Three Napa Valley authors are out with new books on self-help, corporate responsibility, and the end of the world.
Dr. John McKinney’s “Is There Something You Want? Take It From Me” offers tips on pursuing a better life and overcoming psychological addictions.
Robert Chestnut’s “Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution” talks about businesses that are focusing on doing good in the world.
And Darlene Longo (writing as D.M. Siciliano) is publishing the horror novel “Under Another Sun,” about a man haunted by visions of impending disaster.
“Is There Something You Want?” is inspired by McKinney’s experience treating people with addictive behavior disorders.
Rather than chemical addictions like drugs and alcohol, McKinney is concerned with “psychological addictions” – gambling, shopping, work, anger, pornography – that people cling to because of unresolved issues in their lives.
“I wrote this book to help people look at these stumbling blocks and the excuses that people use for not dealing with them,” said McKinney.
McKinney is a psychologist/behavioral scientist who has written one previous book, “Reality Check,” and served as a college professor, radio personality, mental health consultant, pastor, motivational speaker and lecturer. He lives in St. Helena.