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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    All three books were so intense I had to they. While I don't usually spend that much on a book being on a budget but I don't couldn't support myself. They were so exciting. I loved them.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    The first book was funny and an adventure. The second book centered on knowing yourself and being courageous. The third book brought all three books to a head. So much fun to read. Too far down is the Third book.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    This series has been fun to read and a amazing enough story to hold me waiting in anticipation for the next book to be available.I haven't been disappointed inany of the three e characters are numerous, likable and developed The story is well written, funny, full of mayhem and the mystery of 'who done it' is finally answered! Amazing series for a relaxing get-away.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    Too Far Down is the latest of the Cimarron Legacy series by Mary Connealy, and the best of the batch. All the questions left by the other books were tied up and answered. Mary has a unbelievable talent for humor in the midst of chaos while maintaining the integrity of her storyline. I will miss the Boden family, but perhaps the Cimarron legacy will live on in a turn of the century Western series with the grandchildren of Possibility Boden! One can hope.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    I love Mary Connealy. Her books are amazing clean fun and romance which honor God.

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    A Race Too Far []  2020-2-2 12:2

    This book is an acc of a remarkable 1968 sailboat race around the world. Stipulations; boats sailed solo, nonstop, without any aid or assistance. Nine entered, one nce then, more people have gone into zone than have sailed solo, nonstop, around the world. It's quite a read!

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    "Too Far Down" by Mary Connealy kept me scrolling through the screens to the very end. Couldn't wait to search out what was going to happen. A good, if slightly episodic, read to occupy a lazy Autumn weekend. The back cover blurb will give you a gist of the story so more won't be added here. This reviewer read the Kindle edition which could have been edited better and why it got fewer stars. All in all, this book tied up the loose threads from the previous two books and thus left this reader satisfied.

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    A Race Too Far []  2020-2-2 12:2

    The Golden World sailing race of 1968-69 is a fascinating happening full of interesting characters and human drama, both on shore and at sea. If this is your first book about the subject, you are bound to love it: pacy, informative about the sea and sailing without assuming knowledge or going too much into detail, and with a true human sympathy for the people involved.If you know about the race and have read A Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols or The Strange Latest Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (by Tomalin and Hall), you may wonder what more this book can offer. Well, it's this:1. Eakin interviews all those that are still alive and willing to talk, about their involvement in the race and its different catastrophes. We hear, for example, from Captain Craig Rich, who investigated Crowhurst's sailing positions during and after the race. People that were just names before now come forward as interesting people in their own right. Eakin has rightly judged, I think, that those already acquainted with the race story, from the Crowhurst angle or from the nine sailors angle, search their interest rippling out to the non-sailors, publicists, journalists, investors, wives and family that all played their own parts in the saga. He indulges that interest by widening the cast of 'speaking' characters in this account.2. Eakin brings the story up to date, by sharing the thoughts and attitudes of the surviving key players, forty years on. Some have already died (e.g. Crowhurst's publicist, Rodney Hallworth), but others are old men and women whose stories and final thoughts on the drama were captured by Eakin before it was too late. In a way, the World race was too huge an happening in the lives of the competitors -- and for onlookers -- to be just about 'then'. It's a story that people have reflected on, argued about, and researched ever since. It's a story of 1968 that has a 'now', too.3. Because there is original research, and a big-picture approach to the whole happening -- people-wise, technology-wise, time-wise, and significance-wise -- one learns facts that are not presented in other accounts, and one gains a more rounded e writing is very good: clear, direct, conversational, uncluttered and unpadded. Eakin effortlessly weaves the chronologies of nine various sailors: the book is tautly structured and you never wonder why he is talking about this or that now, instead of something else.Whether you're fresh to the Golden World story or you're a completist that can't obtain enough, I highly recommend this book.----Postscript: All of the reporters or commentators that I know of speak of Crowhurst's 'madness'. But it wasn't insanity in the usual sense -- as in the case of the American mother of several kids who thought she heard voices urging her to slay them, or Charles VI of France, called 'The Mad', who believed (it is said) that he was created of glass (for all we know, he was trying to indicate to a callous globe that he felt vulnerable). When it comes to assessing mental states, the globe does not have a amazing track record, and a lot of individuals however much lauded (e.g. Sigmund Freud) cannot be trusted. My own view, after a lot of years of thinking about the evidence at hand, is that Donald Crowhurst was depressed. Seriously, suicidally depressed. That's it. He was not insane: insanity is a brain issue and sufferers can't be 'snapped' out of it. Donald's issue was that he did not have Clare, did not have a loved one nearby, did not have a friend, did not have a loving 'mirror' of himself (as our best mates are) to present him that the situation was not worth ending his life for. He was suicidally depressed. He could have been saved.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    This book by Mary Connealy was a amazing ending to the Cimarron Legacy series. I couldn't wait to read this book to see how the problem for the Bodens would be resolved. In the first two books, it appeared someone was after the ranch and wanted to slay all of the Boden family. In this third book, Too Far Down, it now appears that the family mining operation might be the target. Who is really behind all the problems?Cole Boden is in charge of the mining operation. He is the latest of the Boden brothers to search a wife, and he finds himself attracted to Melanie Blake. Although she wears trousers and can ride, shoot, and work cattle as well as any cowpoke, she is attractive and feminine. But until Cole can decide if he plans to stay at the Cimarron Ranch or return to town life back east, he can't commit to any e end of the book kept me on the edge of my seat as every hero had to war for their lives as the plot is finally revealed and all the villains are t through it all, Connealy's trademark humor is evident. I really enjoyed all the characters and hope to see them in future books.

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    I have enjoyed all of Mary Connealy's books. She has amazing characters as well as a lot of action along with the love story that is clean and enjoyable to read.

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    A Race Too Far []  2020-2-2 12:2

    An perfect read for sailors and non sailors alike. The writer gives a forensic examination of not only the participants but also those they they left behind and the result the same ace had on there latest ver in the intervening years. Highly recommended

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    Loved the book from beginning to end, although I hated for it to end. All the Bodens are powerful and found excellent powerful friends that are supportive and responsive to the situations they search themselves in. I obtain that their emotions changed with knowledge in ways that showed love for family, mates and others that you don't see much today and that Mary Connealy showed by their examples the method we'd all like to be. Another 👍 read!

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    Too Far Down []  2020-4-19 18:29

    The villian was exposed and the Boden scions came to know the real meaning of the CR legacy. Love not land is what stands the try of time and tribulations.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    This book lets you look retrospectively at yourself and consider what you've been doing. I also feel motivated to give a class based on the subjects touched upon here. The write is funny and she puts herself at the readers level.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    I read this book as I was preparing to give a talk on purity to the teenage girls at my church. Every parent of a teenage girl should read this, as well as every teenage girl.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    I'm a woman pushing 40, but fresh to the Christian dating scene, so this book was helpful for me. I initially checked it out from the library but liked it so much I ended up buying it. I'm not saying this is the most awesome book in the world, I'm saying that God can do a lot with it to support change your heart if you're struggling with sexuality and dating. Enjoy! :)

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    Amazing resource. I am reading it with my 15 year old daughter.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    From the reviews, I guess I misunderstood what was in this book. I bought it for my 12yo to read. We have discussed everything and I wish her to know about anything she has questions about, butt when I reviewed this book before giving her access, I found it to have info in it about things she had no business knowing DETAILS about at her age. I wish her to know about everything and what it is, but not have an instructional manual at 12. This is for older teens in my opinion and I don't consider myself to be a prude. My daughter and I discuss anything she brings up questions about. I even bring up things, as well. I wish her to be prepared in knowing about anything she may here someone talk about, but that doesn't mean that I wish her instructed in how to do the things she here's them discuss. I'm going to keep off on allowing her to read this book. Although, it does look like a amazing book for the appropriate age.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    I purchased this book for my 15 year old granddaughter. I always read the materials I before I pass them on.I am still reading it. It seems informative and uses scriptural references. It points out promiscuity and identifies other actions that have been mislabeled as safe and permissible.

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

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    Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? []  2020-2-6 22:52

    We had a copy of this book but passed it along to someone who required to read it. It never came back to us. But then we got to thinking about some points in the book and decided we required to obtain another copy ... which I bet will obtain passed along at some point. Amazing book to use for someone who is mentoring a group of pre-teen girls. Brings up incredibly necessary subjects for young girls to process BEFORE they hit the teen years.

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    It was AMAZING.I got sucked into the story right from the beginning, it was as amazing as Valentin's story!This is book #2 in "Too far" series and it shouldn't be read as a standalone. It feels like I've waited forever for Mikhail's story, but it was totally worth e story is absolutely brilliant - great, realistic, likable characters, complicated , captivating plot, surprising plot twists and scorching hot scenes. I fell in love with Mikhail/Ryan right from the start, I wanted to see him satisfied and I was glad he found Jake. CHemistry between them was simply awesome (right after I realized that Jake uses as a method to with stress, issues and to feel close to someone. There is a large age gap between MCs (15 years), but it is absolutely meaningless here, it created it only more believable. It was obvious how much Ryan and Jake need each other.I LOVED this story and I hope there will be more books in this series, all in all Iosef is still alive somewhere in Russia (plus there were other dancers working for Dmitrii)

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    This is the second book in the Too Far series, and it can be read as a standalone. The tale touches a small on the previous characters from the series, and Mikhail's involvement in it, but the former leads are absent until the end and there's enough of an explanation that you could place the pieces - of which there aren't a lot of - together. This tale is very lite on common sense, massive on TSTL from both leads, and utterly absent of Bratva and all things Bratva. Oh, and brains. This book talked the talk but didn't deliver and I can't understand the high r a tale written by an English schoolteacher, I was shocked at the poor grammar, at the repeated not good sentence structure that had me pausing to create sense of the author's intended meaning; at antonyms used where the author meant the complete opposite (because of her not good sentence structure; in particular, her use of 'uninhibited' comes to mind); at the typos and seemingly no knowledge of how to use apostrophes; and at commas that appeared repeatedly in the wrong places. She also wrote in a mix of UK English and US English for no discernible reason. Did she not have SPAG lessons in her time? And, why use various spellings in this book for certain repeated Russian words that were spelt differently in book 1? This book needs a proofer and an editor, and I am glad it was a KU offering, as I wouldn't have for comparison to book 1 that did have a bit of a tale, although it was also BWB? (here, I refer to Bratva) this doesn't have much. It does have Jake who's very close to TSTL when he signs his contract with the D-guy (can't recall the spelling of his name, but he doesn't merit the moniker of baddie, as he's not a baddie on-page. There are no evil deeds, no offing of persons, no true threats, no leering, merely faux promises that anyone with half a brain could see through). As for the Mikhail/Ryan lead? If a member of the Met* really were that reckless and stupid and led by his small head, then he'd deserve to be sacked, not allowed to resign. Seriously, he (more than once) compromised an op that had been two years in the making/planning, endangered himself, Jake and Igor, and possibly his own family as well as Igor's??!! I mean, had there actually been a Bratva connection, hits could have been taken out on the entire Met* team. Thank goodness for all of them that there was no Bratva at all in the tale.And, the intro of Mikhail as Mikhail/Ryan? The author's use of first person narrative from M/R, referring to himself as 'I', M *and* R in the one same paragraph, was utterly confusing and disrupting, and though I can see it was to introduce the concept of M=R, it was poorly done and muddied things. And, the problem with the cameras and speaking/not, passing notes/not? Didn't you just know that the latter would be found, because TSTL Jake wouldn't have thought to burn them or flush them or dispose of them securely enough that D-guy wouldn't easily search them? Jake was meant to be terrified by Bratva (though he knew nothing about them, until M/R gave a brief explanation) so would he really leave evidence lying around? Really, author?I'm beautiful sure that the author did no research for these books. There is no evidence whatsoever of Bratva involvement, because to use the word (as in book 1) without anything to substantiate it suggests laziness, i.e., not going there, and a lack of respect for her craft and her readers. And, the Met *would not* be investigating organised crime and people trafficking, etc., as that's not in their remit. Since 2013 that's come under the National Crime Agency (was SOCA's remit before, I think), which operates independently of the police forces in the UK - again, no research... And, there's no 'British' accent - there are English accents (and the different regional dialects), Welsh accents, Scottish accents (and the different regional dialects) and Northern Irish accents, which someone living on these shores should e tale fell apart when D-guy flew Jake out to Russia from Heathrow. At this time, I can't recall mention, but it must have been a personal jet out of Heathrow, because there's no method it could have been a commercial one without Jake being drugged into compliance before the flight. And, there was ample opportunity for Jake to draw the authorities' attention whilst in the airport, but no, he had BWB? i.e., Brain, What Brain? And, getting him back to the UK via the US, without an entry visa from Russia and without a passport? Nope, that would never, ever work in a million years and I couldn't allow that pass. There was no mention of how Ryan and the previous tale's leads got into Russia, as they couldn't afford a charter/private flight, so how did they obtain there and back? That was asking for too much suspension of disbelief on top of everything else.And, the ending? Not worth going there, but it was rushed and unrealistic for someone who was in an utter fugue when rescued to be OK enough for reunion 3/4 days later, and to not need counselling. And yes, it got trope-y with bottom-Jake suddenly needing to top to prove he wasn't damaged by his six months of captivity and servitude...Yes, I obtain that it would have been hard for Jake to allow all out to a counsellor, but it could have been done without revealing a certain character's death and Jake's involvement of sorts in it. Ryan, as a former, if implausible and ineffective, cop, should have known about this and being the older, wiser(?)/with-training guy, should have been aware of post-trauma disorders and the need for counselling or 'debriefing'/comedown, but if the latter happened, it was, like most things in this tale, is tale could have been decent, but the author slacked, I'm afraid. It's a read-and-delete and I'll think twice about reading more from her.

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    I have to say that I think this book cover fits the Jake we obtain to know in the book very well. Jake is attractive and this cover just fits. A Step Too Far was wonderful. It had just the right amount of suspense with all the feels that I've come to expect from H.L Day. It created me laugh, it ticked me off, it created me cry, it created me smile... like I said, it had all the feels. It also had the heat. Ryan and Jake create a amazing couple and they had some steamy scenes. I like how their age difference is mentioned, but a huge isn't created over it. Another plus, pets really add to a story. I was glad Rudolph appeared and wished the story had allowed for us to obtain to know him even better. Yet, given the story line I know that wasn't doable.I can't say much about the whole Dmitry situation without providing spoilers, but I can say A Step Too Far was well written and gave heartbreaking insight into what life with Dmitry was like for both Jake and Valentin. Scenes were vividly written where I could clearly "see" the action. There were a few things that created me think "how does that work?" but most of them had some sort of reasonable explanation or I could see how it probably worked out. The one thing I couldn't work out was how Jake was able to fly out of Russia without a passport (since a fake one, that he didn't appear to have on him at the warehouse, is what got him into Russia).After getting a glimpse of Mikhail's heart in the first book, it was amazing to see it fully revealed as he transposed into Ryan. It was also nice getting to know Igor/George a bit better and it was really nice seeing Valentin and Max again. I've enjoyed these books and look forward to whatever H.L Day puts out next.

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    I’ve been looking forward to this book. I required to see what was going on with Mikhail and Dmitry, to see if the poor guys got what was coming to them and if the amazing guys triumph in the e plot for A Step Too Far is exciting and suspenseful with a amazing pace and secondary characters that are supportive of the storyline. The author drew me into the hearts and minds of Mikhail/Ryan and Jake, making me love them even when they didn’t think they were very lovable. I could feel the pain, disillusionment, and anger they experience as they are created to play Dmitry’s games, but I could also feel the desire and budding love they cling to even as their globe is upended and then demolished by Dmitry.Even though they are not overly graphic, some of the scenes are quite hard to take. I cringe as I remember what these two men, especially Jake, are created to do to survive in their fresh reality. I don’t know if I love or hate the author for doing this to these characters. It makes for compelling reading, but it also damage my heart and destroyed some of my ere is a nice flow to the work that makes the transitions these two guys experience believable, heartwarming, and heartbreaking. There is so much pain caused by one strong person that it is hard to wrap my mind around.I am glad that Valentin and Max from A Dance Too Far create an appearance. Their involvement provides a catharsis of sorts for them e HEA is attractive and satisfying. There is no neat bow attached, but there is hope for the future. I am glad that these characters obtain another possibility to be everything to each other.I look forward to more from this author.

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    This was another amazing book to follow up A Dance Too Far. I enjoyed the darker tone of A Step Too Far, I love some sting in my reading and I got that.Dual POV that gives you amazing insight into the MCs and moves the plot along at a amazing paceSexyPulls at the heartstrings and makes sure your emotion is angagedTwo engaging MCsOne horrid antagonistValentin deserves a medalFabulous reading with hurt/comfort, some nail-biting happenings, and a amazing ending.

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    SpoilersI've been looking forward to finding out all about the mysterious Mikhail since the first book.I loved Jake. Jake BEFORE Dmitry, that is. Mikhail I did not like until after Dmitry. I obtain that he was undercover and couldn't risk his mission by telling Jake anything, but how is having with him a better decision? Ryan created a lot of sloppy mistakes after coming clean to Jake which leads to Dmitry finding out he's undercover. He just seemed like a really poor undercover cop.I also can't imagine someone like Dmitry not finding Ryan and George after the "showdown" to slay them. Dmitry mentioned Ryan being killed to Jake {why Jake would believe him after he had manipulated him by lying multiple times in beyond me} but he is paranoid by nature. Wouldn't he confirm? He was going to slay Max in the latest book, I don't see him not doing the same to Ryan & d seeing Valetin and Max again. I enjoyed seeing the confrontation of Valentin and Dmitry.(I wish to say that although this book didn't do as much for me as I anticipated, that doesn't mean it was a poor book. I am very picky when it comes to realism in books. Overly so. To a fault. So yeah, maybe don't listen to me 🤔)

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    Unbelievable follow-up to Valentin’s story! Not good Mikhail/Ryan goes through the angst-wringer after meeting Jake, who pushes himself into Dmitry’s notice, ignorant of what he will be in for. The suspense and tension was phenomenal leading into an emotionally wrenching conclusion. It did create their time together and eventual happiness even more poignant. I got so a lot of feels out of this story! I knew the worst would probably happen for Jake and Ryan before it got better but still was so unexpected and kept me on the edge of my seat. I do like a plot that engages me that strongly, it’s my idea of amazing writing. Mikhail/Ryan and Jake were well matched with decent chemistry, giving the story some true steam. Valentin and Max create an appearance from book one. I’d recommend reading A Dance too Far first for better understanding but I don’t think you’d be too lost reading as a stand-alone. A amazing choice for suspense aficionados.*An ARC was provided by the author, publisher or a promotional service and I have chosen to publish a fair and honest review*

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    4.5 🌟 rounded upAlthough this book technically could be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading A Dance Too Far, the first book in this series. A Step Too Far picks up following the happenings of book e characters are given enough depth to be relatable, but Mikhail/Ryan was introduced in the first book. Basically everything you need to know from before is touched upon, but his hero development is much more detailed here. We know bits and pieces of Jake's past, but the hero development of the time of this story is beautiful is book is filled with danger and suspense, love and torture (wrapped up with a beautiful bow), and fear and deception. Dmitry has lost his keep over Valenten, and has created it his mission to search another dancer to replace him...in every way.Jake is a struggling dancer, unable to create the rent, but unwilling to stoop to the landlord's "offer" for a compromise. He gets a hint that Valenten is no longer dancing for Dmitry, so he finds a method to audition for the man. Dmitry to meet with him, and soon Dmitry has all the info he needs before making an offer.Mikhail/Ryan is one of Dmitry's thugs, but he is more than meets the eye. He attempts to warn Jake about the contract, but is chop short. When Jake reads through the contract, it doesn't sit well with him, but Dmitry used deceitful strategies to convince him to doesn't take long for Jake to realize his mistake, but by then it is too late. However, he was able to obtain past the stoic Mikhail's defenses, so at least he has a small release. What he eventually learns is that Mikhail and Ryan are two very various people.When the deception is revealed, the MCs lives are changed drastically. Jake must learn to live by Dmitry's rules, and Ryan must fix his mistakes. Eventually, Ryan seeks out support from a unique guest star, and dramatic happenings take place. However, the Jake Ryan latest knew has been through too much, and he fears he may never obtain his Jake back. This is the only part I have a issue with in the story: in a very short time, Jake begins to recover, and they obtain their HEA.Happy reading!* I received an ARC of this book and I am leaving my honest review. *

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review (A MelanieM Review)Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5Two men. Three identities. An unstoppable sperate for his luck to change, Jake Spencer manages to land a dance contract with Dmitry Gruzdev. The job has plenty of perks, including a simmering lust between him and Dmitry's hulking brute of a bodyguard, Mikhail. Life is finally looking up. Except as the shine wears off, it becomes clear that Jake's stepped into a globe of darkness and depravity where Bratva answers to no one and allies are not what they seem.Mikhail's hiding a secret: there is no Mikhail. He's simply a front for undercover operative, Ryan Harris. A means to gain access to Dmitry. Ryan's not stupid. There's no method he's going to obtain distracted by a beautiful face, no matter how beautiful Jake might be. That would be far too risky for all concerned. Only it's not that easy and before Ryan knows it, the line between private and professional begins to blur st develops into more. Secrets begin to unravel. Ryan's got an impossible choice to make: hold Jake safe or maintain his cover. But how much does Dmitry know? The hunted may be about to become the hunter, blowing both men's worlds to pieces and leaving them with n a relationship built on lies ever lead to love?Warning: This book includes a seductive dancer prone to getting into trouble, a gruff man who's anything but, and a villain who just won't go away.A Step too Far (Too Far #2) by H.L. Day picks up after the happenings of A Dance Too Far where Dmitry's loses his star dancer (and much more), Valentin.  Valentin's escape has left a hole in Dmitry's organization as a cover, the lack of a dancer a continuing blow to the mobster's pride and other self interests and something needs to be done about it.  ions that Valentin asked himself in the latest story were what had happened to Mikhail, the stoic Russian bodyguard who had finally risked everything to support Valentin.  And why?  A Step too Far gives us those answers and so much more. Including the startling info that Mikhail is actually undercover agent Ryan Harris trying to gather intel and take down a Russian gang. The toll of being Mikhail is becoming too much, he's seen and been a part of to too much. And now Dimitry has tasked him with finding Valentin's actually splits this hero into Mikail/Ryan, that's how it reads for most of the story because he's two completely various personalities.  One cold, ruthless, and trying to being sexless.  The other warm,torn, intelligent, with a conscious that's telling him he can't hold doing this no matter the end result.   We see them both.  First it's mostly Mikhail staying in character, then a mixture, and then finally mostly Ryan as that personality becomes dominant, risky while e reason why?  A young dancer name Jake who to his peril falls naively into the zone vacated by Valentin because he wants to dance and needs an apartment to live, while having small outside ties.  The excellent victim.  Unlike Valentin who had been with Dimitry for a decade when we met him (and endured the abuse and control), Jake is fresh, happy, bouncy even, full of optimism and, trust me, the reader just starts to cringe from the moment Dimitry ushers him into his office and shuts the cause this is a darker story than the first.  Valentin had figured things out in a decades time, had methods to with Dimitry's twisted love and abuse.  But here Dimitry feels no love for Jake, he's just a commodity.  And what happens between Jake and Mikhail/Ryan is one that develops more than once because its with various men, a neat trick, narratively speaking.Mixed in with all this is a deep espionage storyline, a high suspense thread that will have you on your seat,  and a long, drawn out climax and resolution  that contains timely and excellent appearances by Max and Valentin to give Ryan and Jake the ending their e one thing that did bother me, the lack of therapy for Jake, was finally given a brief mention, a rationale as to why it didn't work, and what was helping.  I'm not sure I ever bought it , and yes, that was one of my problems in the first story as well.  But at least it was mentioned here.  That was a step up.I tried to think about how I compared the two stories and decided I couldn't.  That was like comparing the two men as dancers.  Totally various in so a lot of ways.  I liked some things about this story better but really not the characters.  The characters in both stories are amazing.  And this one leaves me wondering if there is anywhere to go from here.  Just not sure.But if you love your contemporary romance with raw sex, begin emotion, some darkness and wild suspense.  This story and the one prior to it, which you much read before this one, are just the thing!  Pick up Valentin's story and then head straight for Jake's. Be prepared to  be totally connected and unable to place them down.  I highly recommend them version art: H.L. Day.  That's post Dimitry Jake alright.  I like the cover but truthfully nothing can match that impact of the first on

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    A Step Too Far: Too Far Series, Book 2 []  2020-1-22 22:16

    This sequel to A Dance Too Far was as heartbreaking and unbelievable as the first book. Bodyguard/babysitter/enforcer Mikhail, who surprisingly helped Valentin and Max in book one, turned out to be undercover cop Ryan Harris. Ryan's head and heart were at odds when he was driven to support that couple, but that was nothing compared to his feelings when he met dancer Jake Spencer. Jake was confident, funny, and snarky - all things Ryan knew would change after a very short time spent under Dmitry's control. After two years undercover, which he had already endangered, Ryan was forced to watch the man he'd quickly come to care about start to lose his spark as he became a possession to Dmitry, to be mistreated or given to other men as he is book was so hard to read at times because it created me devastated and mad for not good Jake. I was sad for Ryan and his feelings of helplessness, but I cried and felt sick over the man Jake was forced to become to save himself. The bright spots of this story were the one-on-one moments between Ryan and Jake, especially away from Dmitry's surveillance. They were so excellent together. I loved both men, and I just wanted them to have a satisfied ending, dammit! They had to work so hard to test to obtain to that point. I never lost interest or faith that they'd obtain there, but my heart ached at the agony they each had to endure. What a brilliant story this was, especially when combined with book one.I enthusiastically recommend both A Dance Too Far and A Step Too Far to those who can handle a main hero who has to endure nonconsensual activities before finding his satisfied ending. As I said at the begin of this review, it was both heartbreaking and wonderful. The author did a unbelievable job making me fall in love alongside the main characters.

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    KANGCHENJUNGA, A VALLEY TOO FAR []  2020-7-21 19:26

    A amazing acc of an early foray into the valleys and peaks near Kangchenjunga, via Eastern Nepal, with vivid descriptions of the plants, people and landscapes of this unbelievable zone of the Himalayas. It is no longer as quiet and undiscovered as in the past, but well worth reading if you wish an alternate trek to the well-trodden paths of Nepal.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    I liked that this book was written by Family on addiction and how it affects everyone. That through all efforts to obtain the loved one support it doesn't necessarily mean success.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    I've noticed changes in medical recommendations over the years (mammograms, prostrate exams) but I've never seen proper explanations of why. Concise, complete, and understandable to the layman.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    Amazing book as is usual from this author. I only want more people would take these ideas on board. If they did, healthcare would be vastly improved in so a lot of ways.

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    Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far []  2020-5-27 18:12

    Somewhat ironically, the book I've been reading alongside "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far" is Stephen King's "Misery". In case you're unfamiliar with it, it's about a popular author who is in a not good vehicle accident. He wakes up a couple weeks later, addicted to Novril and tended by a psychotic woman, who he learns is his "number one fan". We might think Paul is lucky that this woman was a nurse. Wrong! A goat herder would have taken better care of Paul than retired nurse Annie let's look at "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far"."Overkill" is not a novel and is not about crazy nurses purposely getting their patients addicted to drugs, keeping them locked up in their homes, and cutting off their thumbs. What it is about is medical practices that are outdated, which research shows are not effective or even harmful, that doctors continue to perform. Maybe that doesn't sound as exciting to read as a novel about a psychotic nurse torturing some not good soul, but believe me, it is!In "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far", author and physician Paul A. Offit explores several common practices, screening tests, and supplements and shows why we need to reconsider them. Included are such things as:• Cancer screenings for thyroid, prostrate, and breasts• Vitamin supplements•Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke•Knee replacements•Finishing the entire course of antibiotics, even after you feel better•The insertion of heart stents•Treating fever with antipyreticsMr. Offit explains why these and other practices are outdated. He backs up his claims with numerous studies that I found fascinating to read. As he says, we should not just take his word; we need to look at what scientific studies show. And wow! What the studies present will probably surprise you!The author examines the method these practices came into being and why they at first seemed successful, even though later tests proved the opposite.He also explores the different reasons a lot of doctors are hesitant to change. From merely not having time to hold up with the fresh research, to wanting to placate patients by giving in to their demands (ahem.... please stop listening to pharmaceutical ads and thinking you know better than your doctor what medication you need. Chances are, you don't); to fearing a lawsuit if they don't do every possible try or procedure, even when they know it probably won't be beneficial; to wanting paid... and you don't create by doing thing is clear, we as patients need to demand more from our doctors when it comes to education and information, and less when it comes to medication.Overkill is a must-read for anyone wanting to create informed decisions about their health. In to be an advocate for ourselves, we first need to be educated. While some readers might be daunted by the mention of plentiful studies included in the book, it is nothing to feel intimidated by. Mr. Offit writes clearly, in a method simple to understand for the average person. You need not be a medical practitioner to understand the studies, nor do you need to have a background in medicine to create sense of the results. If you wish to become a better advocate for your own health, you don't wish to miss this book!(My original post is on Goodreads)

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Amazing follow up to “Challenging Life on a 1948 Triumph”. If you ride antique motorcycles you’ll search yourself anticipating Daisy’s next mechanical failure. Graham’s methods of temporary roadside repairs are something to behold. If you don’t ride an antique motorcycle I recommend you read this book as it will create you think twice about getting one. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    I wanted to like this book. Just not possible with the only story here being how a family is literally held hostage by a poor drunk for a mother who should have been forced into rehab programs time and time again, but instead was allowed to ruin everyone's lives at her ere's just not much to be learned here that you can't pick up in 25-30 pages, max. After a while, this acc of an out of control alcoholic becomes more tedious and predictable than anything. The clearest point to be created is that alcoholism is truly a disease or issue that destroys the entire family -- if left to the selfish devices of the issue 's a miracle this wife/mother is still alive, though some would say she died long ago. Frankly, I would say her family enabled her alcoholism to a huge degree. While no one else can stop another from drinking, what this family (as well as the neighbors) place up with is near impossible to believe. Just page after page of drama-filled, out-of-control drunken behavior amidst a family in full, everyday retreat from the insanely abusive the end, if you're looking for the definition of "hopeless alcoholic", you've found your example. While redemption shouldn't be important to create any story valuable, or at least interesting, the routine ongoings of an out-of-control drunk can only keep one's attention for so long before you begin hoping for the book to just is should have been a short story. There's just not enough here for a book.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    The author’s tale of alcohol addiction is not only necessary to hear and skillfully written, but the writing style implemented here gives the reader the story at a blistering pace. Micalizzi’s words pull at the heart strings of our deepest family oriented emotions. This book is raw, honest, and is full of shocking moments that go on to reveal necessary is is a must read for anyone personally going through addiction, or anyone who has someone they love going through addition. This book is powerful, heartwarming, and tragic all in one.‘Too Far Gone’ is a HIGHLY recommended read.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    Reading this book I felt poor for the author, his sisters and his dad. HOWEVER, you gave your mom to much power over all of your lives. Your dad should also be check mentally because he allowed this abuse on his kids instead of helping. This woman should have been the one to be place out of her home. I was hoping for a satisfied ending for her, but she does not even love her self enough to obtain help. She wallows in her self pity. Plenty of other people have been raped and gone through things and are powerful for their children. She sounds like the type to blame everyone but herself. Never feel guilty you all tried your best. Your dad should completely allow go its the only method to allow her see herself really alone and where she has placed herself.

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    Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far []  2020-5-27 18:12

    This is a book that everyone who is a consumer of healthcare (so everyone) should read! It will support you to understand how to be a savvy "consumer" of healthcare.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    This is the 6th book I’ve read by Dr. Paul Offit and loved all of them. Dr. Offit is very concerned that sometimes medical practices don’t follow the data and this is the point of the book. In these areas, Offit discusses the background of the practice and the studies that present that these practices are not data-driven. While the book could have lapsed into a jargon-ridden dissertation, it did not thanks to Dr. Offit’s writing skills. This book is clearly written for the lay reader but will still be of amazing interest to readers with more medical knowledge. My only criticism of the book is that it seemed too short. I don’t know if this is because I couldn’t place the book down or because Offit’s writing just carries the reader away. In either event, I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in medicine.Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book via Edelweiss for review purposes.

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Amazing read and very entertaining. Graham is a amazing story teller that keeps you reading to see what happens next.

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    It is nice to have a book that captures hove it is to raide a old motorcycle. Just fun to read

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    Author A. T. (Anthony) Micalizzi is a Social Studies teacher, softball coach, and dog dad to two beagle mixes. Addiction crippled his family and drove him into the field of mental health advocacy. He works with foundations to raise and awareness for those suffering any number of addictions. He continues to write short stories and he states in his Prologue, ‘Addiction is a disease where a person compulsively abuses one or more substances until it negatively impacts their health and social lives. It disrupts lives, destroys families, and slowly kills its basic victim—the addict. In the U.S., addiction is an epidemic, and if we can all work towards understanding the nature of the addict, we can hopefully save their lives. To the loved ones of addicts: First and foremost, they’re worth fighting for. The toughest war for a non-addict is the internal one. Almost every day, you have to remind yourself who they were and can be again, not who they’ve become. Remember that you are fighting for their lives. Insults will be thrown, tears will be shed, and you will be disappointed time and time again. But persevere because they are worth the fight. It may seem nearly impossible, but voluntary commitment into a rehabilitation program on the part of the addict is the easiest way to ensure they keep the support they need. Contact the National Substance Abuse Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP to seek out the best treatment. Check on your state’s www service for local support as well. With addiction being such a widespread problem, be mindful that openings can be tough to come by. Costs also can vary. Some health insurance policies cover addiction while others can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But don’t lose heart. If you hold looking, you can and will be able to search treatment options that won’t damage your family financially. In most states, some level of involuntary commitment for addiction treatment is also allowed. With ample evidence to prove that the individual is an addict and a danger to themselves or others, he or she can be placed in a proper rehabilitation facility for a variable amount of time. Unfortunately, some states, including Pennsylvania, exclude addiction from their legal definition of mental illness causing involuntary commitment to be tough to achieve. Currently, there are huge gaps in the system when it comes to addiction, but the more we create our voices heard and support others to understand the devastation addiction causes, the better our options will become. Together, we can strengthen our current system so our loved ones have more and better options for treatment. In the meantime, we can utilize what support is available now. If he or she refuses to sign into a rehabilitation program and involuntary commitment is denied or doesn’t work, there may be other legal options to force the addict’s hand such as a restraining order. Call your local law enforcement to discuss immediate options in your area. If all else fails, plead with your loved one, convincing them of the beauty of life and love until you eventually break through. Never give up. To addicts: You may have given up on your life, but you still love your family and friends. Search it in your heart and soul to listen to them. It may seem like an attack, but they have your best interests at heart. You can and will conquer this disease, but you can’t do it alone. Use the resources available to you. Right now, you may be looking at your life and future through the hole of a straw. Sobriety will begin your eyes and brighten your future once again.’Powerful words from a very fine writer/memoirist. The book is tough to read because it is painful and yet so very necessary for everyone to understand. The story is Anthony’s and the summary tells it well: ‘Frightened, hopeless, helpless, alone, and permanently damaged…Addiction reared its ugly head at the Mazzani family and may destroy them forever. At ten in the morning, the first thing on Anthony’s mind is whether Mom is okay. Unsurprisingly, she is drunk. Typically, she reaches her drunken stupor much later in the day but as his dream prophesied, her alcoholism has taken full control and the family is in for a day from hell. Facing Diane’s addiction on a everyday basis for most of their lives, the Mazzani kids are plagued with mixed emotions as they face questions like “Do we even wish to save her?” As they attempt to process their childhood of horrors, Diane experiences her own mental breakdown: flashbacks of being raped and the death of her mom come roaring back. Spiraling out of control, she holds a knife to her own chest, threatening to end her pain. Over the course of three days, the Mazzani family endures hell as their matriarch dances with the Devil, loses herself in purgatory, and attempts to ascend back to the person she once was.’This is a book that should be needed reading for public enlightenment. Grady Harp, April 18

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    Beautifully written book

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    Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far []  2020-5-27 18:12

    I've noticed changes in medical recommendations over the years (mammograms, prostrate exams) but I've never seen proper explanations of why. Concise, complete, and understandable to the layman.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    I was hopeful from the title of this book. I agree with the premise and have been intrigued by some of the things Offit has been saying e first two chapters were excellent. Offit talks about the benefits of fevers and the hurt of fever reducers. He then goes into the overuse of antibiotics and the benefit of stopping the course once symptoms resolve versus completing the prescription. He promotes using them only when important and talks about how over prescribed they are.I felt that the book flat-lined after the second chapter. He would show studies, and then studies that disproved the original study. He would often sum up 5+ studies to prove his point without really going into much detail on the strengths or weaknesses of the individual studies. The listing off of results was both boring to read and provides incomplete pictures of the individual studies. I would have liked more information from each study, instead of just the one or two sentence results. For example, Offit praises the LEAP study which showed very promising results with early introduction of peanuts and he presents it as evidence that kids should be fed highly allergenic foods by 4-6 months of age. Being very familiar with this study myself, I know that the average age of infants in the study was 7.8 months. Early introduction in the study was considered before 11 months, not 4-6 months as is so commonly quoted. Also, the study disqualified 10% of potential candidates because they were already allergic to peanuts on skin tests. The study followed kids until 5 years and looked at the results after 5 years. However, 42% of the exposure group dropped out before 5 years! Without looking at their allergies, how much can we really rely on the results of the 5 year olds that are left? One questions if they were still eating peanuts by age 5 because they weren't reacting and liked them while maybe some who dropped out refused to eat them due to not feeling well with peanut consumption. While the LEAP study is interesting and may provide insight for future research, it is hardly the holy grail Offit makes it out to be. I felt the whole chapter on peanut allergies was more of an example of how recommendations change based on current research (common practice does indeed call for feeding all foods in the first year) vs out of date information. So the whole chapter seemed both unnecessary and it also really likes to discredit studies based on who funded them. I completely agree that funding creates bias. However, I search this critique ironic from a man who profits greatly from promoting vaccines, both from the pharmaceutical industry he's so critical of in this book and from his own vaccine patents. Seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.Overall, I think that Offit had two unbelievable chapters and should have left it at that or expanded much more on the following chapters.

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Once again an epic adventure (or series of adventures) place into print by Graham Ham. Well written with his distinctive flair and utterly enjoyable.

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    Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far []  2020-5-27 18:12

    This is the 6th book I’ve read by Dr. Paul Offit and loved all of them. Dr. Offit is very concerned that sometimes medical practices don’t follow the data and this is the point of the book. In these areas, Offit discusses the background of the practice and the studies that present that these practices are not data-driven. While the book could have lapsed into a jargon-ridden dissertation, it did not thanks to Dr. Offit’s writing skills. This book is clearly written for the lay reader but will still be of amazing interest to readers with more medical knowledge. My only criticism of the book is that it seemed too short. I don’t know if this is because I couldn’t place the book down or because Offit’s writing just carries the reader away. In either event, I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in medicine.Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book via Edelweiss for review purposes.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    This was a look into the lives of a family affected by alcoholism. It was hard to read the words of abuse. You obtain all of the emotions. Anger, sadness, anxiety and hopelessness. Alcoholism affects the whole family. It's a sickness that can be helped , but only when the individual afflicted is ready.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    This is a book that everyone who is a consumer of healthcare (so everyone) should read! It will support you to understand how to be a savvy "consumer" of healthcare.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    This was....... fine. It’s amazing to read differing views on things. I appreciated the views and evidence he provided here.

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Well written and very entertaining. Graham really captures the reality of owning an old bike and proving that old iron can still go the distance.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    "Can't isn't in our vocabulary"And yet sometimes, even when it breaks your heart, you need to learn when to allow go. That is some of what you will read in this awesome memoir and "what alcoholism" looks like and how it can break a family apart. Addiction, in general, is a "family disease," not just for the addict. Yes, there is Support and Hope from alcoholism, but some don't grab the "Golden Ring of Life" from e author gives a clear, in-depth acc of trying to save their mother as it can be a roller coaster ride, heartbreaking, and frustrating. So much so, it can affect the people trying to support and intervene in a negative method and jeopardize their own mental and emotional stability and health. So much so, the author is now a mental health advocate! The author shares, when is it "Enough?" Sharing this real story by the author tells us that addictions of any kind have no boundaries of whom it will touch and sometimes claim a life.A. T. (Anthony) did exceptional in writing his memoir. His writing style makes you feel all the emotions of a family in crisis and trying to save their mother's life. I am a recovering gambling and alcohol addict now 11+yrs maintaining recovery myself and I know "Rule #1" is, the addict has to be willing and ready to keep the help. No one person like Anthony or even his dad and siblings tried to no avail. And a lot of times the family will become bitter, and one by one leave and give up hope in trying to obtain the addict is real story will touch your heart and is an exceptional example and should be read by all, especially family who is dealing and living with an addict. I liked the method the author laid out the method book was formatted. It makes it an simple but intense read. My favorite chapters that had an impact on me was "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Too Amazing To Be True" ...Readers, do your self a favor and read this Awesome Book ...I Highly Recommend This One!

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    This books stresses the importance of family. It hits you hard what this family had to endure living most of their young lives with an addict but their love and hope for their mother really hits home with how much family means to them all. Their father takes for better or worse, in sickness and in health, to a whole fresh level. This man truly loves his wife and family. He tried tirelessly to support his wife war her demons and better herself. Anthony did an wonderful job of making this book come to life. You feel all the feels. When it’s poor it’s poor but when times are amazing you laugh with the family and feel the love they share for one another.

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    Too Far Gone: An Addiction Memoir []  2020-1-21 20:48

    A.T Micalizzi's novel "Too Far Gone" is a beautifully written, yet strong tale of how addiction can tear apart the foundation of a loving home. Through Micalizzi's private experience of a son whose mother is in a war of addiction, his concise writing style info and conveys the emotions he, his father, and his siblings are enduring during their Mother's bouts of drunkenness which create you truly feel what they were feeling in these heartbreaking moments. There are situations in this story that read as if you are watching an action packed movie, and others, which will undoubtedly pull on your heartstrings, and create you visualize what it would be like to be in A.T's position.What created this story an even more enjoyable read was knowing that a portion of the profits are going to addiction foundations to support addicts and families who are suffering just like the Mazzani's have, because when reading "Too Far Gone", you'll be asking yourself, "What can I do to support the user, this family and others alike?". Well, now you can do your part by supporting a amazing cause."Too Far Gone" is a story that speaks about an ugly truth that people tend to hold in the shadows, and Micalizzi does an perfect job bringing it into light. This book also shows just how powerful the power of a family's love can be. This book absolutely cannot be missed.5 Stars

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    Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far []  2020-5-27 18:12

    I was hopeful from the title of this book. I agree with the premise and have been intrigued by some of the things Offit has been saying e first two chapters were excellent. Offit talks about the benefits of fevers and the hurt of fever reducers. He then goes into the overuse of antibiotics and the benefit of stopping the course once symptoms resolve versus completing the prescription. He promotes using them only when important and talks about how over prescribed they are.I felt that the book flat-lined after the second chapter. He would show studies, and then studies that disproved the original study. He would often sum up 5+ studies to prove his point without really going into much detail on the strengths or weaknesses of the individual studies. The listing off of results was both boring to read and provides incomplete pictures of the individual studies. I would have liked more information from each study, instead of just the one or two sentence results. For example, Offit praises the LEAP study which showed very promising results with early introduction of peanuts and he presents it as evidence that kids should be fed highly allergenic foods by 4-6 months of age. Being very familiar with this study myself, I know that the average age of infants in the study was 7.8 months. Early introduction in the study was considered before 11 months, not 4-6 months as is so commonly quoted. Also, the study disqualified 10% of potential candidates because they were already allergic to peanuts on skin tests. The study followed kids until 5 years and looked at the results after 5 years. However, 42% of the exposure group dropped out before 5 years! Without looking at their allergies, how much can we really rely on the results of the 5 year olds that are left? One questions if they were still eating peanuts by age 5 because they weren't reacting and liked them while maybe some who dropped out refused to eat them due to not feeling well with peanut consumption. While the LEAP study is interesting and may provide insight for future research, it is hardly the holy grail Offit makes it out to be. I felt the whole chapter on peanut allergies was more of an example of how recommendations change based on current research (common practice does indeed call for feeding all foods in the first year) vs out of date information. So the whole chapter seemed both unnecessary and it also really likes to discredit studies based on who funded them. I completely agree that funding creates bias. However, I search this critique ironic from a man who profits greatly from promoting vaccines, both from the pharmaceutical industry he's so critical of in this book and from his own vaccine patents. Seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.Overall, I think that Offit had two unbelievable chapters and should have left it at that or expanded much more on the following chapters.

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    Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far []  2020-7-7 18:56

    Somewhat ironically, the book I've been reading alongside "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far" is Stephen King's "Misery". In case you're unfamiliar with it, it's about a popular author who is in a not good vehicle accident. He wakes up a couple weeks later, addicted to Novril and tended by a psychotic woman, who he learns is his "number one fan". We might think Paul is lucky that this woman was a nurse. Wrong! A goat herder would have taken better care of Paul than retired nurse Annie let's look at "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far"."Overkill" is not a novel and is not about crazy nurses purposely getting their patients addicted to drugs, keeping them locked up in their homes, and cutting off their thumbs. What it is about is medical practices that are outdated, which research shows are not effective or even harmful, that doctors continue to perform. Maybe that doesn't sound as exciting to read as a novel about a psychotic nurse torturing some not good soul, but believe me, it is!In "Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far", author and physician Paul A. Offit explores several common practices, screening tests, and supplements and shows why we need to reconsider them. Included are such things as:• Cancer screenings for thyroid, prostrate, and breasts• Vitamin supplements•Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke•Knee replacements•Finishing the entire course of antibiotics, even after you feel better•The insertion of heart stents•Treating fever with antipyreticsMr. Offit explains why these and other practices are outdated. He backs up his claims with numerous studies that I found fascinating to read. As he says, we should not just take his word; we need to look at what scientific studies show. And wow! What the studies present will probably surprise you!The author examines the method these practices came into being and why they at first seemed successful, even though later tests proved the opposite.He also explores the different reasons a lot of doctors are hesitant to change. From merely not having time to hold up with the fresh research, to wanting to placate patients by giving in to their demands (ahem.... please stop listening to pharmaceutical ads and thinking you know better than your doctor what medication you need. Chances are, you don't); to fearing a lawsuit if they don't do every possible try or procedure, even when they know it probably won't be beneficial; to wanting paid... and you don't create by doing thing is clear, we as patients need to demand more from our doctors when it comes to education and information, and less when it comes to medication.Overkill is a must-read for anyone wanting to create informed decisions about their health. In to be an advocate for ourselves, we first need to be educated. While some readers might be daunted by the mention of plentiful studies included in the book, it is nothing to feel intimidated by. Mr. Offit writes clearly, in a method simple to understand for the average person. You need not be a medical practitioner to understand the studies, nor do you need to have a background in medicine to create sense of the results. If you wish to become a better advocate for your own health, you don't wish to miss this book!(My original post is on Goodreads)

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Graham Ham locations us on the pillion seat for another mile chomping challenge with Daisy, the ancient Triumph we met in his first book. Before setting off Ham does a refurbishment on the old bike which itself is fodder for pages of hilarity and calamity. Finally back together Ham sets off to hit a number of motorcycle rallies in the UK and mainland Europe. The miles he travels would be something of a challenge on a modern machine but Ham makes his journeys on a motorcycle built not long after WW II. As the miles pass beneath the tires there is rain, wind, perilously low fuel tanks and yes, mechanical maladies. Ham approaches all of it with a dry wit in typical stoic British fashion. His word choices are inspired and he writes with an entertaining but never-too-sweet prose that is like sitting at a bar with an old friend. A truly worthy sequel to his first e mileage Ham puts on his old Triumph is truly amazing, the totals of which he reveals in the final paragraphs. The man is a bit of a nutter...and we are ultimately so glad he is!

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    An Adventure too far: Daisy's Diaries []  2020-8-24 18:29

    Ticketyboo tale of a true biker

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    One Piece Too Big [App]  2019-2-21 13:13

    Cool app, simple to use and does what it's created for perfectly.

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    One Piece Too Big [App]  2019-2-21 13:13

    I've been needing this for so long!

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    This is a notice I want more runners would adopt. The book is short, concise and well written. That said, there's not a lot of substance here, mostly because there's really not much to be said beyond "slow down and search what it is to have fun the act of running without the need for significant recovery between runs".There are, perhaps, slightly better sources, hence 4 stars: "Slow Jogging: Lose Weight..." by Hiroaki Tanaka, better because it cites some interesting studies on the physiological effects of slow jogging vs. walking or faster running, and "Effortless Excercise" by Grant Molyneux, available from the Total Immersion (swimming) website, slightly better because of it's extra insights on pacing and it's discussion of intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    Validates where I am as this was the first weekend that I was able to run 5 to 7 miles slow running, the only pace I can have fun with the end effect of feeling exhilarated from the increased oxygenation of a slow run vs. my usual quick walk. Very surprising, as I estimate my quick walk being faster than my slow run. I am almost 60 and I've never liked running, at least not how I envisioned running was supposed to be to be considered running. Short stride, not pounding, no jarring of the body, I looked forward to doing it the next day. An enjoyable short read that will create you think and reflect.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    I was reading and next thing I was done. I felt like I was talking to a mate and we never resolved anything. We were just talking.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    It got to the point quickly and was a quick read. It could have been longer. I enjoyed the exercises.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    It’s not often that we obtain something amazing for free. But I like free. That’s one of the reasons running is my favorite sport; I can go where and when I want, without paying a at’s also one of the reasons I chose to read Chris Bore’s book. I periodically scan the fresh releases on Amazon, especially looking for anything to do with running. Since the Kindle edition of this book was offered for $0.00, I thought it was worth a try.I’ve downloaded several books that turned out to not be worth the time to download, but this was not one of them. Mr. Bore’s book is well written, enjoyable to read, and full of amazing Bore says that running should be fun. I agree, although I admit that I am guilty of making it not fun. I have gone “too far, too fast, too soon,” and I have for it. My Boston Marathon qualifying wife has also gone “too far, too fast, too soon.” She is currently in a cast, recovering from ankle surgery, and missing the fall and winter running Bore coaches fresh runners. His goal isn’t to create them faster, but to support them have fun years of injury running, just as he plans to do himself:“I am 58 years old. I have been running as an adult, on and off, for coming up to 40 years. I would like to run a 10 k when I am 80, and have fun it.”Just as Mr. Bore doesn’t believe in wasting steps, he doesn’t waste words. Every page of this very short book is good. My favorite paragraph of his sums up the whole idea:“If you are a runner, being there – being out there, actually running – is what it is about. If you create the running unpleasant, or you injure yourself, then you won’t be there, and you won’t be a runner. So create it nice; and take it slow.”

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    I expected this to be more of a motivational book, but the author gives a lot of exercises to test while running to emphasize a low impact running technique.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    I am in my late 60s and alternate between walking and jogging everyday for the purpose of keeping fit and healthy, and also weight management.I was curious to test something various and it turned out to be an perfect exercise. It is effective for my purpose and for the latest two weeks it has been my exclusive form of exercise.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    Brief but good. I'm definitely going to test a slow approach now that I'm trying running at 50+ years of age.

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    Slow Running: Running for fun: without going too far, too fast, too soon []  2020-1-21 23:15

    Practical tip for enjoying running and how to do it with fewer injuries. Slow it down to go farther without the injuries.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    Well place together slim novella

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    Well written with a lot of nautical lingo, some of which is explained. Overall I think this is an enjoyable read

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    Interesting ob

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    If you like sailing, you will have fun this book. This is a true life adventure sailing from Australia to Fresh Zealand in poor weather. There is a lot of detail about the boat and how two people survived 40 days of horrendous weather. This book will create you think and become a safer and saner sailor. I still have nightmares about this voyage.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    Amazing read.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    I enjoyed this book mainly because I live in Australia and know the zone and its reputation. The authors description of happenings created me feel as though I was there, which was very scary ! I would recommend this book to anyone, in fact I already have recommended it to some of my friends.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    Short well written acc of survival at sea. The author created several key repairs under austere conditions that likely saved their lives.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    A amazing book for anyone interested in sailing and sea adventure. A fast read but an interesting one. Author created you feel like you were re detailed maps to go along with the zone descriptions would be helpful.

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    A Passage Too Far: A True Sea Survival Story []  2020-1-28 22:20

    I read this story as though I was re living my own voyages. My 44 days at sea with six gales on a 32 foot cutter were poor enough but without the major waves Mr Dyas experienced. I thank Neptune for sparing me this on my sails. I miss sailing off Fresh Zealand and Australia though I could do without the extreme seas and plight told in this story. Amazing story told. I look forward to reading the other books by this author.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    This book was an interesting read. Although a novel, it was partially historically correct. Lieutenant Colonel Dewey is referred to as Paul Dewey. His name was Peter Dewey. I wasn’t aware of this event. The book did pique my interest in the event. Again, a very interesting read.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    The five-star eating is based on knowledge of the zone and military service in Southeast e story flows easily through the different aspects of jungle warfare and interpersonal relationships. A riveting portrayal.

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    Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space []  2020-6-25 18:44

    Loved it. Chris Jones rules the nonfiction world.

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    Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space []  2020-6-25 18:44

    One of the astronauts in the book is a private friend..Don Pettit so fascinating to read this story

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    The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far []  2020-1-28 21:17

    This book is much more than just a call for tort reform. Anyone can say that our society has become overly litigious but Howard goes a step beyond. The Lost art of Drawing the Line presents the full picture of what is wrong with our legal system, how it got that method and what we can do to fix ard traces the roots of our current legal issues back to the late 19th Century when the political spoils system was replaced with an impartial legal and bureaucratic approach. By replacing politics with a system of rules it was hoped that governmental dealings would be fairer. As anyone who has ever had to deal, or much worse work, with the stifling bureaucracy that grew out of this movement knows it is clear that somewhere along the method fairness went too ard uncovers the paradox of how our quest for individual rights has actually resulted in a diminution of our freedom. True, we can still do what ever we wish by ourselves but we must walk on eggshells when dealing in groups, afraid to offend lest someone take us to court. Howard bravely goes one step further and examines the detrimental effects that the law has had on race relations. He notes that the ticking bomb of the race card has made a minefield of fear and bitterness in the modern workplace.Whether intentional or not, The Lost Art of Drawing the Line serves as an perfect companion book to Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone. By getting to the core of why coming together to work for the common amazing has become such a dangerous proposition The Lost Art of Drawing the Line answers the question of why one would choose to bowl e book is not all doom and gloom. We still have a government of the people. And, as Howard proposes, if as a nation we are able to gather the national will to fix our system, no government can obtain in our this book. And then recommend it to your friends.

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    The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far []  2020-1-28 21:17

    Philip K. Howard appears to be basically a legal philosopher. That is, at least in this book, he primarily with the philosophy of the law.His concern is how the right of anybody to sue anybody over anything has brought much of American life, business, and especially government almost to a standstill. He starts with people who sue over safety issues, like slides, seesaws, and merry-go-rounds in playgrounds. While he agrees that it is possible for there to be accidents associated with these pieces of equipment, he feels for the majority of people who might like to have them in their playgrounds anyway. But more and more they don’t because the schools, parks, or whatever can’t afford to hold them and risk being sued every time somebody gets hurt. So playground equipment becomes safe but boring – or non-existent.He moves on to examine the civil service and government bureaucracy, and how a amazing idea – removing the spoils system from the day-to-day work of the government – morphed into a nightmare. No one is able to create the decision to remove incompetent people from their jobs, or even to decide what should be done in any given government department without fear of being sued by somebody who thought their rights were being interfered with. This explains why it is so hard to obtain anything done when dealing with the government.A related phenomenon has occurred with regard to civil rights, he says. True, in locations like affirmative action blacks, women, and other minorities are being hired somewhat more often, but they are being shunted into safe-but-boring jobs that don’t necessarily let them to display their full capabilities because of the danger that they might fail in a true job.His arguments and the incidents illustrating the issue are clear and entertaining. But the solution appears to be much murkier. More rules won’t help. Much of the issue is that there are too a lot of rules already and they just add to the deadlock that prevents anything from being done. It seems that the only solution is for all individual people to refrain from instigating frivolous lawsuits and for judges to reclaim the ability to decide when things are too trivial to sue over.

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    The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far []  2020-1-28 21:17

    I was intrigued by the title of this book, partly because related thoughts that are discussed there were going through my own mind. The author recaps an old debate: the balance between the freedom to do whatever you wish and encroaching on others' freedoms. I don't think that the lack of a proposal for a workable solution is a issue - the idea of the book is to define the though I am very sympathetic to the reviewers who deride the author because they feel that individual rights are still not given enough of an airing I also feel that the author is touching on a issue that is endemic to our age - the unwillingness of people these days to take responsibility for their lives and the consequences of their actions - I don't wish to advocate a return to the days when individuals were cogs in a machine with very few rights - what we need is a balance - very hard to achieve of e author only gets three stars because the subject is not a fresh one - but he articulates it quite well and in a contemporary US context.

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    Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space []  2020-6-25 18:44

    I always wanted to be an astronaut. But being born legally blind, that was not to be. So I pursued a degree in aerospace engineering, and for years, focused on the technical side of spaceflight. I've read a lot of articles and books about how the shuttle, Soyuz, and the ISS is book is really not about that, and that is why I enjoyed it so is book is about the people involved in a very dramatic story. It's about the three men who were left stranded aboard the International Zone Station when Columbia was lost, and the men and women whose lives and decisions surrounded theirs. Each man's hero comes through clearly over the course of the book, as if you're getting to know them in person, and you come to appreciate the story more because of what you have been shown of these men. When the book ends, you wish to hear Ken Bowersox give a quiet, thoughtful, and introspective lecture. You wish to have Don Pettit teach you something--anything!--that you don't already know or understand. And you wish to give Nikolai Budarin a huge hug and have a drink with him, just because that man seems that cool. (Bowersox was probably a amazing mission commander, but I'd fly anywhere with Budarin. He seems the sort who could land a washing machine. If Hemingway had made Budarin, I doubt I'd have found him believable.)These characters--and the others, especially Anne Bowersox and Micki Pettit--make this a very various sort of zone book than those so full of technical info and explanations. As a result, this book captivated me in a method the more technical books never could, and I suspect that readers without any background or previous knowledge of the zone program would search it very accessible and captivating.I recommend this book very highly.

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    Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space []  2020-6-25 18:44

    It is somewhat hard to believe that in about a year, the first modules of the ISS will have spent 10 years in orbit. It is also a somewhat forgotten footnote that people have been living on the ISS for about 8 years as most of the world's population seems to be too caught up in things going on closer to home then to be concerned about the activities of a few individuals hurling around the Earth every 90 minutes. Chris Jones' book "Too Far From Home" has painted a most fascinating portrait of life aboard the ISS at a time of crisis for NASA, following the breakup of Columbia nearly 5 years we have some amazing autobiographical (and biographical) books being written about the shuttle program with Mike Mullane's "Riding Rockets" and "Sky Walking" written by Tom Jones. But "Too Far from Home" is the first I've read that covers life onboard the ISS itself as opposed to a shuttle mission to the ISS (such as the final mission that Tom Jones flew on when the Destiny Laboratory was delivered, chronicled in "Sky Walking"). Indeed as the station keeps growing in orbit, the experiences of future astronauts on that station will be similar, but in some ways probably uniquely various as the ISS adds fresh capabilities and needs. So this book makes a nice snapshot of life when the station was kept in something of a slightly mothballed state with supplies rationed to maintain the squad on smaller Russian Progress supply is book more then anything though is about three men, all with very various backgrounds. First up is Ken Bowersox, a military man, veteran of 5 shuttle flights as a pilot astronaut and later commander. As such it seems a bit odd why this astronaut who had "been there, done that" would opt for a sideways transfer to the long term zone station occupation program given its shakey political life in Congress at the time. But reading the book, you do obtain a sense as to why he wanted to go there (probably so he could say "been there, done that, got the T-shirt"). The second crewmember is the more enigmatic Nikolai Budarin, another military and zone vet with related experience in the Soviet and then Russian zone programs, but his background comes from an agency that had done long duration zone flights already and did them in ways very various from what we in the West have experienced. Then finally there is the egghead, one Doctor Dan Petit. He is the kind of guy whom I imagine would probably be trying to search a method to obtain himself into zone via some contraption in the Garage if he didn't obtain there on his own. In a sense this book revolves around him. Reason being is he was only an astronaut for about five years before he got bumped from Expedition 6 backup squad to prime squad for this mission. Given that the average astronaut selected in the mid to late 1990s (as part of George Abbey's plan to come up with less expensive engineering staff help as opposed to bringing on more contractor engineers) spends about 8 to 10 years in help and training capacities before their first flights, Don got quite a gift. As a result, I got the feeling that he kept some of that wide eyed child appeal compared to perhaps another astronaut who might have spent more time in the help role and had seen the zone program from A LOT of sides in the different help offices before getting that first ride.With support from these three astronauts themselves, along with interviews from people who worked at NASA at the time, but who have since retired (including then NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe), Chris has come up with a amazing book that is hard to place down. The beginning may seem a bit awkward until the main thrust of the story picks up speed, but it does have a point to make. Begin scrubs and previous isolation experiences of other astronauts may not seem to have much bearing on this, but they do as they do support provide an education as to the emotion and stress roller coasters that astronauts and their families go through. And yes, it has been written before in other books (such as Riding Rockets and Sky Walking), but the author has to create the assumption that some of his readers haven't read that book before. So having it written here is perfectly for technical flubs, I read them and I consider myself a self proclaimed "space geek" with more knowledge about some of this items then the average joe. To my eyes, they are minor, and anyone who gets hung up on them misses the point about this book, as it is not intended to be a technical journal. The author has to create some attempt to test and explain some very technical functions with more of an everyman speak for readers that haven't encountered this items before. In my opinion, he seemed to do that just fine. I seem to recall there was only one time where I muttered a "cough, cough B... cough ....t" under my breath, although I can't specifically recall what it was in regards to (it might have been similar to what happens to a human body exposed to a vacuum).About the only thing I want this book could have dealved into more was some of the water sphere science that Don Petit did in orbit. I had the possibility to attend a talk given by Don latest year where he showed some of the videos he shot in orbit. He didn't just present guys floating weightless and eating Bananas either, but rather he showed these water science experiments. I will say that the audience was totally captivated by it! It was like watching an episode of Mr. Wizard's Globe on cable. He would ask us to hypothesize what we thought might happen when say an Alka-Seltzer smartphone got dropped into a ball of water in zero Gee, then he would present us the results. It is possible for an author to convey that, although admittedly difficult. I believe Chris could have devoted a chapter to that items potentially as to me it showcased just the kind of man Don Petit was and the "on the fly" science that only men can do in zone compared to unmanned missions. Dr Petit also showed the gyro stabilized flashlight holder created from 3 CD players and a slide present of the pictures he shot of cities at night with his improvised camera tracking system created with the unused IMAX camera mount (both are also mentioned in the book).As such, I would recommend this book to people looking to learn more about what it means to be an astronaut today. I am only giving it four stars though. The reason is not for the potential of a chapter written on water science. I can only review what I have read and not what could have been read. Rather, I am not giving it five stars because of the summary written on the dust jacket (which also appears in the Amazon summary). Reason being is to me it seemed a bit too much "doom and gloom" and sensationalist for my taste. Okay, granted there is indeed a bit of that in the story itself, considering the circumstances that the zone program found itself in after Columbia burned up. But it got taken a bit far. For one example IMHO, there was NO NEED to place that mention of the Soyuz 11/Salyut 1 accident from 1971 in the dust jacket summary, given that ALL Soyuz squads since that mission have worn full pressure suits during begin and entry as a safeguard versus that failure event again. To me it stunk of a tabloid headline hook and seemed just as lame (and slanted). Some people go for that, I do s, mention could have been created of the seemingly quirky nature of the Soyuz capsule. But if it had been written up as more of an unknown factor that could come back to bite them later (as the TMA Soyuz capsule design hadn't been flight tested before operational use) rather then a spacecraft with a "outdated technology" (technically the shuttle uses "outdated technology,")and a "questionable safety record," it would have gotten me to read the book sooner then later. As such, it took me 3 months before I worked up the courage to this book as I really didn't feel like buying a book that seemed to have some bias versus the zone program before I got to the first me, what is written in the pages is NOT quite like what the summary says. If you obtain past that, then the book is MUCH better then what is portrayed presumeably by some publicist rather then the author himself. Chris, if you read this, I think your publicist (or whomever wrote that summary) owes you for that, just as much as you think Bryan Burroughs does for his book "Dragonfly" (as mentioned in the "Acknowledgements" section).

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    Page-turning action in a forgotten zone during Globe Battle 2 where a select group of OSS operatives was sent to arm and train communist led Vietnamese versus the Japanese. Their opponent was also the French who had occupied Indochina for two hundred years and desperately required the rich resources of the zone to rebuild battle torn France. It was the true begin of the battle in Vietnam...first versus the French and then versus American forces seeking to preserve the Southern part of a nation divided by religion and conflict. Uncommon rules of engagement, leadership ignorance of strategies used to politicize the French people and enhance guerrilla effectiveness virtually insured the mighty United States would be handicapped and embarrassed. A fascinating dramatization of historic happenings and well worth the time.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    Fascinating recreation of a true historical happening when Americans sent in a commando squad to support Ho Chi Minh war the Japanese. Fast read. Entertaining.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    This covers the early part of the Vietnam War. It is pre-Vietnam. It is a amazing read. I skipped the chapter on the atomic bomb. This chapter seemed to be a distraction from the over all story.

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    The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far []  2020-1-28 21:17

    Mr. Howard is a lawyer, and he points out that potential law suits have become a debilitating factor in our society. The book is filled with a lot of poignant examples of how running scared of the lawyers causes us to suffer harm. An emergency room staff in Chicago left a man bleeding with a gunshot wound 30 feet from the door because they feared being sued by patients who already were in the ER if the staff left to bring the man in. Teachers will not give students a hug for fear of harrassment suits. The governor of a state could not obtain a fresh light bulb because of civil service rules designed to avoid unfair treatment of employees and citizens. The examples are powerful and will create you more sensitive to the st of the book's content looks at education, government service, racial discrimination in companies, and bureaucratic rules everywhere. The point of reference is the current state of legal thinking, which upholds having a "neutral" judiciary that with disputes. Unfortunately, a lot of silly suits are started. One of my favorite examples in the book involved a dispute between two three-year-olds in a sandbox in a public park in Boston. A judge took the case and issued a temporary restraining keeping the two children apart. The other issue is that juries can create up ridiculous awards, both for the basic injury and for punitive damages. Everyone by now knows the story of the elderly woman who collected over $600,000 for hot coffee she spilled on herself after picking it up in a drive-through at McDonald's. But did you know about the guy whose fresh vehicle had had its paint touched up, and initially got a punitive hurt award of $1,000 for each vehicle that had been touched up to to him?One of the things I liked most about the book was the method Mr. Howard tied all of this in to modern ideas about how organizations work best, which is to give those on the spot lots of autonomy to create choices and use their judgment. Otherwise, you obtain the tyranny of looking at optimizing one zone (avoiding legal suits) while suboptimizing the whole zone (providing education, government services, or products to customers). He has several examples of teachers and principals who created a difference by doing what required to be done, regardless of the potential for e book's weakness is that it basically encourages those who may be sued to take a possibility anyway. You may be sued, but you will be helping. I agree that in a lot of cases there will be no suits, but to the family who goes bankrupt as a effect of an ensuing suit that tip provides small solace.I think he is really describing a society that wants to have a possibility to victory the lottery -- being injured gives you a possibility to obtain billions! Well, maybe thousands in reality. When the bulk of society wants to have that chance, you have to assume that the laws will favor providing that run in court with a lawyer who gets a contigent fee.If we are willing to give up on our "right" to victory the law suit lottery, we can have a more effective society. Are we ready for that?On the other hand, we shouldn't throw out the right to sue. A lot of times, there's no other remedy lancing these needs is something that we have to hope our legislators will become better at accomplishing. This book should support raise the alarm. But you will do more amazing by writing letters explaining your views to your legislators than this book can hope to accomplish.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    Perfect story. The entire Airmen Series give a history of some small known conflicts that occurred during the "cold war". This is the title that captured my attention, however is the sixth book in the series. I decided to read the other five before this one. Although it is the sixth written, it should be labeled as the first, as I later learned that it is the first in the chronological of events. These tomes are well written and impart a human touch to martial history. I recommend the entire series.

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    A War Too Far: A Vietnam War Novel (Airmen Series Book 1) []  2020-6-20 18:37

    Saw this posted on facebook and it sounded interesting. I do not usually read stories about war, though I love history. Once I started to read it, I could not place it down until I had finished it. I lived through then Viet nam battle though I was too young to be directly involved. Story holds your interest from the beginning. It relates how we got involved and tips at the why. It makes you wonder what would have happened had we not helped Ho.

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