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Now With Even More Coolness! (Re-do from 2009)


Anybody Can Be Cool…
But Awesome Takes Practice

I was checking some links and I realized that this little number fell off our site. (It probably got lost during one of our many migrations.) Back in 2009, we featured this Be Cool book on our site. I felt that maybe as we slide into 2015, more people were trying to be cool and needed our expert help!

This book is a Christian devotional for teens and on one level it is a pretty good choice -short situations and appropriate scripture. So far so good. However, there is no “solution” or even a suggestion of guidance beyond scripture. (There is also some nice guilt and judgment thrown in.) I get it. It’s a devotional, not a self-help. But really if you are going to sell me coolness, I am going to need a bit more. (A LOT more.) A John Tesh look-a-like for the cover is not helping the cool factor either.

If you want even more entertainment, read the comments on Amazon’s page for this book. In other news, this book is still hanging out in a lot of public libraries.


Still, I like to think I am cooler than Holly.



More Christian Living:

The Rightous Guide to being a Christian Teen (by the same author!)

Taking all the fun out of sex

TV = Mind Control

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Doris’s Dreams

Doris: The Story of a Disfigured Deaf Child
Translated by Basilius

No, this isn’t THAT Doris.

This can be found in an [anonymous] large public library.  Actually, according to WorldCat, it is available in several large public libraries! It is apparently “Supplement 2 to Acta Paedopsychiatrica, Volume 35, copyright 1968,” according to the Cataloging in Publication Data. Sooo…maybe it’s still important in Switzerland and Germany? Is this some kind of classic in psychology circles?

The cover caught my eye. The front flyleaf (included below) says that Dr. Bodenheimer interpreted Doris’s dreams and her drawings in his attempt to help her. I thought maybe the drawing on the cover was done by Doris, since the book includes some drawings she created. But no – the back flyleaf (included below) says that the jacket design is by Richard Kinney.

I’m no expert in psychotherapy or its use of dream or art interpretation. It is possible that this book is an important case study in the field. It is possible that it is a reasonable choice for university and medical libraries. I’m sure you will all set me straight if that’s the case. I do question its inclusion in public libraries.


More Psychology in the Stacks:

Developmental Psychology of the Black Child

What’s Going On in that Pretty Little Head of Yours?

You Are Such a Tight Ass

Get Your “Strokes” Here

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More Curing the Gay

Pursuing Sexual Wholeness
How Jesus Heals the Homosexual

Any of you interested in curing your gayness, this is your book! We have featured a LOT of anti-gay books here at ALB. This book is part personal confessional, anecdotes of others struggles and a lot of scripture. Evidently Comiskey was living a depraved life as a person that struggles with “same sex attraction”.  The usual tropes are brought out: abuse, distant father, unloving mother, etc. Read some of this stuff and you will cringe. By the way, Comiskey is still preaching about same sex attraction.


More Gay “Lifestyle”

You can “fix” your gay kids

Gayness Explained  (This title is unbelievable)

Curing the Gay Life

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