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Gianni
From: Italy
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E-mail: g.fragione@virgilio.it
Ho aspettato tutto questo tempo per scriverti qualcosa di speciale, ma purtroppo lo scrittore eri tu. E´ stato un privilegio conoscerti e mi manca il tuo italiano che ti faceva diventare difficili le parole che invece eri capace di scrivere cosí bene. Sono contento di poterti ritrovare ogni tanto su questo sito. Ciao Mary,ciao Jenny
Gianni
Added: October 19, 2006      Delete this entry
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Dory Green
From: Rego Park (Queens), NYC
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E-mail: DLG1000NYC@aol.com
I bought two copies of the book, one for myself and one for my 23-year-old daughter (I told her to pass it around among her friends). It is a remarkable book, drawing together strands of so many disciplines, seemingly effortlessly. This book is a groundbreaking work that should be on the desks of all world leaders (not to mention quite a few ordinary men). After telling Irish author Edna O'Brien about the book at her first NYC appearance at Bryant Park, and seeing her positive response, I gave Ms. O'Brien my copy last night when she spoke at the 92nd Street Y. I think she can well appreciate the work of her countryman and I hope she spreads news of this book. In addition, yesterday Bob Herbert wrote a stunning column in The New York Times that honed in on misogyny with energy and outrage. I have now communicated to him that he must read Jack Holland's book, and I think he will. Thank you for making sure this seminal book is now available. It is already a classic, as I see it.
Added: October 17, 2006      Delete this entry
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Gayle Gibson
From: Toronto Canada
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E-mail: amenirdis2@aol.com
A thousand thanks to Mary Hudson and Jenny Holland for working to make Jack Holland's fine book, Misogyny, available. I chanced upon it yesterday at Indigo, and somehow could not pass by even though i knew i just didn't have time to read it. But it's not even twenty-four hours later, and i've read it, wept, shouted, laughed. I started in the middle, finished it, and only then went back to the beginning and discovered that it's an Irish sensibility that was speaking so directly and eloquently to me. I too have roots in Belfast and other parts of our beautiful Island. This book is a splendid addition to our nation's literature and scholarship.
Like a previous poster, i shall head back to the store and pick up as many copies as i can as gifts for friends.
Added: October 12, 2006      Delete this entry
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Jeannine Schenewerk
From: United States
Website: http://www.intouchwithjeannine.com
E-mail: intouchwithjeannine@yahoo.com
Often, writers' treatments of unpopular truths are veiled in apologies. Attempts to explain the why and how of deeply rooted, ancient prejudices and attitudes, concerning the female face of our human past, are not uncommon. Yet too often these attempts are subject to a writer's personal prejudices, and agendas. Rarely, are these attempts wholly objective.

Mr. Holland makes no apologies, nor does he attempt to justify what has been the historically recorded female experience, through the ages. He merely sets before us, Truth, with an eye toward objectivity, and a voice touched with humanity. I am convinced his book may well stand as one of the most important, enlightening works, of our time.
Added: October 10, 2006      Delete this entry
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Cathy Mines
From: Toronto, Canada
Website: http://www.reachyoga.ca
E-mail: sportyoga@sympatico.ca
Hello all at JackHlland.net!

I have just returned home from purchasing every copy of Misogyny off the shelf at my local Chapters/Indigo book store. These copies will be my Christmas gifts to friends this year. Yesterday I picked the book up for my self,reading quicly the back cover thinking "how important" and by the time I got home, read the introduction, I had decided I was going back to buy every copy to share with my friends & family. I, like Mr Hollands Daughter, have not ever felt the wrath of Misogyny directly, and my yogic personality rarely allows for rude behavior to have an effect on me. I do however feel a great connection to the woman who through out history and to this day, have had to cower helpless Hello all at JackHolland.net!

I have just returned home from purchasing every copy of Misogyny off the shelf at my local Chapters/Indigo book store. These copies will be my Christmas gifts to friends this year. Yesterday I picked the book up for my self, reading quickly the back cover thinking "how important" and by the time I got home, read the introduction, I had decided I was going back to buy every copy to share with my friends & family. I, like Mr Hollands Daughter, have not ever felt the wrath of Misogyny directly, and my yogic personality rarely allows for rude behavior to have an effect on me. I do however feel a great connection to the woman who through out history and to this day, have had to cower helpless in the shadows of hatred.

Thank you all for the opportunity to educate myself a little more.

Peace,
Cathy

Added: September 30, 2006      Delete this entry
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Gerry Regan
From: Queens NY
Website: http://www.thewildgeese.com
E-mail: ger@garmedia.com
Delighted to learn about this site, though I'm sad at the death that occasioned it. I met Jack a few times, brief encounters, really. I enjoyed his columns and insights on developments into life in Northern Ireland. He helped inspired hope, hope that has in good measure has come to fruition -- that the divide in NI can be bridged with greater understanding. Ger
Added: June 7, 2006      Delete this entry
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Carole Leymarie
From: France
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E-mail: cleymarie1@libertysurf.fr
un salut à mon ami Jack.On se réjouit que son dernier livre "Misogyny: ‘The World’s Oldest Prejudice" soit publié très prochainement. Et un grand coup de chapeau pour Mary et Jenny, pour ce qu'elles font et pour ce qu'elles sont.
Avec toute ma tendresse
Added: May 13, 2006      Delete this entry
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Lai Yin Schmid
From: Richmond, B.C., Canada
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E-mail: lyss@telus.net
Dear Mary and Jenny,
Thank you for giving me the honour to sign this Guestbook. I still treasure Jack's book on Druid Time which he signed for me on June 2nd, 1986 in a restaurant in NYC. I also remember our meeting in Rome in 1989. I'm so glad that Jack's latest book is coming out this summer (after all the trouble you had with his publisher and agent) thus fulfilling his wish. God works in mysterious ways. I was shocked at hearing about his death, and I hope that in time your pain will go away. All the best and take care.
Added: January 11, 2006      Delete this entry
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Barbara Hudson Roberts
From: Jamestown, RI, USA
Website: http://www.drbarbararoberts.com
E-mail: bhroberts@lifespan.org
Dear Mary and Jennie: Thanks for this wonderful tribute to a dearly loved brother-in-law. Jack and I shared many interests, including ancient Rome, politics, writing and feminism. I loved our visits with you all over the years, whether to greet Jennie as a newborn in Dublin, to see Rome for the first time when you were in Trevignano, or to entertain you at Suan Croi in Jamestown. It was Jack who translated "Heart's Repose" for us so we could, rather grandiosely, name our home by Narragansett Bay. His death was an awful shock and a loss we will alwa**uffer, as his life and work were gifts we will always be grateful for.
Love from big sister Barbara
Added: January 4, 2006      Delete this entry
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Gina Sigillito
From: New York City
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E-mail: ginamac29@aol.com
What a beautiful tribute. I had the privilege of knowing Jack for a little over five years. I will miss his wit, his kindness, and his irreverence. He was a gifted author who inspired and challenged me (especially when it came to Irish politics).

I'll miss sparring with you, Jack.
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