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Paul Boyd
From: Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
I'm hungry for "Contempt for three main reasons.

One reason is Jack's personality. When he visited my home with his wife Mary, my work colleague and friend, he was fresh and charming and full of insight, making our time together both informative and fun. A neighbor who met him that day kept asking me for years after, "What's Jack Holland doing now?" The final answer is "Contempt" and we need this book in order to be back in Jack's company.

Another reason is that Jack's thinking and writing are unfailingly interesting. His books that I've read -- notably "Too Long a Sacrifice" and "Druid Time" -- were compelling for their research, style and tone. When he gave a talk on Irish affairs near my home town, I had to go. You knew that he knew what he was talking about and writing about, whether the subject was the perennial Irish troubles or the Roman Empire, and that he would carry you along in fine fettle.

Finally, in the continuing struggle agaisnt oppression, we need to see clearly the roots and branches of this poisoinous weed in order to eliminate them. Misogyny is the most invasive and pervasive of these weeds and comes from an ingrained ignorance surpassing even that of racism. Given the universal persistence of misogyny, I can see "Contempt" being translated into many languages and being required reading in many countries.
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Lucas Bernard
From: New York, NY, USA
E-mail: lucas.bernard@verizon.net
Interesting site, but I am waiting for the book Contempt: A Brief History of Misogyny to be published. I know several people who a very interested in Holland's views on this topic.
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Emily Herrick
From: West Nyack, NY
E-mail: emhk@optonline.net
Mary and Jenny,

As the 1st anniversary of Jack's death approaches, I truly hope that your (and his) dream of having his book published is realized. This website is a wonderful tribute to Jack.

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Jeffrey Kutler
From: Nyack
E-mail: jkutler@optonline.net
Well done! I can't wait to get my copy of Contempt! Have faith .... As I think Jack would say, "It is just a matter of time before a publisher will see the error of their ways."

Love you both!
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Margaret Fernandez
From: Marycrest
E-mail: queenmidas@yahoo.com
I am a childhood friend of Mary's. Growing with her has been a life long fascination. To know Mary is to know Jack and Jen. Jack was not only a writer, he was a lover. Mary and Jen are the living proof of that. Your website does him great justice. I hope his book finds a publisher. It certainly appears to be an important work. I would think any publisher would do well to publish Jack's book.
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larry kirwan
From: New York City
Website: http://www.black47.com
E-mail: blk47@aol.com
Back in the 70's we got most of our information about the situation in the North of Ireland from the Irish Echo. It came in the form of headlines and bald declarations of the facts. Then one week, Jack Holland added his column; it was an eye-opener because we now got to see behind the statistics, learned the stories of the main actors and understood better the tragedy that was unfolding. We didn't always agree with his analysis but we knew it was delivered clear-eyed and with complete honesty. I miss Jack for many reasons, but I miss him for that more than anything. Thanks for the pictures of Belfast. They evoke a time and place more than words will ever do.
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Liz and Kjeld Hansen
From: Denmark
E-mail: kjeldhans@wanadoo.dk
Dearest Jen and Mary, Such a beautiful and touching web site. Thank you for it. I,m so looking forward to Contempt getting published. How else will I ever get to read it. We love you dearly. Liz + Kjeld
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Ivan Webster
From: New York City
E-mail: ivanwebster@gmail.com
I'm a writer living in New York City. I learned of Jack from Joe Greaney, whom I work with. Joe has made it clear to me what a wonderful person -- and essential writer -- Jack was. I look forward to reading his books.
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Marcia Simonson
From: Fremont, CA
E-mail: marciasimonson@hotmail.com
This is a wonderful website and memorial to Jack. Even though our friendship was long distance, I treasure it and have fond memories of the two brief times I was able to spend him when he came to Los Angeles 20 years ago. This is a horrible loss for all of us. Jenny, I know how tough this is for you. I lost my father in 1975 just after his 58th birthday. I still miss him terribly, as I always will your dad.
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