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Oct 14, 2008
 

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Anyone out there read Jeff Poppy's new book? I have read part of it on amazon.com , and he seems to have alot to say about his exwife, Michelle. Seems like some of that stuff should just stay buried, but maybe she is getting something out of the book.
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Oct 26, 2008
 
Okie wrote:
Anyone out there read Jeff Poppy's new book? I have read part of it on amazon.com , and he seems to have alot to say about his exwife, Michelle. Seems like some of that stuff should just stay buried, but maybe she is getting something out of the book.
It's a book, it's history and the past, Michelle was a small part of it, whay not mention the other ex-wivs and what they might get from it? Nothing, it's history, the book was not written to attract the little dear abbies and their personal slant when they question their own motives on instigation, no? Maybe? Go to Minn., Calif.,Asia and Europe, you'll probably hear about the same thing, you know, about history and yourself.
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Oct 28, 2008
 
rileyp wrote:
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It's a book, it's history and the past, Michelle was a small part of it, whay not mention the other ex-wivs and what they might get from it? Nothing, it's history, the book was not written to attract the little dear abbies and their personal slant when they question their own motives on instigation, no? Maybe? Go to Minn., Calif.,Asia and Europe, you'll probably hear about the same thing, you know, about history and yourself.
Sorry, but I wondered why anyone would bring up the crap about the incest, and the fact that this exwife was taking her small children to stay with her rapist, unless, someone was getting something out of it. I feel sorry for her kids, and wonder why anyone would write about this very personel stuff about his adopted daughter, and former stepson, espically now that they are grown, but still live in that area. Sounds like the grownups around these kids were just looking out for themselves. Why drag it out now, except to make money. Sorry, but I read that and did do a Dear Abbey, Why was a mom taking her children to see a man who raped her? That is too weird, and" Dear Abby" here says," why didn't she take her children and raise them away from this mess, like in AZ with her brother, and his family? Or some other family?" Why stay anywhere near the rapist? And willingly take your little children to see him!!! The other exwive's did nothing of this magnitude on the stupid scale.
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Nov 1, 2008
 
Geez, why don't y'all write a book, or perhaps read an entire one yourself, seems you pick a passing phase and get stuck in it, like your stuck on yourself with...., little hope in yourself, accomplish and make evident you can do better in your personally related opinions that are narrow-minded and locally loco commentaries, it reads to me as a memoir, read the whole book, and if you lucky, listen to the music, Bennington has electricity to ignite a life and plug in a cheap c.d. player, some uncle formerly from Arizona would know, and he needs a life that ain't 'Max'ed out. Talkin' 'bout wierd....
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Nov 1, 2008
 
I bought Mr. Poppy's book by having read the Kirkus review here in New York City, the book's entirity shows a strong will to live, with self-help and self-acceptance, the many instances throughout the book denote common afflications, failures, successes, and ventures in life that took him out and above the stagnated life he spun in for quite a many years, he has accomplished much by having the discipline to not only write a book, but to make his own music, and still take care of business, sounds like a bunch of whinners of local residence in his area still trying to bring his life down to their level, again.
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Nov 2, 2008
 
rob roi of omaha wrote:
Geez, why don't y'all write a book, or perhaps read an entire one yourself, seems you pick a passing phase and get stuck in it, like your stuck on yourself with...., little hope in yourself, accomplish and make evident you can do better in your personally related opinions that are narrow-minded and locally loco commentaries, it reads to me as a memoir, read the whole book, and if you lucky, listen to the music, Bennington has electricity to ignite a life and plug in a cheap c.d. player, some uncle formerly from Arizona would know, and he needs a life that ain't 'Max'ed out. Talkin''bout wierd....
Have read quite a few books myself, and did not see any literary value in this one, and an extremely poor writing style. I did see alot of pointing a finger at people in the author's and others past history and digging up old stuff that other than trying to make a buck off others misfortunes have no real value to anyone except the persons experiencing them. Only read it after seeing an article in the Durant Daily Democrat. Also read Billie Letts new book that week...and it was readable, not written garbage.
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Nov 2, 2008
 
Also I do not live in Bennington.
Thomas E of NYC

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Nov 2, 2008
 
Dawn of the dead? Have you read that book, or did you write it?
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Nov 2, 2008
 
Sounds like there is some local interest concerning only one chapter of the book with 'sniping' done by the same kind of people yet in denial about theirself and live in blind reason, here in the east, the book is of unheard of characters that live in 'Anywhere', America, or the world, sounds like the author done something about the realm of things that were of perverted porpotions long before he knew of the situation, get over it, what have you done? The book shows he at least moves forward in life, and not in the misery some can never escape, and who is Billie Letts? A grammar and spelling teacher?
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Nov 2, 2008
 
And it seems it wasn't written to be a literary work of art, as Kirkus related, it's the message within that can effect anyone in this world, something your obviously missing, by what your personal interest in one chapter is, your coming on too obvious as one who never overcame your own wall of denial, and can't seem to appreciate the others who have, it is not a book confined to your local geography, so, stop your whining and start looking at yourself and your motives to try to sabotage a message that could help your own mentality, elemetary as it shows.
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Nov 13, 2008
 
Thomas E of NYC wrote:
Sounds like there is some local interest concerning only one chapter of the book with 'sniping' done by the same kind of people yet in denial about theirself and live in blind reason, here in the east, the book is of unheard of characters that live in 'Anywhere', America, or the world, sounds like the author done something about the realm of things that were of perverted porpotions long before he knew of the situation, get over it, what have you done? The book shows he at least moves forward in life, and not in the misery some can never escape, and who is Billie Letts? A grammar and spelling teacher?
Billie Letts is also a author formerly from Durant Ok, and a one that does not have to pay a publishing company to print her books. You certainly ramble, are you a former drug/ drinking buddy of the author's. Kudo's to the man for straightening up his life, hope it lasts, but you do not drag your adopted daughter's history out in the attempt to make a buck. Or at least write the book as fiction, and protect the girl.
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Nov 13, 2008
 
I know who Betty letts is, it's not about the money, it has nohing to do with you except your own denial, I know who you are and you've always been the same, in and out, mostly out, of reality. The book was written with more than the sad case of incest, what did you or someone you know that did about it? No one, but the author did, and the book deals with so many other aspects of life, the good, the bad and the ugly. Stuff people tune into Dr.Phil and the O show, lighten up, your not gonna win in any Dawn you no see.
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Nov 24, 2008
 
I suspect by references to family members by names of the author's ex- wife's family, that you are really the author writing as another person. And I stand on my opinion, you do NOT write a book about all the dirty little secrets of an adopted daughters history when it could hurt her, unless you are an extremely selfish person, or money hungery, or wanting attention so badly that others do not matter. This book could have been written as fiction. And no, I am not a family member. As for those who go on Dr Phil or Oprah, I rarely watch those shows, as I do not find them entertaining. Just sad. Also, I see the book is not really selling. I guess that says it all. And I hope the adopted daughter's mother did not willingly sign a release to have their name used in this book. It is bad enough what dad did.
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Nov 24, 2008
 
Also for the concern about others reporting the incest, many people did. The younger children were removed from the house. As adults, none of them had to go back into this man's house or life under any circumstances, and if they did, it was their choice.
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Nov 26, 2008
 
Looks as though the author took care of the situation by adopting her, talk about another chapter, your intrest in one chapter exumes bitterness in a situation that you are familiar with, with no answers of your own. The young girl, and now a woman, never went back to her biological dad's realm. Get over it, the book is not a phamplet on incest. Keep taking your guess of who this is, it is not important, your insistance of conveying the same crap is redundant as hell. And I am Thomas, also an author and a survivor of life's bad dealings, and you?
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#16
Jan 23, 2009
 
I never wanted to get answers, just to point out that for a REAL DAD ( and an adopted dad is a real dad) to put his daughter out into the public in this fashion is really crappy, and selfish on his part as he has attempted to make money from this. Jeff Poppy is not interested in finding answers for any of this himself, just make a buck. Thank goodness the book isn't selling.
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Feb 2, 2009
 
Okie wrote:
Anyone out there read Jeff Poppy's new book? I have read part of it on amazon.com , and he seems to have alot to say about his exwife, Michelle. Seems like some of that stuff should just stay buried, but maybe she is getting something out of the book.
What is the name of the book that Jeff wrote?
Sarah Poppy

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#18
Feb 7, 2009
 
WOW This is all a BIG SHOCKER. I recieved a phone call this morning saying that my biological father Jeff Poppy has written a book. I have not read it yet, and not sure if I even will. But I have read some of these comments from these people and yes those people have serious issues. The adopted daughter and him had a very close relationship that kind of seemed a little odd, and yes her mother had some sort of perverted relationship which is how she was concieved. I have so much to say and am shocked that he wrote a book and I am also wondering if he has mentioned me or his son who I have never even met who is a few years older than me. I have not spoken to Jeff in about 3 or 4 years. I am in shock about this whole thing, here is my email address if anyone wants to contact me with any questions. I want to know where I can get a copy of this book...Thanks
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Feb 7, 2009
 
I'm just wondering 'why' Jeff Poppy would even write a book, hmmmm? How could he not start the beginning of this so called book without talking about his 'beautiful daughter' that he choose not to keep in touch with? Or about his marriage & 'beautiful ex-wife'(my sister) that he destoyed. I'm thinking this book must of left out alot of 'history'.........
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Feb 8, 2009
 
I must apologize to Jeff... I guess I should have read the book first! As he DID mention about his beautiful wife and daughter. I guess I thought he must of wrote them off in his life and skipped that chapter.
So, again I do apologize abt my comments.

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