Synopses & Reviews
A revealing expose by one of today's most controversial and successful short sellers
According to a 1998 New York Times article, "Satanism has a better reputation in financial circles than does short-selling . . . The controversy over Mr. Asensio is reigniting the debate over short-selling and the role it plays in the stock market, a debate that stretches back to Jesse Livermore." Manuel Asensio has taken this debate to a whole new level, not only short-selling deceptive companies but also researching and publicly exposing them. Each time Asensio practices his type of aggressive short selling he is branded "the Devil's own Trader," but time and again his unpopular assessments have proved dead on the money.
"Sold Short reads like an action-packed and gripping detective story, exposing shocking and criminal tales that make the Hollywood scandal sheets look like a high school pantomime. Asensio is a brave and heroic bullfighter who dares to go up against the global stampede of the wildest bull market. He courageously nails down, one by one, grossly overvalued and corrupt companies."-Tony Shafrazi, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
"Sold Short is a rip-roaring ride through the netherworld of short selling. Part comedy, part tragedy, part horror flick, Asensio uncovers a world that would be ripe for sitcom portrayal where big-name fund managers dress in drag, buy silly stocks, but (and here's the tragedy) lose millions. If short selling is up your alley, you shouldn't miss this book. And if you'd sooner die than go short, you should read this book to make sure one of your longs isn't made of fool's gold."-Parker Quillen, Quilcap Corp.
"The best book this reviewer has seen on insomnia."Library Journal
"Make sleep as easy as falling out of bed."USA Today
"At last, an authoritative, sensible book for all those with trouble sleeping; this is wonderfully written and offers real help."Rosalind D. Cartwright, Ph.D., Director, Sleep Disorder Center Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago
"Nearly everything you always wanted to know about sleep and what can go wrong with it . . . with step-by-step suggestions." Publishers Weekly
This newly revised edition of Dr. Hauris internationally acclaimed sleep therapy program offers you much more than helpful hints. Youll learn what works and what doesnt, ways to evaluate the latest insomnia treatments, and how to create your own customized sleep therapy program. With this easy-to-follow advice, theres no longer any reason to lose precious sleep. Whether your sleep problem is chronic or occasional, No More Sleepless Nights is the best remedy available.
Helps sufferers of chronic insomnia as well as those who only sometimes sleep poorly. A clear, step-by-step approach shows how to determine the source of sleeplessness and then implement programmatic corrective action. Not vague generalities about ``relaxing, these are specific recommendations for what to do and how to do it. The director of the Cedars-Sinai Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Philip R. Westbrook calls Dr. Hauri ``the leading authority on insomnia in the world today...He has vast clinical experience in treating patients with insomnia and has a unique ability to teach what he has learned.
About the Author
PETER HAURI, Ph.D., is the former Director of the Mayo Clinic Insomnia Program and Codirector of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hauri is considered by many as the world's leading authority on insomnia. A pioneer in sleep research, he is the founder of the American Sleep Disorders Association. He lives in Rochester, Minnesota.SHIRLEY LINDE, Ph.D., is a bestselling author and coauthor of thirty books, including Dr. Atkins' Superenergy Diet. She is also a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the American Medical Writers Association. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Table of Contents
Many Suffer, Few Are Treated.
The Facts About Sleep.
What Kind of Insomniac Are You?.
Keeping a Sleep Log.
Three Things Every Insomniac Should Do.
The Room You Sleep In.
Getting into the Right Frame of Mind.
Bedtime Relaxation Techniques.
Learn to Manage Your Stress All Day.
Make Your Diet Work for Your Sleep.
Make Exercise Work for Your Sleep.
Resetting Your Sleep Clock.
Night Work, Jet Lag, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
How to Kick the Sleeping Pill Habit.
Other Sleep Disorders.
When You Need Further Help.