Category Archives: Bob’s Books

Yvonne Rowan reviews From Depression to Contentment

Are you steeped in depression? Feeling sad, but don’t know why? Plunged into a seemingly endless grief? What if you met someone whose greatest joy in life (yes, greatest joy) is to take you gently by the hand and lead … Continue reading

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Thickening the plot

In September, 2019, Rhobin wants to know, “In designing your plots, what do you rely on most: personal experience, imagination, or research?” Well, Rhobin, all I can say is, I don’t know! Twenty years ago, I could have given a … Continue reading

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Victoria Chatham reviews Anikó: The stranger who loved me

I can’t remember when I have started re-reading a book before I’ve even finished it, but that is what happened with this book. I was enthralled with the story from page one. The cast of characters was the author’s family, … Continue reading

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More about Anikó

I attended a writers’ conference organised by well-known Australian writer, John Marsden, in 2003. We were each to deliver a speech to promote an unpublished manuscript. Several publishers had their acquisition editors there. For my contribution to the August, 2019 … Continue reading

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Dealing with difficult kids: a podcast

A week ago, Aimee Cabo interviewed me on “The Cure” radio show. She, her husband Dr. Boris Nikolov and I had fun talking about a range of issues more or less connected to difficult kids, which is of course the … Continue reading

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The page that won me an award

Well, that award was so long ago that the people who ran the contest, the New Zealand Writers’ Association, no longer have a website. Still, a prize is a prize. I have returned to it because Rhobin Courtright’s topic for … Continue reading

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Amazon Influencer recommends Hit and Run

Steve Brock is “Stevo,” who writes: Amazon has named me an Amazon Influencer and given me a storefront on the site. My Best of the Best titles are collected in a monthly Listopia entry (and on the page for each … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Hendrika de Vries

In all my over thirty years of practicing psychotherapy I have read and recommended many self-help books, but seldom have I found one that speaks to me with the spiritual wisdom of Bob Rich’s From DEPRESSION to CONTENTMENT. Here is … Continue reading

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Featured in a podcast

“As We Get Older” is featuring me in a podcast. Bob Pessemier asked excellent questions, and I hope I’ve given excellent answers. The topic is depression, which is a growing global epidemic. You can listen by following this link

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Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem: we are all brothers and sisters

Jewish and Arab children share a school, learn about each other’s cultures, and become friends. Israelis and Palestinians are deadly enemies, right? This has gone on since 1948, the establishment of Israel. Each side has repaid hurt with hurt, attack … Continue reading

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