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161. She Comes First: The Thinking
162. Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for
163. The Treasure Principle: Discovering
164. Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman's
165. How To Be A Happy Lesbian: A Coming
166. Building the Bonds of Attachment:
167. Crazy
168. Literature for Today's Young Adults
169. The Family Therapy Treatment Planner
170. Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to
171. Super Baby Food
172. Why Gender Matters: What Parents
173. What Your First Grader Needs to
174. Before You Say "I Do"®
175. Ready or Not... Here We Come!
176. Children of the Self-Absorbed:
177. The New Sugar Busters!
178. I Don't Want to Talk About It:
179. Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for
180. Hope Meadows: Real-Life Stories

161. She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman
by Regan Books
Hardcover (25 May, 2004)
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"When it comes to pleasuring women and conversing in the language of love, cunnilingus should be every man's native tongue," writes clinical sexologist Ian Kerner, Ph.D. in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Book for (at least) Two Generations
I came across this book and bought it in September 2004.Like most males, I like to think that I know my way around the bedroom with ladies, but when I glanced through "She Comes First", I realized you really can learn something new all your life.I bought it, and I can tell you my lady friend really appreciated it, and still does, to this day.The better part of a year later, my then 16 year old son noticed the book sitting off to the side of one of my bookshelves and asked about it.I recalled my teenage days when I didn't have a clue about female anatomy (let alone the female psyche), and I told my boy to read the book, cover to cover, so as to better prepare him for dealing with (and pleasing) women.He had lots of questions after he finished this book, and we passed some interesting conversations talking about women, men and women, and how we deal with each other on various levels.I'm sure the author didn't have this kind of use of his book in mind when he wrote it, but his book turned out to be a great sex education tool for my boy, and it opened up (and facilitated) channels of communication between the two of us on what can be an awkward subject, frankly, for a parent: sex and the opposite sex.Great book, and I recommend that other parents consider reading it and discussing with their kids - and that includes moms and daughters.

5-0 out of 5 stars I appreciate the step by step aspect of this book
Not to brag, but I've always prided myself on being good in the bedroom (and women have never complained haha), but still, i buy as many sex books as I can. Why? Because if I can find just ONE tip that's helpful, it's worth it's weight in gold (which is much more than the price of any book). Well, She Comes First goes into amazing detail about the pleasure areas of a woman's body, where she feels things on her nerve endings, etc. Get this book and you (and she) will not be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening, very detailed and delivers great results
This book was eye-opening for me. I didn't know that the female intimate zone consists of so many different parts and is extremely sensitive due to a huge number of nerve endings. I am happy that so knowledgeable expert describes step-by-step which part after which part to stimulate in order to lead your lady to orgasm. I feel a lot more comfortable when it comes to orally pleasing my wife after I read this book. She doesn't have to be that involved now because I simply follow the clear and very detailed instructions and she literary melts in front of my eyes. I agree that she comes first and yet guys do pamper yourself as well with the secrets from "scientfically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex". My experience shows that when both partners have mind blowing time in bed spontaneity, libido and passion increase with each love making. I believe that every caring for his sexual education, performance and lady man should read she comes first. It is one of the few that contains exclusive and very valuable information that will make a great difference for your girl and your confidence. ... Read more

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162. Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Paperback (January, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Start Here
This is the first book I read on Asperger's, and I am glad that it was.Tony Attwood is one of the leading experts on Asperger's.He really gets it and doesn't try to fit an Asperger child into a nt understanding of the world, but goes to the Asperger world.It has really helped me understand myself and my children better.Well done!I can't wait to see more from him.

5-0 out of 5 stars At the very top of my list
My son was found with some type of High Functioning Autism about two months ago. I'm a physician and behavioral researcher, though not in the area of autism or anything related to children or developmental disorders. I've read many books, scientific texts, online publications... you name it, in the past weeks. I've obtained very valuable information from all of them. This book does not go into the details of genetics or the neurological issues around Autism, in which I'm deeply interested, but I got that from other sources. However, it was from this book that I could draw a clear plan of action for my son and my family. Mr. Atwood must be a very smart and practical person. So far, of all that I've read, I'd put this book at the top, with the much more academic though less practical textbook on AS by Klin, Volkmar and Sparrow.

4-0 out of 5 stars Aperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This is a good book to help you better understand asperger's syndrome and high functioning autism.It defines the basic symptoms and discusses areas that are problematic.Goes through some great social skills techniques and career ideas too. ... Read more

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163. The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving (LifeChange Books)
by Multnomah
Hardcover (09 October, 2001)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Stewardship of Scripture
I'm not sure which is more distressing - the author's egregious misuse of Scripture or the plethora of glowing endorsements this book is receiving.Both are the result of not applying sound principles of biblical interpretation taught to beginning hermeneutics students. 5-0 out of 5 stars Great book.
This was a good book with sound biblical principles on giving. It made me totally reevaluate my own giving.

If you're looking for a feel-good, warm-fuzzy book, you may not want to purchase this one.It is a book that will challenge and change you.You may believe you are a generous and joyful giver, totally committed to God, but after reading this book, you may have to rethink that self-assessment.If you are sincerely looking for a deeper relationship with God and you aren't afraid of a deeper level of commitment, you WILL BE a changed person--for the better--after reading The Treasure Principle.
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Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity - Christian Life - General    3. Christianity - Stewardship    4. Christianity - Theology - Ethics    5. Ethics    6. General    7. Religion    8. Religion - Christian Life    9. Religious aspects    10. Wealth    11. CHRISTIAN LIVING / PRACTICAL LIFE / PERSONAL FINANCE    12. Religion / Christian Life   

164. Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart
by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (06 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Necessary Read
This book is truly the only book necessary to read about men.It doesn't advocate games or 'rules' or useless techniques.Rather, it instills a mindset of being in control of YOURSELF.In the end, it really isn't about "getting" the guy or "figuring him out".Those days are "so over"!!You learn about how to treat yourself and in this manner you teach him how to treat you.See, it's a matter of HIM fitting into YOUR life... not your having to ACCOMODATE HIS WHIMS.Most important, by valuing who you are, you are helping to bring out the best in him!What a read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Living it and Loving it
I wish I read this book years ago.I've definitely learned the hard way of the "nice girl" that she speaks of.I can relate to all the principles because I now practice them and its good to read a book the reconfirms the way I am to men.
5-0 out of 5 stars Attitude is Everything
This is a must read for all women, single or married.Sherry's writing style and sense of humor are right on.I've already used a few of the techniques in this book on a guy I am currently dating and it works. My guy friend now calls me when he says and can't wait to see me.I am now the one in control of what I want in a man.Thank you Diva Sherry! ... Read more

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165. How To Be A Happy Lesbian: A Coming Out Guide
by Amazing Dreams Publishing
Paperback (02 January, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars gentle, caring and informative
This book is full of valuable information for anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. A helpful guide for individuals who are interested in learning more about themselves and others.
5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
I'm not the type to write reviews on anything but I would be a fool if I did not.This book is excellent and has enhanced my relationship with my partner. I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Newbie with lots to learn
It never occured to me that Happy and Lesbian could be in the same sentence. Through the support I have recieved and this book I now believe it is possible. This book is a whole relationship guide which is cool. Not many books take you from how to meet them to how to live with them. The history and terminology and everything included makes it a very helpful and well rounded book for everyone not just those coming out ... Read more

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166. Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
by Jason Aronson
Paperback (28 October, 1999)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful to learn about attachment
This was one of many books I have been reading regarding attachment.This book had my sons name written all over it.I am a mother of a foreign adopted son with many issues ahead.This has by far been the best one I have found.It showed examples of problems along with a recommended solution to correcting the behavior.We are now seeing some much needed changes in our household.I highly recommend this selection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Daniel Hughes really understands children with RAD! I especially would recommend this book for parents adopting or doing foster care.

5-0 out of 5 stars highly recommend
We recently adopted a 9 yr old boy.This book helped me understand the source of his behavior and have more compassion.There weren't a lot of methods to help me cope, but I hope his other book will have that.
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167. Crazy
by Putnam Adult
Hardcover (20 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book
Whether or not you have personally experienced mental illness in your family or have experience in the criminial justice system, this book will open your eyes. I want to thank the author for bringing this difficult and stigmatized subject the the attention of the average citizen. A very important book that will hopefully bring about change in both the mental health system and the criminal justice system.

5-0 out of 5 stars In depth and accurate
I found myself fascinated from the point of view of nurse, police dispatcher, and victim of a brutal assault by a man who had gone off his meds.I like the way he writes and plan to read more of his books.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Must-Read
This book is a must read for, well, everyone.It especially will be helpful to those whose lives are impacted by a friend or family member's illness or those who work with the mentally ill, but is a well-written and thought provoking read for anyone. ... Read more

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168. Literature for Today's Young Adults (7th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (19 April, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource
This is one textbook I actually enjoy reading! If you are interested in Young Adult literature, either from an educator's or a parental perspective, this book is a great place to learn more.Of course, being a textbook, there is a section on the history of the genre, but it's actually interesting.But the best feature of this bookis the the Focus Boxes which list current titles with brief summaries as examples of each format and genre.Also useful is a chronological list of award-winning books which appears near the beginning of the book.This is one text I plan to keep, then replace with newer editions as they are published.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for anyone interested in YA Lit
This textbook type book is an easy read, full of information regarding young adult characteristics in appealing writings, the growth and development of young adult literature and excellent listings, bibliographies and related web sites.Anyone working with young adults and literature will find this book a treasure.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good resource.
Literature for Today's Young Adults, by Aleen Pace Nilsen and Kenneth L. Donelson, Sixth Edition. I purchased this book for a class in adolescent literature, and have found to be the book very good and very thorough.The book includes many chapters about modern adolescent literature and their various controversies.Besides being an interesting book, I found it very thorough because it includes varied points of view, and includes many articles written by the authors themselves who write novels for young adults. ... Read more

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169. The Family Therapy Treatment Planner
by Wiley
Paperback (14 April, 2000)
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170. Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships
by Harper Paperbacks
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not what the title suggests
Dr Laura gives some good advice but it is mixed with absolutely stupid advice such as when she says that a person should stay in an unhappy marriage because of their commitment.
3-0 out of 5 stars Having a real experience is better than reading this book..
I am a foreigner.
4-0 out of 5 stars Straightforward And On Target Advice For Couples
The book presents a compelling and eye-opening viewpoint and provides a good basis for couples who want to build better skills at relating by re-examining their behaviors. While reading, I did recognize behaviors in myself that I have also engaged in but was previously not aware of. Read more

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171. Super Baby Food
by F. J. Roberts Publishing Company
Paperback (June, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite baby food book!!
This is the first review I've ever written.. but I just had to after seeing some of the negative reviews on it!YIKES!!
5-0 out of 5 stars so much info at your fingertips
I was shocked to read the poor reviews of this book, this is the first book I've ever reviewed and I'm doing it because it has made such a difference in our lives.I wanted to make my own healthy baby food because my firstborn suffered a lot of digestive problems starting at the time I began feeding her store bought baby food.Fresh, preservative-free homemade baby food made the difference for us.Since then I have started all my babies this way.I am thankful to Ruth Yaron for doing the legwork of getting all the info together in one book.The book includes a table of foods and the vitamins/minerals they contain, there's a section on how to prepare all the major fruits and vegetables, lots of helpful tips and hints, a good reference section on nutrition, recipes, schedules for when to feed certain foods, and lots more.She is a fanatic about some of her healthy additives for baby's food, I didn't get bothered with all that.If you really want to make your own healthy baby food and want to learn a little about good nutrition in general, this is the book for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Passionate
This book is advice from a very passionate mom.She's a little over the top on some things, as I'm sure we all are on the things we are most passionate about, but all in all it is a great reference for feeding your baby a healthy, balanced, diet.One thing I would add is that you can make the rice cereal in a rice cooker a little easier than on the stove and when you freeze it after making it that way it is not rubbery at all.
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172. Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
by Broadway
Paperback (14 February, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Informative...but form your own opinion based on the facts!
I picked this book up at the library and I must say I have been unable to put it down. Dr Sax presents an array of informative facts, based on research and many valuable sources to help us understand the 'nature/nurture' debate in boys and girls. He presents the information in a clear and concise manner and offers various solutions and ideas for raising a well-rounded individual.
4-0 out of 5 stars Worth Purchasing
This book is filled with a lot of recent research. Dr. Sax discusses carefully designed studies that found that more than half of normal men would actually rape a girl if they were assured of not being caught and punished (p123). And these studies focused on "nice guys" not Neanderthal cavemen. This is disturbing, but not surprising.

3-0 out of 5 stars half good, half bad
I just finished reading this book.Fascinating, it only took a couple of days (despite being a mom of young children!)
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173. What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education (The Core Knowledge Series)
by Delta
Paperback (09 February, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Educational Mom
I love this book!I have my degree in Elementary Education and spent 3 years teaching - 2 of those in Kindergarten.I have seen how many times even the best intentions do not allow the time for covering EVERYTHING you would love to expose the children with when they are in your classroom.
4-0 out of 5 stars Looking at the table of contents...
Flipping through I noticed an error that raised a red flag--the book calls hieroglyphs "Hieroglyphics".Hieroglyphic is an adjective, not a noun, unless it refers to the entire writing method:"they carved hieroglychics" is, for example, wrong.And hieroglyphs are NOT picture writing--they are 90%+ alphabetic and syllabic.Based on such a sloppy error (plus the one I note below) that was so eaily found, I would approach the history portion of this book with caution.
2-0 out of 5 stars Whole series is a bit off.
As a former teacher and current homeschooler, I find that much of the material in the early levels of this series are not appropriate for the grade levels indicated.I use the books as references but not usually at the grade indicated by the title of the book. The history sections are especially inappropriate. Children at these early grade levels do not have enough background knowledge (i.e., comprehension of the passage of time and the geography of the earth in relation to their own place in it) to fully understand the material presented. Thus, they are very unlikely to retain the knowledge or to apply it meaningfully to other areas of study. Parents trying to stick to these grade levels are bound to be frustrated. ... Read more

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174. Before You Say "I Do"®
by Harvest House Publishers
Paperback (01 January, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
I greatly appreciate Norman Wright. I have been using his materials in pre-marital counselling for many years. He is very practical, very easy to follow, and very biblical in his approach.
4-0 out of 5 stars thought provoking questions overall...but...
For the most part, this book is very helpful in having each person really think about what they are getting into and situations that may arise that will affect their relationship.Especially good is chapter 4 and 7, which deals with how each of you would deal with certain situations (such as inability to have kids, financial crises) as well as expectations each of you have for your relationship/marriage.My only criticism is that it is a bit sexist, focusing on the man being the head of the household and the leader...while there are passages in the bible that stress this, this seems to be emphasized in the author's writing and this seems to be a bit antiquated thinking.I think many people believe more in an equal partnership these days vs. having the hubby being the "leader" and the wife "servves" him.But other than this point, a very thought provoking book - spawns good conversations between the two of you...conversations that should be had before committing to a marriage!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great help!
I never knew about 98 percent of the things discussed in this book...What a blessing to have read it and gone through it before we were married! ... Read more

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175. Ready or Not... Here We Come! The Real Experts' Cannot-Live-Without Guide to the First Year with Twins
by Finn-Phyllis Press
Paperback (20 December, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Can't stop reading this!
I read this through when I was pregnant with my 4 months old twins.And I thought it was cute and interesting.But once they got here I have become desperate for any advice on how to handle twins.I have re-read this book dozens of times!! Trying to figure out sleeping habits, what to do for schedules, and reassureance from other twin moms that at the 3 month old mark it will get better.The things that I giggled at the most have held the most truth for me.Like, 'you should never microwave formula'.....'But you will, we all do and its o.k.' If you are haveing twins you need a sense of humor and THIS BOOK!

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful hints
This book was not only very funny but also very helpful.It kept my attention the whole time I was reading it.I couldn't put it down. I did not know what to expect with twins.I already had a little girl (who is now 7) and even then when she was a baby I did not know how to handle her.Elizabeth (the author of this book) gives great tips and hints on how to deal with and cope with having 2 babies at one time!I would recommend this book to anyone who is expecting twins or more.I would even recommend this book for someone who is only expecting one child.The tips and hints she gives do aim more at a mother of twins (being a mother of twins herself), however, the tips she gives would work just as well with a single child.Please take the time to read the excerpt of this book.It will not only make you laugh, but it will make you want to read more.If you are an expecting mother (of any amount of babies) I would strongly recommend reading this book! I myself have already read it more then once!

3-0 out of 5 stars Could have been better...
Home on bedrest and expecting twins in the fall, I have been doing a lot of reading this summer.I have a 3 year old and purchased this book to help me prepare for our new additions.As others have written, it's just not as good as it could be.There are certainly funny parts and useful suggestions.However, much of the book reads as a diary of the author's experiences rather than a summary of approaches and objective recommendations. Certainly, not as witty and well-written as the "Girlfriend's Guide" series.That said, it is a fast read with some useful information on twins that your generic "what to expect" pregnancy books won't have. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Family & Relationships    2. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    3. Family/Marriage    4. Parenting - General    5. Parenting - Motherhood    6. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    7. Topic - Family    8. Humor   

176. Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents
by New Harbinger Publications
Paperback (30 March, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional book- very healing
As a grown woman who has been puzzled and confused by my relationship with my mother for 30+ years this book was an enormous relief. Clearly written, not assigning blame, not overly complex.It was incredibly validating to a person found their entire childhood, teenage years and young adult life in plain simple words.A tremendous relief just to know that I am not alone in experiencing the criticism, sharp words, irritability, and outright competition and that it was undeserved. The information alone has provided an enormous perspective on my own behaviors and attitudes and why they developed as coping mechanisms or byproducts of that unhealthy relationship. Just the knowledge that those attitudes and beliefs are a normal response to what I experienced inspires me to make changes that will lead to the kind of life I want.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
I am quite sure this book has saved me thousands of dollars in therapy. The book does an excellent job of describing what narcissistic behavior (the bad kind) really is and how it impacts those who are raised by narcissists. It offers some very empowering information. Most importantly... clearly stating that narcissists will never change and acknowledge the hurtful things they do to their children because they are not capable of seeing their children as individual beings AND that it is okay to protect yourself against the hurt.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
During my own course of therapy, I discovered that my mother was most likely a narcisstistic parent. I picked up this book and my mom fit the descriptions to a 'T.' The information is presented extrememly well, very organized - much better than other books on the topic. And it validated some of the issues I'm dealing with personally in therapy. The tone is gentle and reassuring, but not coddling. I felt like finally, somebody understood what I had been dealing with all my life.There are exercises to help you deal with overcoming issues - I've done a couple and shown them to my therapist.If you have a parent like this, wow, it's very difficult to handle the repercussions. But this book really will help. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult children    2. Dysfunctional Families    3. Family    4. General    5. Narcissism    6. Parent and adult child    7. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    8. Psychology    9. Self-Help    10. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    11. Popular psychology   

177. The New Sugar Busters!
by Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback (02 December, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The New Sugar Busters
Just plain great. Bought this again to give as gifts. Has helped friends and family members achieve weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. An easy to follow and stick with plan that works in an easy to understand format. Thank you.

1-0 out of 5 stars another diet book
Normally, I am not one to read "diet" books.Recently I have found interest in books about nutrition, but not "diets".I consider the difference to be that nutrition is an overall perspective of how different types of foods either help or hinder our overall health and a "diet" is more of a "do this, and don't do that".Based on some of my recent nutrition reading, I am paying closer attention to the processed foods that I consume. As a result, I came to believe that sugar is probably the one processed food that I consume the most of, either from drinking a cup of coffee or eating a piece of bread that has "honey" listed as an ingredient.Based on this, I decided to read up more on the subject of sugar in general.
5-0 out of 5 stars works like a charm
I, without realizing it, went on a VERY modified version of this book. I am not so much reviewing the book per se, but the concept of eliminating or reducing sugar and starch to lose weight.To boil it down, I had been working out and following a "low fat" diet, only to realize that I still wasn't at my targe weight, and it seemed like I was continually reducing down my calorie intake to even maintain where I was at.In fact, I think I was even gaining weight.Well, on the advice of a bodybuilder I knew, I looked at my diet to identify what the problem might be.It wasn't fat, because I was eating less than 10 grams a day!I was, however, starting each day with a 32 ounce soda, having a sandwhich without mayo and some fat free chips or pretzels for lunch and a frozen "low fat" dinner (usually a piece of chicken, some potatoes and a veggie and a dessert).I was of course, hungry most of the time and killing those cravings with things like cans of soda, fat-free hostess cupcakes, pretzels, popcorn, etc.
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178. I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
by Scribner
Paperback (02 March, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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When Terrence Real was studying to be a therapist, he acceptedthe notion that women suffered depression at rates several times thatof men. Now he believes that conventional wisdom is wrong, that therehas been a great cultural cover-up of depression in men. Real isconvinced of the existence of a mental illness that is passed fromfathers to sons in the form of rage, workaholism, distancedrelationships from loved ones, and self-destructive behaviors rangingfrom stupid choices at work and in love to drug and alcohol abuse. Menreading Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for understanding the man inyour life
This book is very helpful in understanding depression in men.My husband and I have two copies and I have sent copies to others who are suffering from depression.
5-0 out of 5 stars Brace Yourself
I am on my second reading of this book. My first reading profoundly moved and disturbed me. It's like having a veil lifted and seeing with a little bit more clarity some of those things about myself I've never been able to quite understand. If you've ever had those moments when you catch yourself wondering, "Why am I not feeling (emotionally) anything at this moment?" or "Why did I get that angry?" you might want to brace yourself for a very insightful and upsetting read. I went into this trying to do some research on what was going on with my son, only to learn a few things about what was going on with me, and also my father.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but...
...about half way through this book I started to realize it's more a collection of stories intended to give this disorder a context for readers, rather than concise descriptions of what the disorder is and how to treat it. That said I'm sure many men recognize themselves in the stories and thus hopefully get some help or help themselves somehow. Worth reading... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Depression    2. Depression (Psychology)    3. Depression, Mental    4. General    5. Masculinity    6. Men    7. Men's Studies - General    8. Mental Illness    9. Mental health    10. Psychology    11. Coping with personal problems    12. Self-Help / General   

179. Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
by Ivy Books
Mass Market Paperback (30 December, 1995)
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4-0 out of 5 stars This certainly is a purist's view, but that doesn't make it bad
I see a lot of critics of the Ornish diet suggested in the book; however, it certainly seems as if there is a lot of data available to document the results and support the promotion of the Ornish diet.However, I would strongly suggest reading both Dr. Dean Ornish's book on reversing heart disease and Dr. Julian Whitaker's book on the same.I think that the Whitaker book provides a much more practical view and also displays what may be a good diet (and life-style, etc) for (1) a healthy person that wants to prevent possibility of heart disease, a "preventative" approach, and (2) a person who has heart disease and needs a "reversal" approach.That said, Dr. Ornish's book is an eye-opener and does cause a concerned reader to focus on the level of discipline and focus that a "reversal" diet and life-style requires.

2-0 out of 5 stars There are better books out there these days
After my older brother suddenly died of coronary artery disease at age 40 due to genetically high cholesterol, I needed to learn everything possible on the subject so that I could avoid suffering the same fate.I read all the books on the shelf, among them Dr. Ornish's.I disliked this book because it is rather narcissistic and is focused more on Dr. Ornish himself than on educating us about how to avoid heart disease.Take a look at chapter 1 and you'll see what I mean: "I was trained to treat hypertension..."; "I first became interested in conducting research on heart disease in 1975..."; "I began to wonder..."; "I went to the medical library and began reading extensively"; "It seemed like an exciting opportunity, so in 1977 I decided to take a year off..."; "I hadn't had enough clinical experience to be jaded..."; "I was unwittingly giving many of them hope for the first time since their illness had been diagnosed"; "I went back to medical school and graduated in 1980"; "From 1981 to 1984, I completed my internship and medical residency in Boston."; "In July 1984, I moved to San Francisco..."This is just the tedious first six pages.Trust me, it goes on and on like this.Do you want to learn about how the heart works?You'll finally get a few sentences on that subject when you get to page 42, squeezed in between more "I did this and I did that."You'll get a little info on LDL and HDL when you get to page 51.Sure, there is useful information within the 672 pages of this book, but you'll be forced to become an expert on Dr. Ornish and his life story to find it.And remember, this book is more than 15 years old.Perhaps back in 1990 he needed to devote 300 pages to convincing people that he was correct in believing that diet, exercise, and stress affect your risk of heart disease, but that that is common knowledge and not controversial now.The research is far more advanced in today's world.If you are interested in Dr. Ornish personally and the history of the study of heart disease in the 1970s and 1980s, you'll probably enjoy this book.But if you are serious about educating yourself on heart disease and how best to avoid it, I would recommend Dr. Robert Superko's "Before the Heart Attacks : A Revolutionary Approach to Detecting, Preventing, and Even Reversing Heart Disease" (2003) or Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz's "The Expert Guide to Beating Heart Disease: What You Absolutely Must Know" (2005).These books are more up to date and provide far more useful information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
When I follow the diet and work on the other aspects of the program I feel better, lose weight, am happier and have better test results.The book is easy to read and understand.The program is not for the die hard meat lover.It takes commitment to follow.From the reviews I have read and comments from coworkers and friends, it also takes an open mind and balanced attention.I am currently purchasing this book for my adult son.It all depends on what a reader is looking for.Dr. Ornish does not give a quick fix.I am a believer. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Coronary heart disease    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diseases - Heart    5. General    6. Healthy Living    7. Prevention    8. Relaxation    9. Vegetarian cookery    10. Coping with illness    11. Health & Fitness / Healthy Living   

180. Hope Meadows: Real-Life Stories of Healing and Caring from an Inspired Community
by Berkley Publishing Group
Hardcover (03 April, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and touching- an amazing community!
I just finished reading Hope Meadows, and I amexcited about this book, and the community it represents.The book tells the stories of children, adoptive parents, and older adults who live in a community that focuses on family.Seniors in the community volunteer to work with the kids, who, in turn, help out the seniors.Most of the children at Hope Meadows come from abusive backgrounds and have a multitude of behavioral and physical problems.Wes Smith has done an excellent job bringing these stories to life for the reader- you feel as though these are your neighbors.I HIGHLY recommend this book!....I actually cried reading some of these stories- if this book doesn't move you, nothing will!

5-0 out of 5 stars Profiles of Caring Adults Providing Hope for the Unadopted
I have always thought that good foster parents deserved to be viewed as heroines and heroes by our society.Those who do even more and help the children with the greatest needs perhaps qualify as saints.And if they do more than that, I'm afraid that my language skills fall short of being able to capture my full respect and admiration.Naturally, there are never enough of such wonderful people.Unfortunately, many children cannot get foster care and live in orphanages.Others are abused in foster care in various ways.Others live in homes where parents do not take good care of them. 5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, heartfelt truelife stories
A beautifully written book by a talented author about an inspirational community started by a remarkable woman!Wes Smith's writing brings to life the story of Brenda Eheart's noble efforts to build a successful innovative alternative to foster care and adoption. As Smith so eloquently describes "It is a deceptively simple approach crafted by an improbable advocate in a most unlikely place."I couldn't put the book down! The brown-toned portraits collaged on the inside covers initially caught my eye because of their beauty, but by the end I could look at those same pictures and feel like I knew those faces, those smiles.I find myself wishing that I did know them or that I might meet them someday.Smith writes each chapter focusing on a single family/resident of Hope Meadows.Each chapter is an intriguing story in its own right, yet the stories interweave the lives of other residents as well, just as all the lives interweave at Hope Meadows to create the success of this inter-generational, inter-racial community.Smith writes in his introduction "In a world that often seems self-absorbed and hard-hearted beyond belief, it restores your faith in humanity to find that there are still people who believe they can make things better by reaching out and giving of their talents and their time." You will come away inspired by the human spirit and grateful that you had the opportunity to read this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Abandoned children    2. Abused children    3. Adoption    4. Children    5. Children's Studies    6. Family & Relationships    7. Family/Marriage    8. Hope Meadows (Rantoul, Ill.)    9. Illinois    10. Institutional care    11. Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare    12. Rantoul    13. Services for    14. Sociology   

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