My non-fiction books represent my interests in helping the population at large. I am a psychotherapist & Life Coach and have tried to approach my interests to help the human condition, as illustrated in: Drinking & Driving, Self Hypnosis, Portraits of Passion, 90 Important Things to Survive the Future. Being a SAG-AFTRA actor I wrote Screenwriting Made Easy, and subsequent screenplays as books: Miltee, Ed Boudreau, Press Bet, Brief Encounter, Love Is A Many Splendid Thing. These are all fictional and character driven letting my creative imagination take hold. In Portraits of Passion I interviewed 32 men and women about creativity & passion for work. Some of them were known participants: Charles M Schulz(snoopy), Robert Mondavi, Melvin Belli, Steve Allen, Norman Cousins,Jerry Jampolsky, Linus Pauling, John Wooden, Alice Faye, and many others. Their work was their life!
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OATH: The Screenplay
David Reats is a 60 yer old lawyer, and perennial student; a former anti-war activist and Castro apologist. He is to graduate medical school and assigned a psychiatric residency in the US Navy. He becomes involved in an anti middle-east demonstration helping a friend from the past. The friend hits a policeman unconscious. Reats is jailed. His intern-residency is in trouble,as is his marriage.
Practical Life Coaching
Basically, I am a teacher. I’ve coached/mentored individuals to pursue avenues they never thought was open to them. My hope is that this book inspires other to become teachers and life coaches as a self–satisfying profession. In my experience, most people are more than they think they are. They have to reprogram the tape in their brain and clear out the hurdles keeping them from moving forward.
Press Bet: The Screenplay
Ann Carter is a competitive golfer. She elicits the help of an older, misogynistic, Zen oriented caddy. They have a contest, he wins; she plays his way and wins the club championship. Their admiration for one another grows. They fall in love, and are discovered. She is forbidden to see him. He is fired from the course, takes a job in Australia. When he leaves she finds out something earthshaking.
Lenny is 5ft 6; he's hired by Barrie Connell,a 6 foot former runway model. Before long they become intimate. She is embarrassed by their height difference; they never go out He falls in love with one of the workers. Barrie finds out and is livid. Barrie tells him a secret causing him to explode. He leaves her in a state of despair.A stock tip makes him rich. He starts a club for shorter men.
Ed Boudreau: The Screenplay
Ed is an, unemployed womanizer; upset that his catatonic aunt is supported by their joint inheritance. He decides to take custody of her against the wishes of the hospital administrator. Being an alcoholic and womanizer gets Ed in trouble. The aunt comes alive,and becomes an accomplished painter with the help of a senior center director. Ed confronts his demons at an AA meeting, with regrets.
90 Important Things You Must Know To Successfully Survive The Future
This book contains well documented information for the general consumer. It covers in a very succinct form areas which will provoke the consumer to seek out specifics relative to their own lives. The subject matter covers a wide scope of everyday living: Finances(stocks, bonds, investing,federal tax rules etc);Taxes(IRS,Audits, Ways to save); Social Security & Medicare;Wills,Trusts and Retirement.
Portraits Of Passion: Aging Defying The MythThis
this book is a series of interviews of people over 65 who had continued to work. these individuals discovered their passion early on and never stopped producing, here are a few of them: i.e.,steve allen, dave brubeck, melvin belli, a.w. clausen, norman cousins, alice faye,john gardner, robert mondavi, linus pauling, charles m. schulz(snoopy), mayor lionel wilson, john wooden, and many others.
Love Is A Many Splendid Thing
Marsha Walberg had all of the advantages growing up. She went to the best schools in Europe, studying acting, & art history. She developed a fascination in antiquity of powerful influential women; leading her to investigating erotic art, Geishas from Japan, and Courtesans from Italy. Putting her interest to practice within her own age group was a negative experience until she met John a writer.
Miltee: Lost In The Metropolitan Museum
Miltee, a three-pound, Teacup Maltese is separated from his eleven-year old owner Heidi; ending up in the New York Metropolitan Museum. He is thrust into paintings of Picasso, Ensor, Rousseau, Bellows, and others; learning survival skills from their characters he escapes but is sick. He ends up in the vet hospital with a tearful Heidi looking on, only to find out the biggest surprise of her life,
Screenwriting Made Easy
There is a generally accepted structure in the screenwriting business. I will show you illustrations with some modifications due to uploading, which sometime distorts documents. There are programs you can buy for your computer, which are helpful. The library has many books on screenplay writing, this book will steer you in the right direction. When you finish your first draft let it sit awhile.
Drinking& Driving: Know Your Limits And Liabilities
The national/ international ethics of drinking as a way of life, are difficult to change. This book covers BAC laws of the world, and the psychological/ physiological aspects of alcoholism, and its effects on driving. Teenage drinking and driving is addressed, with a self diagnostic chart. Self help groups are illustrated
with current preventative measures, and codependent behavior is identified.
Self Hypnosis: A Method Of Improving Your Life
This book is designed for the person interested in a basic book on self hypnosis.This book represents a compendium of many areas of interest that I have observed with clients and associates. You have a valuable tool at your disposal.You can develop an infinite array of talents when the motivation strikes you. No job,problem, goal is out of your reach. Practicing 15 minutes a day is all it take.
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