DOES THE AUTHOR HAVE A CONSCIENCE?What I liked about this book: It is very well written. Stout’s ghostwriter is exceptionally gifted and the book has a delightfully brisk pace, very clear language, and (mostly) smooth transitions.Its substance, however, is cartoonish pop psychology masquerading as information. It draws its popularity from the same source as the The Da Vinci Code, under-informed, uncritical readers with a penchant for sensationalism; mostly [redacted]. In the hands of its intended audience, it is pure mind poison.So here’s what I did not like about the book: (1) It invites readers with no professional training to set out on a scavenger hunt to unearth a very subtle psychiatric condition amongst their friends and acquaintances and to label, publicly “out,” and ostracize them as “sociopaths.” This book sells itself partly as a kind of witch-hunt manual, helping the reader hunt down the evil sociopaths next door (invariably people who have wronged you or whom you don’t like) and expose them and expurgate them from your life and human society.(2) It invites readers to see themselves as victims of an invisible class of evil people and to put anyone who cheats, or hurts, or manipulates them into this class of secret evil victimizers. This evil class is partly bred by American tradition and society because they reward people for being competitive and individualistic and then helps the evil sociopaths hide. Thus, the reader is indirectly victimized even by the institutions of American culture.
Money can buy love, but no one can have it all.I broke all my rules to be with Leah. Now that I’ve fallen in love with her, there’s no way I can keep working as an escort. But now the hard work starts.
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A blank musical bass guitar tablature notebook for notating fingering and composing your music. Has a fun Play. Rest. Repeat.
Although this starts with quite a little whiff of the “born to rule over yous” with the two very well connected ex-public school boys pulling their shenanigan together in a way that would simply be inconceivable for 99% of the population, this does tell an increasingly gripping story of a very perilous ocean-crossing which is vividly brought to life so much that you feel you are on the boat with them. The honesty of their reflections, including less proud moments and some hideous skin issues, makes this a bracing and credible read and the structuring: they tell their story in the shift pattern they rowed; they restrict information from when they do not have it, so you feel like you are in their shoes, is excellent..
This third edition of An Introduction to Functional Grammar has been extensively revised. While retaining the organization and coverage of the earlier editions, it incorporates a considerable amount of new material. This includes strengthening the grammar through the use of data from a large-scale corpus, upgrading the description throughout, and giving greater emphasis to the systemic perspective, in which grammaticalization is understood in the context of an overall model of language.The approach taken in the book overcomes the distinction between theoretical and applied linguistics.