Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer

“Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water” by Jerry Apps

“Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water” by Jerry Apps c.2017, Wisconsin Historical Society Press $22.95 / higher in Canada 145 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your eyes are on the forecast. Depending on what it says, you’ll either approve or scowl. You don’t want your plans ruined but here’s the thing: you know that weather changes and you can’t do anything about it anyhow. So read the new book “Never Curse the Rain” by Jerry Apps, and learn to appreciate what comes from the skies. Growing up on a farm in north central Wisconsin...

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“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD c.2017, Beacon Press $24.95 / $33.95 Canada 242 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The examination wasn’t bad. The idea of it, perhaps, was worse. Your doctor took your vitals, looked in your mouth, felt around your jaw, and thumped your back. He asked questions, you answered, got down from the table, got dressed, and got your prescription. In and out in fifteen minutes but what just happened?  After reading the new book “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, MD, the answer may be “not enough.”...

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“Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick

“Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick c.2017, Kensington $9.95 / $10.95 Canada 256 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You always wanted to jump from an airplane. It’s something you dreamed about doing, just as you’ve always dreamed of walking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the Great Pyramids, and visiting China. So will you take the leap and fulfill your lifelong wishes someday or, as in “Boomer’s Bucket List” by Sue Pethick, will time and patience run out first? She didn’t choose him. It was the other way around. That’s what Jennifer Westbrook always recalled about the day she saw...

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“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe

“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe c.2017, Simon & Schuster $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 261 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Here. Try this. Take a sip. Give it a whirl. Do a taste-test. A preliminary trial, it won’t take long. Here, see what you think. We’re asked to sample things every day, from products to ideas but, as in the new book, “Valley of the Gods” by Alexandra Wolfe, is everything worth a try? College costs money. For millions of high school grads, that’s a fact of which they don’t need reminding. It’ll...