Sunday, February 24, 2019

WHAT EVER HAPPENED...? "Recommended Books, IV"

I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-ups, by Sharon Eliza Nichols
More Badder Grammar!: 150 All-New Bloopers, Blunders, and Reasons Its Hilarious When People Dont Check There Spelling and Grammer, by Sharon Eliza Nichols [The “mistakes” in the title are on purpose.]

Instant Happy: 10-Second Attitude Makeovers, by Karen Salmansohn
The Dash: Making a Difference with Your Life, by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson
I Hope You Dance, by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers [Inscribed by me to me. Why: “So the incident from the summer of 2000 NEVER happens again!!!”]
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul T. Mason, MS, and Randi Kreger
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Being in Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Staying on the Path, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again, by David Horowitz [This is a children’s book, but it has an excellent message for us all.]
Our Daily Bread, pamphlets by Our Daily Bread Ministries
Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, by Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D. [This book and an episode of Oprah with this author helped me understand my fear of germs.]
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

The Relaxation Response, by Herbert Benson, M.D. with Miriam Z. Klipper
Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath, by Michael Paul Mason
The Untethered Soul: The Journey beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer
Shades of Light: A Spiritual Memoir: A Mother and Daughter’s Pathway to God, by Phyllis Cochran

Beyond Head Knowledge: Knowing Christ Who Satisfies Our Hearts, by Naomi Fata
The Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, by Gretchen Rubin

Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly with Jeffrey Zaslow
Here’s the Deal Don’t Touch Me, by Howie Mandel with Josh Young, [This helped me understand mysophobia.]
The Anger Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Anger Management, by Les Carter, Ph.D., and Frank Minirth, M.D.
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander, M.D.

Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel, by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?, by Rick Warren
Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian’s Journey through Depression, by Chonda Pierce
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
From Flawed to Fantastic: How I Turned My Disability into an A$$et, by Fantastic Frank Johnson [An inspiring guy.]

Laffirmations: 1,001 Ways to Add Humor to Your Life and Work, by Joel Goodman
Spirit of the Adirondacks: A Photographic Journey, by Paul L. Gibaldi [A wonderful example of life after a head injury.]
Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life, by Eugene O’Kelly with Andrew Postman
Finding Peace: Letting Go and Liking It, by Paula Peisner Coxe
The Woman’s Book of Soul: Meditations for Courage, Confidence, and Spirit, by Sue Patton Thoele

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism, by Richard Winter
Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.                                                   
Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Their Purpose – and How You Can Too! by coordinating author Maria Blon [Who also coordinated the best book launch party I’ve ever attended!]
Neurology Now: Your Trusted Resource for Brain Health, published by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation. [I learn so much from these publications. They are free, once you complete the form attached in each issue. There are helpful articles about many brain disorders, such as: ALS, Alzheimer's, autism, brain tumors, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, strokes, concussions, and much more! I read each one and share things I've read at the various support groups I attend.]

The Challenge! A periodical publication of the Brain Injury Association of America
A User's Guide: Your Brain – 100 Things You Never Knew, a special publication by National Geographic

Healthy Hudson Valley: Healthy Body and Mind, Ulster Publishing. [This is an insert in my local newspapers. It has helpful information in the area where I live. Check your local papers for similar inserts. Remember – not all information is on the computer as well as it is in the printed form. I will “defend” printed publications and newspapers till the end….]

Healthy You Magazine, published bi-monthly by the Center for a Healthy You
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind, by Joyce Meyer [I have many of her books, but this one is my favorite.]
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, by Jed Baker, Ph.D.

I (Douglas Winslow Cooper) have been excerpting, weekly, material from this almost-final version of the fine book by Janet Johnson Schliff, M.S. Ed., which she wrote over a three-year period with some coaching and editing help from me, through my business, Write Your Book with Me.

Her memoir is now available in paperback and ebook formats from Outskirts Press  and



More talks are being planned for the spring of 2019… she can be contacted at 845.336.7506 (home) or 845.399.1500 (cell).

Janet Johnson Schliff spoke at the Oblong Books Bookstore in Rhinebeck, NY, on Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Janet was on WKNY Radio 1490 in Kingston, NY, on Thursday, March 1 at 9:10 a.m. 

Janet spoke at Barnes & Noble in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on March 6 
at 7 p.m. 

Janet spoke at the Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock, NY, on March 17 at 2 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY, on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Janet spoke at RCAL in Kingston, NY, on April 3 at 4 p.m. [They gave her an impromptu book-launch party.]

Janet spoke at the Parkinson's Support Group at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on April 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Stone Ridge Library in Stone Ridge, NY, on April 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hurley Library in Hurley, NY, on May 4 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Kingston Library in Kingston, NY, on May 9 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Staatsburg Library in Staatsburg, NY, on May 14 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck, NY, on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on June 9 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Gardiner Library in Gardiner, NY, on June 11 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge, NY, on June 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WTBQ-FM (93.5) on June 29 at 12 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Esopus Library in Port Ewen, NY, on July 13 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Pine Plains Library in Pine Plains, NY, on July 20 at 6 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Ulster Library in Kingston, NY, on July 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Northern Dutchess Bible Church in Red Hook, NY, on August 11 at 1 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, NY, on September 6 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Adriance Library in Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Janet was interviewed on radio station WRIP-FM (97.9) on September 21 at 8 a.m.

Janet again spoke at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, NY, on September 22 at noon.

Janet spoke at the Enchanted Cafe in Red Hook, NY, on September 28 at 7 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Hyde Park Library in Hyde Park, NY, on October 4 at 7 p.m.

Janet participated in an Author Weekend at the Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, NY, on October 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Janet spoke at the Tivoli Library in Tivoli, NY, on October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Janet’s interview for the TV program Wake Up with Marci on the You Too America Channel aired on Monday, November 5, and Friday, November 9. It can now be found on the Internet.

Janet spoke at the Germantown Library in Germantown, NY, on November 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Janet participated in the Red Hook Middle School's College and Career Cafe in Red Hook, NY,  on December 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Janet will speak at the Poughkeepsie Brain Injury Support Group at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall in Poughkeepsie, NY, on Saturday, February 23 at noon. 

Janet will speak at the Stanford Free Library in Stanfordville, NY, on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Janet will speak at the Howland Library in Beacon, NY, on Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Janet will speak at the West Hurley Library in West Hurley, NY, on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Janet will speak at the Grinnell Library in Wappingers Falls, NY, on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Janet will speak at the Dover Plains Library in Wingdale, NY, on Friday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Janet will participate in an Author Talk at the Saugerties Library in Saugerties, NY, on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Janet will be speaking about the writing process and brain injury at the Red Hook Community Center in Red Hook, NY, on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Janet will speak at St. Timothy's Church in Hyde Park, NY, on Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Janet will speak at the Moffat Library in Washingtonville, NY, on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Janet will speak at the Beekman Library in Hopewell Junction, NY, on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m.

More signings will be coming up. A fine feature about Janet by John DeSantos [845 LIFE] appeared in the Middletown Times Herald-Record on Monday, March 12, as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month. An article about her book was just published in the May 2018 Living Rhinebeck Magazine. An article about her book appeared in the May 14 Daily Freeman of Kingston, NY. and another in the Family Life section of the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 8th. The Millerton News published an article on Thursday, August 2, about her talk at the Pine Plains Library. 

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