In Overwritten, the second volume of his well-written memoir, Zack Bonnie explains some of the standard methods of mind control used to break down people’s identities, to force them to dissociate, and to overwhelm them. I applaud Zack Bonnie’s bold, honest description of his journey through abuse. I commend him for wanting to understand it, dissect it, and digest it – and integrate it in a way that will help others. —Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control and Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People Cults and Beliefs; Director, Freedom of Mind Resource Center, Newton, MA
As Overwritten begins, the bounty hunter and an armed sheriff escort Zack back to Rocky Mountain Academy, six weeks after his escape. This time, Zack changes his tactics and stops overtly opposing the authoritarian program. Some kids crumble under the pressure. Others become “look-goods” who’ll do anything for approval. And young Zack may be kidding himself that he can remain immune to the coercive persuasion and thought control that permeate the place. With coarse, brutal dialog and authentic source materials, book two in this nonfiction memoir series takes the reader deeper into the vortex. Available in paperback and ebook formats.
Zack Bonnie’s Overwritten is featured in the Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, on 21 March 2018.
I love butterflies and this coloring book uses photos of real butterflies so it looks really 3-D while I’m coloring. I like keeping my mind focused on the different butterfly patterns. Even tracing the leaves that the butterflies are sitting on reminds me of coloring when I was a kid and how happy I was with my crayons. No more trying to make my mind stay blank during meditation (a few minutes seemed like forever). Now I keep this coloring book close by with some markers so when I feel stressed, I can have fun and focus on nature to unwind. —Amazon reviewer
This coloring book is a little different from what you normally see. These 88 images began their life as butterfly photographs, full of color and depth and detail. The author, Jeanne Schlesinger, a professional photographer, helped them evolve from photographs to drawings, so they have shadows, highlights, and many of the subtleties from their original photograph, now in varying shades of grey. What this means for you as the coloring artist, is that you have a great deal of freedom to determine how these pictures will evolve with color applied to them. You get to shape them with your own personal artistic style.
I can’t recommend this book more highly for anyone seeking an easy to read yet comprehensive resource on infections and disease prevention in young children! —Lee Todd Miller, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Leigh B. Grossman, MD, is a professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia. The Parent’s Survival Guide is for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and caregivers who seek information and expert advice on the management of infectious diseases in their daycare and preschool children. Now available in ebook, print, and audiobook formats.Buy Now
Zack’s well-written tale does a remarkable job of recalling his thinking and his feelings as he gradually internalizes the madness of his everyday life and the hopelessness of his situation. In the tradition of “Darkness At Noon,” Zack’s history puts the reader into the life that too many “survivors” experienced, and he does this in a finely crafted page-turner. —Philip Elberg, Esq., Newark, NJ
Philip Elberg, who provided the Foreword to this book, is a litigator who successfully represented victims of Kids of North Jersey, a treatment center for adolescents with “behavior disorders.”
Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memoir, the first volume of Zack Bonnie’s true story about a Troubled Teen facility, was featured in the Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, March 2016.
The author was a featured speaker at the July 2016 annual Conference for ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) in Dallas, Texas.
Book 2 in the series, Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten, launched in March 2018.Buy Now
As a primary care physician for more than 30 years, I can say that Christine has pulled together exactly what is needed to help people be organized and responsible. —Andy Macfarlan, MD
Records to the Rescue! will help you document everything you need to remember and your loved ones need to know. These are records that everyone should have, but few people do…and when a crisis occurs, it’s too late.
- Be better in control
- Create a customized guide to your life
- Note where important documents are kept
- Allow someone to assist you when necessary
- Be prepared for anything your future may hold
Sassy Salad Secrets: Supercharge your diet and recapture your health by unlocking the power of living foods
In this book is a simple solution that can profoundly shift the way you eat—and live. That’s because the single most important aspect in achieving optimum health is your diet. Sassy Salad Secrets brings a remarkable, unique and practical approach to the table. Your health and vibrant energy will return. The body is capable of regeneration on all levels. Try these salads, and you’ll be on your way to living a longer, healthier and happier life. —Stephen Sinatra, MD, integrative cardiologist and author of “The Cholesterol Myth”
Charlie Van Hecke’s new book, The Art of the Q, makes the case that we are all in sales! From beginning to end, The Art of the Q provides real-life examples and case studies. Charlie Van Hecke persuasively shows the reader how to make specific changes that lead to success, through relationships built on trust. This fast-paced business book begins with basic questioning skills to help readers connect, engage, and understand their customers. The author provides case studies from 17 different industries, with examples, samples, and actual interactive scripts to improve business relationships.
Robin Bernhard Writes about Lyme Disease, Horses, and Humans
To anyone currently living with Lyme disease, my advice, in brief, boils down to these three things:
- Be prepared to face negativity from physicians who do not have adequate information about the disease, and try not to take it personally.
- Find a physician who is well educated in this area.
- Learn everything you can. According to Peter Alex, the great German homeopath and author of The Homeopathic Treatment of Lyme Disease, “People shouldn’t count on their physician or naturopath to know more about Lyme disease than they do themselves.”
I wish you good health. —Robin Bernhard
This special report was featured in TrailBLAZER magazine.
Isabel McNeill Carley
The Orff Essentials Collection
Invaluable material for music educators who teach recorder….They provide the framework for a curriculum designed to develop comprehensive musicianship. —Leslie Timmons, American Recorder
Stay tuned! New projects from clients of Chenille Books include:
- Bruce Dorey’s LIFT: The New Craft of Coaching – A book about harnessing the power of intergenerational apprenticeship and coaching.
- A dancer’s memoir.
- Life lessons from an immigrant to the US who navigated the corridors of power, discovering how to balance her life as she excelled in her career.