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Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 06:22 PM

Dr. Wayne Dyer, the self-help guru whose best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones" was adopted by millions as a guide to better living, has died at 75, his family and publisher said Sunday.  Dyer died Saturday night in Maui, Hawaii, said Reid Tracy, chief executive of Dyer's publisher, Hay House. The cause of death wasn't immediately reported.

 

1. He really WAS a pioneer!  Seems every household had a copy of Your Erroneous Zones as well as 'I'm OK, You're OK', the seminal books in the self-help field.  At least on this side of The Pond.

 

2. Dyer was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009 but claimed to have treated it with positive thinking, daily exercise and "psychic surgery" performed remotely by the Brazilian medium João Teixeira de Faria, better known as "John of God." He detailed the controversial treatment in an interview with Oprah Winfrey — for whom he was a friend and frequent guest for more than 30 years — in 2012.​

 

I think we found Dyer's erroneous zone: Between his ears.

 

3. Dyer: It's not just a surname, it's an adjective!
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Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

deleted....my computer acting crazy and double posting :(


Sir Creep

Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

Ann McGovern, children's book author, for example, 'Stone Soup', has died of cancer at 85:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ool-staple.html

 

 “Zoo, Where Are You?” (1964), illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

 

Keats illustrated a number of older and popular Dr. Suess books.
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gcreptile

Posted 12 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

Ann McGovern, children's book author, for example, 'Stone Soup', has died of cancer at 85:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ool-staple.html


gcreptile

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

Utta Danella, one of Germany's most popular writers with over 70 million books sold, has died at 96:

 

http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1047609.html(link in German)

 

Her books were light entertainment. She already died in July and she really should have been on my radar.


msc

Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:46 AM

 

 

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.

Sorry to hear that. This was kinda a back pages obit I stumbled across and almost didn't post till I read all the way through.
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No worries - most of the busy historians seem to shun media publicity. It's the more TV friendly ones who become more widely known.


Sir Creep

Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:59 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.

Sorry to hear that. This was kinda a back pages obit I stumbled across and almost didn't post till I read all the way through.
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msc

Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:32 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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http://m.mcdowellnew...2.html?mode=jqm

 

A former colleague of a family member, and apparently enjoyable company too. It's been a bad year for notable old historians.


Sir Creep

Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

Historian Robert Conquest, who wrote 21 books on Soviet history, and who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, has died of pneumonia at 98, a couple years shy of our 100 club.
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http://m.mcdowellnew...2.html?mode=jqm

RandomGuest

Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:11 AM

True Crime writer Ann Rule

 

http://www.seattlepi...-83-6408144.php

 

One of my favourite authors. :(


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