Here are just a few of the many positive responses
we've received on our books.
"I've been recommending it to a lot of people."
(J.L. Barkas), author of 25 books including Single In America
The Grammar Crammer
"I gave ten copies of The Grammar Crammer to family and young friends, and
asked my students to buy copies. It's a great help. As my educated daughter
said, 'Even I had to use it.' (Me too.)"
—Mrs. Carleton B. Howell
"I would buy your book again on sight if I wanted one t o help me with
—Elsie D. Smelt, author of the book Speak, Spell and Read English
"Thanks for a thought-provoking book."—John
"Excellent book to help older children/teens and adults with spelling rules
—message on Yahoo groups
"It's one of the most useful, comprehensive and well-written books I've ever
seen in this important field. I'm calling my friendly local bookseller today and
ordering three copies of Research Shortcuts - one for my own library and
one for each of my college-student sons."
—Jack Klasey, author and illustrator of the books
Photo and Digital Imaging and Exploring Transportation
"I have to let you know that [Research Shortcuts] is my bible as I
head down the stretch of a Ph.D. in Social Work! Forget all the fancy
dissertation guides - if I can't find my research shortcuts book, I go crazy!
(I've owned it for years!) The outline part where I ask myself specific
questions is what grounds me in any paper or article I write. Thanks so
much....I'd recommend it to everyone, especially doctoral students!"
—Ann B. Brewster, M.S., M.S.W., Research Associate, U.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Your book Research Shortcuts...came to my attention recently when I
found a copy among some volumes I am processing into a sort of library here in
the HOPE/XMU office. I am a retired high school librarian, and was much
impressed with the good advice included in your book."
—Barbara H. Smith, Project HOPE/Xian Medical University Office
"I love your book Research Shortcuts. In fact, I want to use it in my
speech class....It has helped me a great deal and I think it can help the others
in my class."
"Your book was great."— Lillian V. Bitz
"As a high school librarian I use your books frequently with my students and
find your advice direct and clear and your tips helpful and to the point.
I particularly like the introduction to Research Shortcuts where you
comment on the extreme slowness of student researchers. I see so many
examples of this in my class. Thank you for your help."
— Anne White, Queensbury High School, NY
"I am on lesson 16. Vocabulary Builder is wonderful. I enjoy
doing puzzles and games for a purpose. Thank you so much for your
— Georgianna Daly, Henrietta, NY
The Author's Handbook
"Thanks to your lucid, instructive book, I have taken heart and believe it
may, after all, be possible to sell novels without deserting home and family and
moving to New York."
—Erin O'Shaughnessy, author of Pasaqina.
The book is terrific!
—Bernhardt Hurwood, author of Vampires, Chilling Ghost
Stories, and many other books.
The Magazine Writer's Handbook
"It's so easy reading, so concise, and full of meaty writing information. On
every page I find something to underline and muse over. Thank you."
"Written by two freelance and magazine writing class instructors, this book
explains to the beginning writer all the necessary details of how to go about
getting your magazine articles in print. Using many examples, they cover exactly
how a beginning freelancer can build up to publishing in major magazines. The
book itself appears modest on the cover, hiding a wealth of information for
anyone who hopes to make his living freelancing. The writing is in an easy,
informative style that makes the reader want to keep reading to the last page.
Even though the book was last published in 1987, the information is still timely
for today's writer."
—Customer review, BarnesandNoble.com
"I am a retired teacher. I took early retirement due to my arthritis and
fibromyalgia. Freedom From Fibromyalgia makes more sense to me than anything
I've read in the 15 years since I was diagnosed with this malady. (I "read" it
by way of the Readers for the Blind and Handicapped, twice.)"
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"Finally, I found a book which explains in plain terms how emotions cause the
release of certain chemicals into the body and in turn, how these chemicals
affect our health. This understanding of the mind/body connection from very
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victim. On the contrary, by taking control of one's thoughts, lifestyle, and
state of mind, one also takes back control of one's life from a very real and
very tenacious disease. Thank you, Dr. Selfridge and Mr. Peterson, it has helped
a lot. I have shared this book with my doctor in the hopes that he, too, will
find it useful in treating his other suffering patients."
I am a registered physical therapist in Toronto, Canada. I treat, in my
practice, a lot of people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and
chronic pain. I thoroughly enjoyed your book and my patients come into the
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herself, and cured it. I went to see her about terrible chronic muscle problems
due to overuse and fibromyalgia that had spread to all parts of my body. I had
been dealing with this for 3+ years and the Mayo Clinic told me that there was
nothing they could do.
"I finally gave up and tried this approach as a last resort (I am horribly
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Most of the pain went away in 3-4 months. I still deal with it from time to time
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"I still apply her methods and Dr. John Sarno's today, and am now very much
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"I highly recommend reading it and Dr. John Sarno's book, "The Mindbody
Prescription." It really does work, especially if all conventional treatment has