Why Women Fail: The consequences of female evolution by the late English author Ann Dally, a psychiatrist turned medical historian, is her vintage accessibly-written pop psychology text, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.
This was originally published in 1979 by Wildwood House Ltd.
This was written at the time (circa the 1970s) to be a combination psychology explanation and self-help book to aid women to realize their potential by understanding the author’s premise that the then-recent social freedoms gained by women paradoxically resulted in greater restrictions on their personal expressions of them, for a variety of reasons the reader is encouraged to overcome.
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Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life For Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else by the late John J. McNeill, an academic theologian and former Jesuit priest turned psychotherapist and LGBT rights activist, is his religious spirituality self-help guidebook, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.
This was originally published in 1994 by Beacon Press. The book was intended to help religious LGBT persons and supporters reconcile their Christian beliefs and their sexual orientation in a positive manner, providing spiritually uplifting reassurance in the Christ-like message of love for all, with some examination and interpretation of the actual scriptures regarding various things, plus the obligatory 12-step DIY self-help program.
NB: Although quite a number of things have changed for the better since this was originally written, unfortunately, a number of others haven’t, so quite possibly some of the advice given in this remains valid to this day. YMMV.
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Statistik: viden fra data (Statistics: Knowledge from Data) by Jens Ledet Jensen, a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Aarhus University, is his Danish-language introductory guide to statistics, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.
This is a guide intended for the not-particularly mathematically-inclined, providing a grounding in understanding the basics as well as selected example models often used in research reports and economic policy write-ups.
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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career: The Wisdom of Book View Café, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford, is a humorous how-not-to-do-it writing advice and professional behaviour guide, free for a limited time courtesy of the Book View Café established author re-publishing consortium.
This is compiled from assorted posts made over the years on the Book View Café blog by its members, and includes contributions from noted science fiction and fantasy authors including Judith Tarr, Sherwood Smith, Laura Anne Gilman, Brenda W. Clough, and more, though the advice given is not specifically sfnal in nature and can be applied to any genre. Offered free and DRM-free, available worldwide through April 30th.
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