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Gone Girl
Gone GirlWritten by: Gillian Flynn
Reviewed by: William Merrill

In the first few pages of Gillian Flynn's new novel Gone Girl, I was thinking, This is it -- one of those rare novels that's unique and totally engrossing, cleverly plotted so that each new development has me astounded and eager to find out what happens next.

Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades DarkerBook Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

Written by: E. L. James
Reviewed by: cupcake

After surviving 50 Shades of Grey, and after taking a break for a few days from Ana and Christian's tortured romance, I girded my loins and cracked open the second book of the trilogy, 50 Shades Darker.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)Written by: J.K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré
Reviewed by: Mike London

With this introductory novel was released in 1997, few would have predicted the unprecedented success this series would cause.

Proof of Heaven
Proof of HeavenA Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Written by: Eben Alexander
Reviewed by: Patric Miller

As someone who has suffered an Nde, and struggled with many of the same things that Eben discusses here, I am not surprised at the response that many are having to "Proof of Heaven".

Killing Lincoln
Killing LincolnThe Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Written by: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Reviewed by: history_bookworm

It seems that most reviews of the book are by one of two kinds of reviewers: 1. the reviewer either loves or hates O'reilly, or 2. the reviewer either loved or hated how it was written. Here is my take, leaving the individual feelings about the author aside, Killing Lincoln provides on its mission.

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our StarsWritten by: John Green
Reviewed by: Alex F

I've read plenty of books, but this is one of my all time favorites, that's not something I can tell about very many books. I'll make it easy, I'm a fifteen year old teenage boy. When I usually read a book, I toss it aside and move on to the next one.

Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for RealA Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Written by: Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
Reviewed by: The Heavy Revy

I learned about a pretty neat program not too long ago. I could get no-cost books if I'd agree to write a overview. As a lover of books, with over 1000, of them in my library, I jumped at the chance. The first book I received was titled Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo.

The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's CallingWritten by: Robert Galbraith
Reviewed by: Karen

"The Cuckoo's Calling" is so well written that I suspect that some years down the road we will hear the author's name is a pseudonym of some famous writer. Lots of definition made one feel like another occupant in the scene.

A Dance with DragonsA Song of Ice and Fire Book Five

Written by: George R.R. Martin
Reviewed by: Lucas Diego


And the Mountains EchoedWritten by: Khaled Hosseini
Reviewed by: Shelleyrae

I am almost embarrassed to admit I have yet to read Khaled Hosseini's first acclaimed operates, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns so I couldn't pass up on the chance to read And the Mountains Echoed, the author's third novel.

OutlanderWritten by: Diana Gabaldon
Reviewed by: A Customer

When Was The Last Time You Completely Lost Your Heart To A Book? Well, look no further. Diana Gabaldon has created the ultimate escape in Outlander. Don't let the 850 pages dissuade you. It's the fastest read you'll ever have.

The Book Thief
The Book ThiefWritten by: Markus Zusak
Reviewed by: Tamela Mccann

Liesel Meminger is a Book Thief, living with a foster family in Germany during World War Two. Torn from everything she's known, her foster dad demonstrates her the power of words as the two of them share late night reading sessions of The Grave Digger's Handbook.

Lone Survivor
Lone SurvivorThe Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Written by: Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
Reviewed by: W. Burnham

"Lone Survivor" is a compelling, simple read that you will find difficult to put down.

Cutting for Stone
Cutting for StoneWritten by: Abraham Verghese
Reviewed by: S. McGee

This brilliant novel revolves around what is broken -- limbs, family ties, trust -- and the workflow of rebuilding them.

Eat to Live
Eat to LiveThe Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition

Written by: Joel Fuhrman
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Pelletier

So, six weeks later and I'm done the first stage of Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live nutrition plan. I'm actually impressed about this nutrition plan and thought I'd spread the word.

Fractured (The Remaining)
Fractured (The Remaining)Written by: D.J. Molles and Christian Rummel
Reviewed by: Kimberly

This series keeps getting better and better. I've been waiting for book 4 of The Remaining series to come out for months now. I loved the first three so much that I recommended them to everyone, and this one didn't disappoint.

The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)
The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)Written by: Daniel Silva
Reviewed by: E. Bukowsky

A curator in the Vatican's antiquities division, Dr. Claudia Andreatti, falls to her death in St. Peter's Basilica. Was it suicide or murder? The Pope's private secretary, Monsignor Luigi Donati, calls upon former Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon to resolve the mystery discreetly.

The 4-Hour BodyAn Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Written by: Timothy Ferriss
Reviewed by: N. Watson

Most of the highest rating reviews for 4hb came up on the first day. Given that Tim Ferriss has previously endorsed outsourcing in his Four Hour Workweek, I wonder how many of those highest rating reviews were from his individual assistants abroad.

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking
The Easy Way to Stop SmokingJoin the Millions Who Have Become Non-Smokers Using Allen Carr's Easyway Method

Written by: Allen Carr
Reviewed by: Sharon R.

No need for a long overview here. About the first three quarters of the book is spent exploding different myths and delusions about smoking (such as smoking relaxing you or getting rid of stress), which sets you up and gets you into the right frame of mind for actually quitting.

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsWritten by: David Sedaris
Reviewed by: D. Graves

As one who considers David Sedaris as the leading American humorist of this era, I honestly wished I had liked this collection more. Not that it is bad - you will perhaps like many of these pieces - but it is, overall, rather frustrating.

Michael Vey
Michael VeyThe Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1)

Written by: Richard Paul Evans
Reviewed by: bklover52

I didn't know what to hope when I started reading "Michael Vey". I had read every one of Richard Paul Evan's books for adults and kids, but couldn't imagine what a young adult book by him would be like.

Ever After (Hollows)
Ever After (Hollows)Written by: Kim Harrison
Reviewed by: Richard C. Drew

I read this in one sitting. Carried it everywhere. Skipped the sport gym and treadmill. Stood next to the microwave reading while dinner cooked. Yes, it was that nice. Why is it the books you wait the longest to come out, go by so darn fast?.

It's Not About the BikeMy Journey Back to Life

Written by: Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
Reviewed by: A Customer

I'm a woman. I'm not a cyclist. I've never had carcinoma.

I read mostly fiction. But "It's Not About the Bike" really blew me away. So much more than an athlete bio, this is a wonderfully told, brilliantly written case of a real American hero.

The Paleo Solution
The Paleo SolutionThe Original Human Diet

Written by: Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain

This is the best nutrition plan book I have ever read, and I lost 44 pounds following it. "The Paleo Solution" takes the low carb method made popular by Dr. Atkins and perfects it.

Fast Food NationThe Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Written by: Eric Schlosser
Reviewed by: J. Ryan Stradal

I picked up "Fast Food Nation" the moment I saw it mostly because I've always known that quickly food is "bad, for you", - but I've been both afraid to know why and curious simultaneously. After all, I've been hearing the other side of the argument my whole life.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy ChildWritten by: Marc Weissbluth Md
Reviewed by: Heidi

This was an impressive book - I cannot tell you how much "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" helped our sleepless, colicky infant. But, several buddies with non-colicky kids actually recommended this for any infant.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleWritten by: Dale Carnegie
Reviewed by: Andrew Parodi

I won't waste your time with a rundown of what How to Win Buddies and Influence People is about. With over 400 reviews on Amazon, with over 15 million copies provided, and with a very self-explanatory title, I think you all get it.

StiffThe Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Written by: Mary Roach
Reviewed by: Jeff Topham

This is a book about dead bodies. As Mary Roach shows in her new book, some bodies go on to do remarkable things, such as helping Faa investigators realize why a plane crashed or helping auto-makers design safety functions that save thousands of lives.

Moloka'iWritten by: Alan Brennert
Reviewed by: Nancy R. Katz

One day as a young adolescent, while browsing at the library, I came across the book Miracle at Carville by Betty Martin.

Eat to Live. The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight LossThe Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

Written by: Joel Fuhrman
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Pelletier

So, six weeks later and I'm done the first stage of Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live nutrition plan. I'm actually impressed about this nutrition plan and thought I'd spread the word.

Wheat Belly Cookbook
Wheat Belly Cookbook150 Recipes to Help You Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health...

Written by: William Davis
Reviewed by: April

The Wheat Belly Cookbook is a awesome complement to Dr. William Davis' book Wheat Belly, which argued that today's wheat is actually a Frankengrain because it has been generically engineered for increased crop yield and is no longer a natural offering.

Dr. Atkins' New Diet RevolutionWritten by: Robert C. Atkins
Reviewed by: K. Kreiger

As a health practitioner and a patient of Dr. Atkins' since 1974, I've been aware of the controversy surrounding Dr. Atkins for a long time.

I was a 12-year-old with a 350 cholesterol, who was well on his way to being a 14 or 15-year-old dead from a heart attack. Dr.

Eat Right 4 Your TypeThe Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight

Written by: Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney
Reviewed by: A Customer

Two of us have been following this plan for over 1. 5 years. My partner lost about 20 pounds in the first few months, without counting portions or calories, and has maintained his perfect weight without effort.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Taking Charge of Your FertilityThe Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy...

Written by: Toni Weschler
Reviewed by: The Tank

After 7 years of trying and over $35000,. 00 out of pocket expenses to fertility doctors, my wife and I pretty much resigned to the fact we couldn't make our own genetic kids. We then began the adoption from China workflow. We paid all that cash and are still waiting for our adoption referral date.

The Power of Habit
The Power of HabitWhy We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Written by: Charles Duhigg
Reviewed by: Ethan Jones

In this cool book, Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, tackles an hight-priority reality head on. That is, people succeed when they identify patterns that shape their lives--and learn how to change them.

American PsychoWritten by: Bret Easton Ellis
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Leach

Bret Easton Ellis, more than once, captured the essence of America in the 1980's. In his books, most notably Less Than Zero, Ellis codified the look, sound, and feel of the Ronald Reagan, Mtv watching, Yuppie 1980's.

Nourishing TraditionsThe Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Written by: Sally Fallon, Mary Enig
Reviewed by: A Customer

I was seeing references to "Nourishing Traditions" in other books that I found helpful: The Metabolic Typing Nutrition plan and Life Without Bread. But I delayed more than a year before acquiring Nourishing Traditions. I found out if I knew what to eat, I didn't need a cookbook too.

The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) (American Girl Library)
The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) (American Girl Library)Written by: Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell
Reviewed by: A Customer

I purchased "The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) (American Girl Library)" for my 9 (soon to be 10) year old and was excited by the head-to-toe organism care topics it covered. It touches on everything from hair care, to face cleansing, to washing your hands, to exercising and diet.

Out of Breath (The Breathing Series, #3)
Out of Breath (The Breathing Series, #3)Written by: Rebecca Donovan
Reviewed by: Ena M. Burnette


A Visit from the Goon SquadWritten by: Jennifer Egan
Reviewed by: diane roy

Although the book, itself, was thought provoking and cleverly structured, I would warn anyone who elects to read the book digitally that the powerpoint sections are extremely hard to read on the Kindle. The print is so small and the back grounds so dark that even a magnifying glass was little help.

Skinny BitchA No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabul

Written by: Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
Reviewed by: Kelly A. Mchale

As a man who has a biology degree with a focus on diet, an advanced biology teacher, vegie, and a marathoner/triathlete, I was interested to read a book that may give me strategies to use myself and to interest my students in eating better. This book began well and then changed courses rapidly.

The Signal and the Noise
The Signal and the NoiseWhy So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't

Written by: Nate Silver
Reviewed by: Sitting in Seattle

This is the best general-readership book on applied statistics that I've read. Short review: if you're interested in science, economics, or prediction: read it. It's full of interesting situations, builds intuition, and is a readable example of Bayesian thinking.

The 17 Day DietA Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results

Written by: Mike Moreno
Reviewed by: Hannah K

After seeing 2 of my colleagues have awesome success with this nutrition plan, I finally decided to do it myself since I never lost the child weight from having my 2nd kid.

FearlessThe Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

Written by: Eric Blehm
Reviewed by: Chris Jaronsky

I was somewhat conflicted when I read the case of this hero. Having read many of the books released about Navy Seals, one thing stands out, they all have an extreme focus on the end objective and make choices that move them closer to that objective.

The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the BlockWritten by: Harvey Karp
Reviewed by: A reader

The advice in "The Happiest Baby on the Block" is pure magic. Our child wasn't colicky but she was Very fussy. Everytime I did what "The Happiest Baby on the Block" suggested - swaddle, jiggle, hold sideways, and shush - she would stop crying instantly. Yes, Instantly. It was like pure magic.

Belly LaughsThe Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

Written by: Jenny McCarthy
Reviewed by: Carly

I thought "Belly Laughs" was truely hilarious, and like many others read it in one sitting. This book is the antithesis to the matronly and patronising What to Hope books.

ChokeWritten by: Chuck Palahniuk
Reviewed by: Michael Crane

but it's the first word that comes to mind. Before we get this overview began, a word of warning: This Is Not For Little Children. This Is Not For People With Weak Stomachs Or Are Extremely Sensitive.

The Shining
The ShiningWritten by: Stephen King
Reviewed by: Daniel Jolley

Twenty-seven years after its publication, The Shining remains a visceral, gripping read that showcases Stephen King's unfathomable powers to hypnotize and terrify readers, a power King had in abundance in the early stages of his career.

Practical Paleo
Practical PaleoA Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle

Written by: Diane Sanfilippo, Bill Staley and Robb Wolf
Reviewed by: Author, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health

I like "Practical Paleo". For anyone new to the Paleo method to health and eating, Ms. Sanfilippo's Practical Paleo is a ideal starting place.

The China StudyThe Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight...

Written by: T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II, Howard Lyman, John Robbins
Reviewed by: Howie Jacobson, PhD

Colin Campbell has made a career of challenging the conventional wisdom around diet, and "The China Study" is the culmination of his work. His integrity, brilliance, and unflinching courage shine via every page.

The Girlfriends' Guide to PregnancyWritten by: Vicki Iovine
Reviewed by: miscellany78

The Girlfriends' Guide to Gestation is a hard book to rate. Vicki Iovine's honesty and sense of fun about gestation deserves highest ratings. If you find gestation hard for even a moment, "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy" will be a awesome comfort to you.

Brain on FireMy Month of Madness

Written by: Susannah Cahalan
Reviewed by: Julie Merilatt

What makes "Brain on Fire" so terrifying is its reality.

The Remaining
The RemainingRefugees

Written by: D.J. Molles
Reviewed by: Smart enough...

My Only complaint is that I read this in one day and now I have to wait for the next one. uhg. Once again, Dj takes us on a journey of expect, glitch, frustration, endurance, determination and the fabulous human spirit. Dj takes the time to create characters and get us emotionally involved.

Solve Your Child's Sleep ProblemsRevised Edition

Written by: Richard Ferber
Reviewed by: J & A

My wife and I tried for a while the ideas presented in the no-cry sleep system without success. After months of lots of cry and no-sleep issues (both for our son and for ourselves), I decided to read Ferber's book.

The Zombie Survival Guide
The Zombie Survival GuideComplete Protection from the Living Dead

Written by: Max Brooks
Reviewed by: J. N. Mohlman

Let's face it: at one time or another we've all faced a zombie scare we aren't prepared for.

W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone Mystery)
W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone Mystery)Written by: Sue Grafton
Reviewed by: E. Bukowsky

The year is 1988. When thirty-eight year old private investigator Kinsey Millhone tries to make sense of a puzzling crime, she jots her notes down on index cards, conducts research in library archives, and determines people's veracity using her finely-honed intuition and innate common sense.

Becoming a Supple LeopardThe Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance...

Written by: Kelly Starrett and Glen Cordoza
Reviewed by: Dr. Eric Lane

I must first let you know that I am not one to overview books. I wrote my first book almost 2 years ago and I realize the fabulous task it is to undertake something that Kelly has done. I have read hundreds of books in my life.

The Healing Code6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue

Written by: Alexander Loyd
Reviewed by: Teresa

I studied the Healing Code online before I finally purchased the book. I was seeking proof that it was a bunch of hooey. What I found instead was the answer to my prayers.

I have experienced from diagnosed clinical depression for over 20 years.

Born to RunA Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Written by: Christopher McDougall
Reviewed by: D. Sull

Born to Run succeeds at three levels. First, it is a page turner. The create up to a fifty-mile foot race over some of the world's least hospitable terrain drives the narrative forward.

InsomniaWritten by: Stephen King
Reviewed by: J. T. Nite

There are many people for whom the book "insomnia", will serve as a cure for the titular desease. It's an 800 page book that takes about 150 pages to start making sense -- the first quarter of the book is all strange goings-on with no exposition.

Healing Back PainThe Mind-Body Connection

Written by: John E. Sarno
Reviewed by: Daniel Webster

If you are suffering from chronic back pain on any level, "Healing Back Pain" is worth reading. Over the years I have tried almost every therapy available for my back pain. The end result always being more pain.

Body for Life12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

Written by: Bill Phillips, Michael D'Orso
Reviewed by: Keith Vaglienti

"body, for Life", is an impressive book if you're a fitness beginner who's trying to find out how to get in shape and stay in shape or, probably, someone who's been working out and/or dieting for a while and doesn't seem to be making much headway towards losing weight and getting in shape.

Salt Sugar Fat
Salt Sugar FatHow the Food Giants Hooked Us

Written by: Michael Moss
Reviewed by: Mir

I actually wish you, my fellow American, maybe my fellow tubby American (yes, I've lost a bunch of weight, but I'm still Xl) to read "Salt Sugar Fat". Before I overview the contents, a note and a couple prefaces, Ok?note to folks thinking this is a nutrition plan or cooking type book: It's not.

The No-Cry Sleep SolutionGentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night Foreword by William Sears, M.D. (Pantley)

Written by: Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears
Reviewed by: A Customer

Ok, I admit it. I purchased all of them. Here's how they Compare:ferber: Advocates crying to sleep with mother soothing on a time timetable.

Put your child in the crib. Come back to pat and tell soothing words at 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, etc. Increase the times every night.

WastedA Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)

Written by: Marya Hornbacher
Reviewed by: Kali

This is not a sentimental book about a girl who finds out she has an eating disorder and over comes it against all odds. It's not a feel nice book in any sense of the word.

VeganomiconThe Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Written by: Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero
Reviewed by: Mike Desert

First off, the food in "Veganomicon" is great. Vegan With a Vengeance was super awesome, but this is the friggin' Bomb.

In Defense of FoodAn Eater's Manifesto

Written by: Michael Pollan
Reviewed by: Jesse Kornbluth

What's better for you --- whole milk, 2% milk or Skim?is a chicken labeled no-cost range nice enough to reassure you of its purity? How about grass fed Beef?what form of soy is best for you --- soy milk or Tofu?about milk: I'll bet most of you voted for reduced or non-fat.

Your Pregnancy Week by WeekWritten by: Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Reviewed by: First-timer

This is my first gestation, so I had lots of questions. I went overboard on the books - I own 3.

My Stroke of InsightA Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

Written by: Jill Bolte Taylor
Reviewed by: David H. Peterzell

This is, indeed, a first-person definition of stroke by a scientifically and dare I tell it -- spiritually -- sophisticated man. The author describes a range of experiences that make sense given our knowledge of localization of function.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Big Book   of Alcoholics AnonymousWritten by: Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson
Reviewed by: Ashton M

This is not the 4th (current) version of "The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous" revised in 2001 or even the 3rd version, revised in 1976. I think it may be the 2nd. If you wish to follow along with your team reading the stories you may wish to get an up to date version.

It's All Good
It's All GoodDelicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great

Written by: Gwyneth Paltrow
Reviewed by: krissskrosss

I'm torn on how to write this overview. On one hand, no one can argue the benefits of a straightforward nutrition plan, both physically and mentally, and the recipes in "It's All Good" are overall healthful.

The Last Lecture
The Last LectureWritten by: Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
Reviewed by: Jesse Kornbluth

One of the staples of the college experience at many schools is the last lecture --- a beloved professor sums up a lifetime of scholarship and teaching as if he/she were heading out the door for the last time.

Taking Charge of Your FertilityThe Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achiev...

Written by: Toni Weschler
Reviewed by: The Tank

After 7 years of trying and over $35000,. 00 out of pocket expenses to fertility doctors, my wife and I pretty much resigned to the fact we couldn't make our own genetic kids. We then began the adoption from China workflow.

Fitness Confidential
Fitness ConfidentialWritten by: Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey
Reviewed by: Lover of Classics

The title of this overview may seem a bit much, but I'm actually not kidding. I've read plenty of these reviews, and many seem very alike. They all mention the No B.

An Unquiet MindA Memoir of Moods and Madness

Written by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Reviewed by: A Customer

Over the past 20 years I've had several buddies who experienced from manic-depressive diseases. It's abundantly clear to me that the condition is primarily biochemical and "not, their fault.

The Emotion Thesaurus
The Emotion ThesaurusA Writer's Guide To Character Expression

Written by: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
Reviewed by: Sanjay Deshmukh

We know by now the Demonstrate, Don't Tell idiom professed by almost every how-to book on writing fiction. Where we stumble is in the `showing' of emotions, in particular showing the same emotion in varying degrees of intensity, and often end-up writing clichés,.

What to Expect When You're Expecting4th Edition

Written by: Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Reviewed by: Tim D. Soerens

This book is the terrible book any newly expecting woman can read. It is fear based to a degree that makes you wonder if Murkoff is intending to help you or to avoid a lawsuit. According to the book you are cursed if you do and if you don't.

The Belly Book
The Belly BookA Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly (Potter Style)

Written by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Reviewed by: Rachel

I first purchased "The Belly Book" after looking at many - Many - on the shelves in a bookstore. I was searching for a gift for my unmarried expecting buddy.

Why We Get FatAnd What to Do About It

Written by: Gary Taubes
Reviewed by: maramaye

The brilliant thing about science is that when something is disproved once, it's disproved forever. The not-so-brilliant thing about public health policy is that it has little to do with science. Everyone in the designed world knows what's causing our obesity epidemic.

Reviving Ophelia
Reviving OpheliaSaving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Written by: Mary Pipher and Ruth Ross
Reviewed by: Angela Moore

I read "Reviving Ophelia" two years ago, but I feel I can still add to this debate. I encourage the teenage girls who read "Reviving Ophelia" and were offended by the not-so-pretty image it paints to go back in a few years and read it again.

The Great Cholesterol Myth
The Great Cholesterol MythWhy Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan...

Written by: Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra
Reviewed by: J. Jason Boehm

As a Certified Diet Specialist, I sometimes have customers gasp when I advise they select eggs over cereal for breakfast or include shrimp in their protein intake. But. the cholesterol. they shriek.

The Expectant Father
The Expectant FatherFacts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series)

Written by: Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
Reviewed by: Charents

A rapid Amazon search reveals 3523, gestation books on the sphere. How many of these are written for the mother? About 3510,.

Fat Chance
Fat ChanceBeating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

Written by: Robert H. Lustig
Reviewed by: Christina Dudley

I devoured "Fat Chance". Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at Ucsf whose Sugar: The Bitter Truth lecture video got lots of hits on Youtube, has been watching the rise of obesity and its attendant ills in his practice over the last umpteen years.

Cancer. Step Outside the BoxStep Outside the Box

Written by: Ty M. Bollinger
Reviewed by: Bill Henderson

Ty Bollinger taught me many things about carcinoma I didn't know. Coming from most people, this would be a mild compliment. Coming from me, it is somewhat more than that.

You see, I have studied natural carcinoma procedures every day for the last eight years.

Ina May's Guide to ChildbirthUpdated With New Material

Written by: Ina May Gaskin
Reviewed by: A. Ross

One of the very few stipulations my wife made after we found out we were going to have a kid is that I read "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" by the doyenne of natural childbirth in the U.

The Reason I Jump
The Reason I JumpThe Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Written by: Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
Reviewed by: C. Wong

I read plenty of books about ASD because my brother is severely autistic. I am very thankful to Nagoki Higashida for answered questions that I have about my brother's behavior and the way that he thinks. And also answering some questions that had not even occurred to me.

My Story
My StoryWritten by: Elizabeth Smart and Chris Stewart
Reviewed by: Jill F

I'm confused by the negative reviews on Amazon and also Barnes and Noble. The drawbacks run from the Smart family cashing in on this horrific crime, to drawbacks about how the case was written. Elizabeth Smart is not a writer.

What Every BODY is Saying
What Every BODY is SayingAn Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Written by: Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins
Reviewed by: Matthew P. Gray

I thought some of the negative reviews were a bit critical of "What Every BODY is Saying". "What Every BODY is Saying" lays a solid foundation to reading non verbal actions or tells. I've read several other books on this subject and thought this was a solid read and I was very excited with my buy.

Prevent and Reverse Heart DiseaseThe Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

Written by: Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Reviewed by: MyRedSandals

My cousin turned me on the Esselstyn lifestyle. Her husband, who has experienced from genetically high cholesterol, had seen many male family users die before their time due to heart condition.

The Trigger Point Therapy WorkbookYour Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition

Written by: Clair Davies, Amber Davies, David G. Simons
Reviewed by: birdie

After a full year of hard dysfunction of my right hand, arm, and particularly my right thumb The Trigger Point Treatment Workbook revealed to me the exciting fact that most of my trouble was being caused by 'trigger points' in the scalene muscles of my neck and also in the area above my clavicle.

The New Encyclopedia of Modern BodybuildingWritten by: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Reviewed by: Alex

This book has everything you need to know about all aspects of bodybuilding. It begins with general recommendation and training techniques for the beginner and ends with posing for bodybuilding competitions. The book is well organized, so it is very difficult to get lost.

The Dukan DietThe French Medical Solution for Permanent Weight Loss

Written by: Pierre Dukan
Reviewed by: LMR

I will keep this review very easy. This nutrition plan worked for me. I am only 5 feet tall and, since the age of 15, have always been a very careful, healthy eater and a regular exerciser.

However, in the past ten years, my weight just continued to creep higher and higher.

I Feel Bad About My NeckAnd Other Thoughts On Being a Woman (Vintage)

Written by: Nora Ephron
Reviewed by: Cynthia K. Robertson

Nora EPHRon is witty, clever and has her finger on the heart rate of American women everywhere in her delightful book, I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. My only complaint is that at 137 pages (and small pages at that), it's a rather lightweight book.

Wheat BellyLose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health

Written by: William Davis MD
Reviewed by: Robert Burton Robinson - mystery writer

I've been following Dr. Davis' heart scan blog for the past year, and have found out so much about how certain supplements can stop and even reverse plaque, hypertonia, arthritis, diabetes, and many other health issues. And he talked plenty about wheat, and the many ways it destroys your health.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN ExaminationWritten by: Linda Anne Silvestri
Reviewed by: Frances O'riordan

I graduated college with a 3. 2 Gpa. I was a difficult working and loved nursing. I took a Kaplan course the week after I graduated. I did 1000s, of question on Kaplan. Took my test- 265 question and failed. I was crushed. Used Kaplan again. studied difficult. test #2, 143 questions, failed.

The End of Diabetes
The End of DiabetesThe Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

Written by: Joel Fuhrman
Reviewed by: B. Tupper

I find the negative comments on "The End of Diabetes" rather enlightening. Essentially, they all said something like: I don't wish to eat that way, so the book doesn't suit me.

Food Rules. An Eater's ManualAn Eater's Manual

Written by: Michael Pollan
Reviewed by: Kristine Hale

It is great how complicated we have allowed our diets, and our understanding of our diets, to become. Even Pollan's most recent book In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto - which seemed to be a pretty easy premise - ended up being a (wonderfully) complicated journey via our food solution.

Far From the Tree
Far From the TreeParents, Children and the Search for Identity

Written by: Andrew Solomon
Reviewed by: Jack

How do we raise kids who are profoundly various than we Are?this is the question posed by proven writer Andrew Solomon in Far From The Tree.

Be PreparedWritten by: Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
Reviewed by: Oleanna

initially glance, Be Prepared looks like it might be a joke book. The bright yellow handbook format cover demonstrates a kid in a backpack strapped onto a smiling, manly fellow in a lumberjack shirt.

The Vaccine BookMaking the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)

Written by: Robert W. Sears
Reviewed by: Sue Stuever Battel

As soon as I heard Dr. Bob Sears would be launching a book to help mother and father make immunization decisions, I pre-ordered it and waited two months for it to be released and arrive on my doorstep. The Immunization Book was well worth the wait.