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56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KarlettaA
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 03:58:33

    Hello,

    I would like it if someone could read and review my memoir on Autistic burn out.
    It is called Successful to Burnt Out: Experiences of Women on the Autism Spectrum

    I can send an epub file. It is an eBook.

    You can contact me at:
    karlettaswriting@gmail.com
    @KarlettaA on Twitter
    https://www.facebook.com/AnAspiesBrain/
    http://www.MusingsofKarlettaA.com

    ***
    About this eBook
    This memoir features Karletta’s story of Autistic burn out – it’s build up, sudden crash, emotional effects and her recovery.
    Each chapter features life stories recounted by four other women on the Autism Spectrum, who’ve also experienced Autistic Burn Out.

    Autistic Burn Out is otherwise known as becoming non-functioning in every day life. It is sometimes related to Autistic regression, and being utterly worn out from social anxiety and social exhustion.

    Successful to Burnt Out is part of a broader series of coming eBooks in the ‘I’ve been there too Darl’ series. The series is about myself and other adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Successful to Burnt Out features five women who’ve considered ourselves successful in our primary role. We’ve had to slow down or stop working.
    Some of us didn’t know why life became exponentially harder. Why we had burnt out.
    Some of us realised our limitations and could also put names to them. Anxiety. Depression. Late in life, we found out it was also from being on the Autism Spectrum.
    How have we dealt with being a shell of what we once were?
    How did we go from being successful to burnt out?
    Where are we now in life’s journey?

    ***
    Thank you for considering my eBook.
    Karletta

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  2. Nathaniel Barber
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 13:15:37

    Greetings!

    My name is Nathaniel Barber. I’d like to offer my book, Luck Favors the Prepared for a review.

    Luck Favors the Prepared is a funny and sometimes crooked commentary on the ordinary. Its stories range from satire to tragedy, plunging blindly through the ugly and hilarious juggernauts of family, landlordship, customer service, adolescence, divorce and the unspeakable sting of death. The voice is both deadpan and slapstick, appropriate for such an honest retrospective, and struggles between jaded cynicism to wondrous adoration for the effervescence of life.

    I am just wrapping up the design for the book, and will soon have physical copies to begin sending out by mid July. Everyone prefers physical copies, but if your are open to ebooks, I can send one of those right away. Additionally, if you are tantalized by an outright bribe, I’d love to offer you two free print copies of this little book. You may distribute them as you see fit for you or your blog’s admirers. There’s no shame in the suggestion. Ultimately, I look forward to your honest review of Luck Favors the Prepared.

    I’m also looking to fill dates for a blog tour a week before or after September 8th. In the case you enjoyed this book enough to participate further, I’d love to provide anything from guest posts, interviews, exclusive excerpts, personal essays, content, images, and so forth.

    If it’s appropriate, I’d like to follow up with you in a week or so and see what you think. If you want me to go away, simply reply “No thanks!” and I will not come around again.

    Thank you so much for your kind consideration, I look forward to speaking with you again soon!

    Nathaniel Barber
    https://www.nathanielbarber.com

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  3. Charles C McCormack
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 14:01:39

    Book Review Request: “Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale.”
    A thoughtful, deeply insightful and humorous book filled with wisdom and relational truth Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale is both an autobiography and a quest story. It interweaves the life of Charles McCormack with his becoming a psychotherapist. Born into a violent home, Charlie is then abandoned in a French boarding school at age eleven. There he is again abused. Unable to speak the language, cut off from his family, disoriented and confused he begins a lifelong struggle to make sense of the world and his place in it. He fails high school, is expelled from college, and goes on an odyssey to Mexico. He then pursues a career as a psychotherapist, suffers PTSD following the suicide of a patient, begins writing, becomes published, and encounters professional success. He is invited to join the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry, promoted to Senior Social Worker of Long-Term Adult Inpatient Services at a famous psychiatric hospital, named the Clinical Social Worker of the Year in Maryland, and writes a book on how to treat difficult to treat couples entitled “Treating Borderline States in Marriage: Dealing with Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression and Severe Resistance.” Yet, as his career is evolving his personal life is disintegrating. He divorces twice, confronts mental illness in his family, deals with his own depression, and begins to recognize and confront the impact of his early years on his capacity for love and loving, fathering and grandfathering. He wonders, “What is life about? What is love and loving?” His answers will surprise you.
    Midwest Book Review (May 2017) says: “Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale” is an inherently fascinating, thoughtful, and thought-provoking read from beginning to end. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections, “Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale” will also prove to be of immense interest to the supplemental studies reading lists of psychology students as well.”

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