintances. But who are the real villains and what confusion will reign until they are finally unmasked? 'Don't Stop for Hooky Hefferman is in Mr Meynell's best vein, and that's as good a vein as they come' Eastern Daily Press

The Bug Man Collection

Author : Tim Downs
ISBN : 9780718085148
Genre : Fiction
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All four novels from the Bug Man series now available in one e-book collection. First the Dead Nick tries to find a killer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s attack on New Orleans. But the more he digs the stronger—and deadlier—the resistance becomes. Nick is there to collect bodies, and he's going to do just that—especially when he starts finding bodies that were clearly dead before the hurricane. He understands that all forensic evidence will soon disintegrate in the hot, contaminated water . . . and he knows that's exactly what the killer wants to happen. Less than Dead Nick has finally met his match. When a grave is discovered on property owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election, the FBI immediately becomes involved. The graves then vanish and Nick follows local legend to the bizarre Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains of Northern Virginia, training cadaver dogs. Together they discover that this small town—and the presidential-hopeful—have closets full of skeletons. Ends of the Earth Nick struggles to protect a victim’s family from agro-terrorists in North Carolina. After dissecting the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, Nick learns that the South American marijuana is strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia, and Nick begins to suspect his victim wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to cripple US corn and ethanol production. Nick of Time The Bug Man is getting married on Saturday . . . if his fiancée can find him. Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak lives in a world of maggots and blow flies and decomposing bodies. No wonder he's still single. But Nick has finally found a woman as strange as he is—dog trainer Alena Savard, a woman who is odd, reclusive, and can seemingly talk to animals. It was a match made in heaven. Nick and Alena are scheduled to be married on Saturday—but there's one small problem. Nick has disappeared. Caught up in a murder case involving an old friend, Nick finds himself on a manhunt that's drawing him farther and farther from the church where Alena is waiting. But will he make it back in time? Could Nick's single-minded focus cause him to forget his own wedding? Is he really pursuing a killer, or is he running away from something else?

The Find

Author : Isaac J. Myers, II
ISBN : 9780595270187
Genre : Fiction
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Several years ago, knowing that her life was in danger because she had stumbled on information that ruthless men did not want her to know, Katherine Oberman and her teenage daughter, Sarah, entered the witness protection program. On a secluded island in South Carolina, they are trying to build new lives for themselves. But all this changes when the unthinkable happens. Sarah goes missing. Katherine is prepared to do anything to save Sarah. What she isn't prepared for is to have two men reenter her life-one of them fighting to regain her trust, the other determined to see her dead. Entwined in this dangerous situation is Jila, a native Gullah girl who befriends Sarah. Unbeknown to Jila, her deep spiritual beliefs will be tested in ways she never imagined as the bond that holds her and Sarah together is pushed to its limits. As this hair-raising drama unfolds, all those involved are tested and changed forever-that is, if they survive.

You Couldn T Stop Me

Author : Bernie Rutkay
ISBN : 0987634704
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"I was ready to go by the time I was twelve. I didn't know what I wanted to do, I just wanted to get away from there."On the day he turns seventeen, Frank Mallard enlists in the Australian Army. He takes the first available opportunity to serve his country and every opportunity after that, experiencing all the highs and lows of military life. His dedication to service and love of adventure sees him continue to serve overseas even after his time with the Army ends. All the while, the cost of being witness to large-scale conflicts accrues. When a hardened criminal takes exception to Frank, his personal bill comes due and Frank is immobilised just as a new chapter of his life is ready to start - with or without him.You Couldn't Stop Me forms a record of one man's journeys across the world chasing his future while dark memories nip at his heels. The words of Frank Mallard are compiled and edited by Bernie Rutkay into the diverse and entertaining yarn of one fighter who loses his ability to fight, but decides to do it anyway.Frank Mallard was born in the Yamatji tribal area of Western Australia in 1945. He left school at sixteen to work on farms in the area until the age of seventeen, when he signed on to join the Australian Army. He later served in the UN and NATO. Frank is the recipient of fourteen military decorations, medals and commendations, including the Pinjat Jasa Malaysia Medal, the American Presidential Commendation, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He also received the 2018 City of Swan Citizen of the Year and Senior Citizen of the Year and the 2019 WA Senior Australian of the Year and the 2019 WA Senior Australian of the Year awards for his volunteer and charitable work locally and overseas.

They Said It Couldn T Happen

Author : Doris Davis Beaver
ISBN : 9781634175449
Genre : Fiction
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Doris and her husband, J. C., live in Eton, a small town in north Georgia, near the Tennessee line. They have been married over fifty-eight years and have been blessed with three sons and five grandchildren. Their second son has written and copyrighted several songs, including “Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace,” “This Old Church Will Rise Again,” and “Grandma Asked Me to Pray.” Their only grandson is a song writer and musician that serves as music minister for his church. He was lead vocalist for the Independent Christian band PraZing Hymn. His music and songs have been reaching young and old alike for over sixteen years. Their eldest son has been involved in the Ministry for over 30 years and has served as Senior Pastor of two churches near Dalton Georgia. Doris has served as Church Pianist and Sunday school teacher for over twenty years. She also has written scripture-based articles for the local paper in Chatsworth as well as been a registered emergency medical technician. The Beavers have been foster parents to one hundred-plus children since 1975. But above all, she is a born-again, spirit-filled Christian who is excited about what God is doing in and through His people who will hear and obey Him in these last days.

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