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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss Wit

Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia - Thomas Graboys, Peter Zheutlin I really disliked Tom Graboys. He came across as a very egotistical man, on some level aware, but also oblivious to all the pain and effort he is causing to everyone around him. I was outraged at how long he continued to practice medicine, when it was clear to everyone around him how debilitated he had become. And he was so self-delusional, admitting all these limitations in being able to do everyday tasks, but failing to admit that his ability to practice medicine were affected. He also went into his second marriage knowing that he was facing some serious symptoms, but failing to discuss it with his wife -- even fainting on the wedding day without letting her know it had happened.The book was maddening to me, but it was a very good picture of denial, as well as Parkinson's disease and dementia.