Category Archives: Bob’s Books

Nancy Wagaman reviews From Depression to Contentment

A delightful and uplifting read for any human being! Essential reading for anyone dealing with depression. The time is right for this book. The world is begging for solutions to the challenge of depression becoming so pervasive across all regions … Continue reading

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Magic mushrooms for depression

I haven’t read the original research report, but this writeup in the Guardian. The active ingredient of “magic mushrooms” was given to people with long term depression, who had tried both talk therapies and standard antidepressants with no effect. Here … Continue reading

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Puzzled or intrigued?

This is the start of a story that follows on from the end of a previous volume. Until this scene, all the action was on Earth. As the heading shows, we are on a planet in a faraway galaxy. I’d … Continue reading

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Kevin Richardson’s review of From Depression to Contentment on Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book review has a high reputation. Getting your book approved there is praise indeed. My wonderful publisher, Victor Volkman, has just notified me that Kevin Richardson’s review of From Depression to Contentment is one of the May “Reviewer’s … Continue reading

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How to improve your inner beauty

This is a brief extract from From Depression to Contentment: Send out good The most important good thing you can send out is metta. What is that? Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your … Continue reading

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What would you like to your readers to know about your novels and their purpose?

This is Rhobin’s homework task for me in May. In 1972, I was the father of two tiny children. My main task was the writing up of my otherwise completed PhD thesis, which was a BORING thing to do. There … Continue reading

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The winner

Joan Edwards won the free book for commenting on my appearance at Melanie Robertson-King’s blog, Celtic Connexions. She chose Striking Back from Down Under, which should give her 26 enjoyable reading sessions. While I am writing to you, do take … Continue reading

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Kristin Johnson being thoughtful

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s New Review Site is an excellent resource, both for authors and for people who love to consume their productions. Do have a look at the latest review she has published. It is Kristin Johnson’s 5 star appraisal of … Continue reading

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Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great … Continue reading

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Brag: member of the week, NFAA

The NFAA is the Nonfiction Authors’ Association. I am a member because I review books for them. They have just notified me that I am their member of the week, featuring my book, From Depression to Contentment. Please spread the … Continue reading

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