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Behave
Behave
by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Story of Behaviorist John Watson And His Second Wife, February 12, 2016
This review is from: Behave (Hardcover)
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Easily the best book I have read that is to be published in 2016 the new novel BEHAVE has much to offer. The story is told by Roslie the second wife of behaviorist John Watson. A Vassar educated Jewish girl from a wealthy Baltimore family psychology major Roslie went to work with pioneering behavioral psychologist Watson at John Hopkins. There she helped him with his famous and now deeply disturbing studies of human behaviors that carelessly and cruelly used newborn human subjects the most famous being Baby Albert. The babies were subjected to stimuli including loud metallic noises, rats, being dangled from rods and Watson himself in a Santa Claus mask among other Rosalie's affair with the handsome, impulsive and married Watson who was twice her age led to a scandal but the two eventually married and had two sons of their own after Watson's divorce from his first wife Mary who was the sister of the famous FDR adviser Harold Ickes. Watson joined the advertising world after leaving psychology.
Author Romano -Lay creates for Rosalie an engaging, consistent and believable voice and the fascinating story that sticks close to the facts also does a superior time of recreating the U.S. in the years between the two world wars. This is a fast and rewarding read which I highly recommend.


We That Are Left
We That Are Left
by Clare Clark
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.52
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3.0 out of 5 stars Detailed And Slow Novel, February 10, 2016
This review is from: We That Are Left (Hardcover)
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WE THAT ARE LEFT is another book about the changes in Great Britain after the tragedies of World War I and the flu epidemic. The book is detailed, well written and author Clare Cook has come up with some surprises including even supernatural elements. Still the book is slow (and quite lengthy) and the characters to this reader at least not that engaging or sympathetic. WE THAT ARE LEFT is probably best for fans of family sagas and or historical fiction set in the given time and place rather than general literature readers.


Franklin Sports Quikset Pickleball Starter Set
Franklin Sports Quikset Pickleball Starter Set
Price: $49.99
4 used & new from $49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Set But No Instructions, February 9, 2016
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Pickleball is a fun sport for everyone from little kids to senior citizens that has swept the nation in recent years. This is a great starter set that has everything you need to start playing quickly - a net, two paddles and the ball. I guess the makers assume people know how to play this simple sport as they did not include instructions, a shortcoming that made me take one star off this otherwise quality set. Lots of written instructions and videos on how to play the sport can be found on the web if needed but I still think the manufacturer should have included a rules of play booklet.


DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Everyday Kitchen Basic, Stripe Commercial Grade, Restaurant Quality Chef Oven Mitt and Potholder Gift Set, Red
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Everyday Kitchen Basic, Stripe Commercial Grade, Restaurant Quality Chef Oven Mitt and Potholder Gift Set, Red
Price: $10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Potholder Oven Mitt Set, February 7, 2016
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This is a nice, attractive oven mitt/potholder set. The potholder can be hung up for easy to find access and the oven mitt easily fits any adult's hand. I got mine in tango red and it looks bright and cheerful but does not glaringly clash with other kitchen accessories. I have a bad and unsafe habit of grabbing hot items with just a towel or rag and this mitt and potholder are much safer and effective tools for me to use.


InterDesign Water-Resistant Tote for Bathroom Shower, College Dorm, Garden, Beach - Nylon/Mesh, White/Black
InterDesign Water-Resistant Tote for Bathroom Shower, College Dorm, Garden, Beach - Nylon/Mesh, White/Black
Price: $12.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way Over Priced, February 7, 2016
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While this water resistant bag may be a useful little item for carrying various wet things to and fro at $13 it is way overpriced. It consists of a small mesh/nylon bag with four inside pockets suitable for shampoo or cosmetic bottles and two outside pockets that are a bit bigger. The short handle seems to be relatively sturdy but this is an item that should be priced at under $5.00 at the most.


100% Natural Sleep Support - Extra Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid Supplement - 60 Vegetarian Non-Habit Forming Capsules With Melatonin, L-Taurine, L-Theanine & 5-HTP - Pills for Deep & Restful Sleeping
100% Natural Sleep Support - Extra Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid Supplement - 60 Vegetarian Non-Habit Forming Capsules With Melatonin, L-Taurine, L-Theanine & 5-HTP - Pills for Deep & Restful Sleeping
Offered by Zenwise Health
Price: $49.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Average Melatonin Product, January 28, 2016
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Because of anxiety due to recently diagnosed health concerns I have had difficulty sleeping well of late. I've tried melatonin products before with mixed results and this "natural sleep support" seems to be more effective then the others. The capsules are easy to swallow and though I did not get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep after using them my sleep quality was improved and I did not suffer any after effects from their use.


Sterling Silver African Amethyst Tennis Bracelet, 7.25"
Sterling Silver African Amethyst Tennis Bracelet, 7.25"
Price: $59.21

3.0 out of 5 stars Petite And Pretty, January 28, 2016
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This is a very pretty piece that looks more expensive than it is. It is quite small which may be a good thing to some buyers. However I am not even sure this would fasten around some larger ladies' wrists. The clasp is high quality and secure but perhaps too secure as I personally found it somewhat difficult to open and close.


Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
by James R. Doty
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.77
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, Metaphysical Memoir, January 25, 2016
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This is an inspirational book that was helpful to me at a time I needed it. It is a quick, simplistic story that will give hope to many on how to change their lives for the better against seemingly tough odds. I was definitely in the right space to be receptive for it but obviously opinions will vary.


Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
by Claire Harman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.30

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Readable, Admirably Researched New Biography Featuring The Author Of The Beloved Classic JANE EYRE, January 25, 2016
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I have always been fascinated by the Bronte sisters and especially Charlotte and her most famous novel JANE EYRE and even wrote a couple of papers about the autobiographical components of JANE EYRE in college. So I went in to this new offering already knowing a great deal about the subject. That said I think Claire Harman does a fine job in her new biography that also gives ample attention to the rest of the tragic, famous family as well. The book is readable, authoritative and competently researched. Not a whole lot of new information or insights are revealed but this is still a well rendered book that should be well received and welcomed by Bronte fans and scholars. As a side note I urge all Charlotte Bronte fans who have not yet read VILLETTE to do so as well as sister Anne's TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. While not as beloved as "JANE" or Emily's WUTHERING HEIGHTS they are fine examples of Victorian novels.


All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness
All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness
by Sheila Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.52
61 used & new from $12.22

3.0 out of 5 stars Memoir/Popular Psychology Centering on Bipolar Disease And Suicide, January 25, 2016
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This is an easy to read popular psychology/memoir about one woman's marriage to a man with bipolar disease who tragically ended up taking his own life. Author Sheila Hamilton is apparently a popular media personality in Portland, Oregon and she tells the story in a readable and engaging manner. Some technical information about mental illness is included at the end of each chapter.


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