A Cold Piece of Work: Ego Untamed, Untrained, Undisciplined Incredibly Immature Juvenile Thug Delinquent, Absolutely Declasse

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AuthorHouse, Dec 20, 2006 - Fiction - 248 pages
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Sometimes we may think we need relationship counseling; we need victims of child molestation group therapy sessions; we need anger management classes; we need parenting classes; we need children of single parents’ therapy; we need stress management classes; we are simply going insane— out of control.  And, we just might need professional counseling; therapy is always a good point of intersection to begin the “search within.”  However, we should not consider therapy as the only path to discovering what our true situation is.  We should not perceive professional counseling as the beginning, the middle, and the end.  Case closed.


A large number of people continue to experience the same “problems” or “symptoms” after literally years of therapy.  What happens if we can’t afford professional therapy, or we just “don’t’ believe it in?”  At that point of intersection, the “search within” has to be undertaken, alone.  Some people don’t believe in any form of “professional” guidance.  They’d just rather talk to “Ms. Rose, down the street.”  This book will be a personal tour guide to the search within, our personal Ms. Rose, down the street—“sincere advice and some of it actually makes sense.”  Along that vein, this book is written in everyday vernacular.


This book is a self-improvement work exploring the notion that EGO is an entity separate and apart from the True Self, the Real Self, which I call ME.  EGO can act independently of ME, does act independently of ME, and if let on the loose can destroy ME mentally and physically.  Our life can be simple or one where we're wondering if we should throw ourselves off of the very next bridge we cross; or just drown ourselves in the bath tub.




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About the author (2006)

Myrtle Marie Arriahnn Hyde Sample is a “regular person” who wrote a book about a subject that is of deep interest to her.  From a small child onward, she’s always been interested in what makes people “tick,” what exactly goes on “inside.”  However, the subject of EGO took on an entirely new perspective when her youngest son was stabbed to death by a person who claimed to “love the family,” and who called Myrtle, “mom.”


She holds a B.A. Degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.  She also completed a graduate program in Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has a Master’s Degree in English, California State University, Hayward; she took her “Exit Exams” in 18th Century British Literature and Fiction; in addition she has two teaching credentials; English and Mathematics, and is a high school math teacher in the Central Valley, California.


Myrtle adores hundreds of authors; her favorite genre is fantasy.  Her favorite authors are William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and Jane Austen.  Her favorite pastimes are writing, drawing, dancing, solving Trigonometric Identities, and playing computer games.  She loves all music; her favorite music forms are late 1950’s all of 1960’s Jazz, mid-1960’s to very early 1970’s Rock, Hip-Hop, Underground Rap, Doo-Wop, and Top 40’s- all of the 1950’s, any category.


Myrtle was born in Herlong, California; she began kindergarten there and moved to North Richmond, California while still in kindergarten.  She lived in North Richmond until she was 18 years old.  She now makes her home in Northern California, Central Valley.


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