EBOOKS AND PAPERBACKS FROM AMAZON

MARY

Janis Hoffman

I found Mary’s handwritten story in an old trunk I bought at an auction in Walton, NY.

 

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! I love history and to read it in the first person and in the words of a woman who had "grit" and enjoyed life and adventure was very entertaining.

Kindle Customer

 

I liked the humor…Indians and whorehouses and the characters were developed to make the story fun. Also loved the old pictures. A fun story and fast read.

Joanhughs

ALICE SHANNON

Janis Hoffman

I have such fun playing around with taboos, political correctness, and authoritarian bastards.  I conned my way into UC Berkeley and easily run circles around the intelligentsia of that fine institution.

 

My story is not for the easily offended. I learned a lot of wonderful words in some of my foster homes, and got rid of prissy morality long ago. One easily offended reader even called me uncouth. You are all fine people I’m sure, wonderfully sensitive and refined, and I so regret exposing you to raw Reality.

 

And I got plenty of couth, lady

 

Some people were very unhappy with the tiny changes I made to Little Red Riding Hood. Something about befouling and besmirching the sweet memories of childhood.

MY NAME IS NUTMEG SHE SCREAMED

Jacqueline Kelley, MS MA

Taken from her schizophrenic mother when very young.  Has failed many foster homes.  Fried the pet goldfish on the radiator soon as she arrived at Children’s Garden.  Expected to be thrown out.  Nope!

 

Yes, there really and truly was a special place.  A wonderful place called Children’s Garden, in Marin County, California.  Broken children came to be mended.  This is the story of Nutmeg.

 

This may be her last chance.

 

Absolutely loved this story. Great to see some good in this world come from the foster care system. Good can come from trauma.

Kindle Customer

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE ALL MINE

Ernest Kinnie, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

I’m having such creative fun.  Sharing the most valuable psychological concepts and strategies gathered over a lifetime.  If your judgment, taste, sense of humor, and belief systems are similar to mine you will love the adventures.  If not, explore them anyway and expand what you can think, feel, and become.

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DON'T GROW UP

Go wild at least once in your life

The best of Eric Berne

Sure you’re all grown up.  Done a good job of it and proved it by having the good sense to be reading this.  And you can have a good life playing Adult---thinking, feeling and acting correctly as a good Adult should.

 

But don’t overdo it.  You lose more and more of the magic of being a Krazy Kid---lose more and more opportunities for love, joy, creativity, and adventure.

 

Margaret Mead found a way around that horror.

I was wise enough to never grow up

while fooling most people into believing I had.

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PATHS OF POWER

Mind and Spirit

So many adventures for your mind.  So many adventures for your spirit.  Gathered over a life time.  If your interests, sense of humor, and belief systems are similar to mine you will love them.  If not, explore them anyway and expand what you can think, feel, and become.

 

Some just for fun.  Others change your life.

 

Dancers flex and free their muscles

to power the dance.

 

Flex and free your Mind and Spirit

to power your life.

 

Come along if you have any wild left.

Advertisers and politicians throw tons of crap at you day and night.  Throw the crap right back in their faces.  Hard!

 

Have a little fun.

 

In addition to turning you into a great crap-shooter, Skinner and Pavlov also have powerful ways to increase love, joy, creativity and adventure in your life.

 

When you need a break from the reality created by Skinner and Pavlov’s tidy world of data and logic, go on a few weird and wild adventures with me.  They are as far from the world of Skinner and Pavlov as I could get.

 

If you are a material fundamentalist, probably best to pass on by.  The adventures would jiggle your brain.

WILD EYED MYSTIC

HARD-HEADED SCIENTIST

Be spontaneous.  Be impulsive.  Sit on a park bench with me.  Shift back and forth between your hard-headed scientist and wild-eyed mystic.  Ride upon the wind and dance like a flame across the mountainside.

 

Then sober up.  Sit down front of your computer.  Are science and religion complementary or incompatible?  Valid or invalid?  Would you like to give the definition of valid a try?

 

Be sure and give Reality a great big hug.  Careful!  It may hug back.

 

Come along if you have any wild left.

MAY YOU HAVE A LIFE OF LOVE AND JOY

DISCOVERY AND WONDER

© 2020 by Ernest Kinnie