The Diet Dropout’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss by Stan Spencer, PhD

Stars: ★★★★★ Fine Life Books (Jan 2013) 152 pages Summary: Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of science-based weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise. In the final chapter he… Read More »

Made in Italy Cookbook by David Rocco

Stars: ★★★★☆ Summary: David Rocco’s Italian adventures continue with Made n Italy, a sumptuous collection of over 140 recipes for mouth-watering pastas, pizzas, soups, drinks and much more. Rustic, simple dishes, such as Caponata Napoletana, Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Bistecca Fiorentina cover the entire culinary geography of Italy, deliciously. Gorgeously illustrated, this sensuous cookbook offers… Read More »

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas

Stars: ★★★★☆ Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing (2012)443 pagesSelf-Help/Motivational & Inspirational Summary: Share the magic and joy of Christmas. You’ll love these entertaining an inspirational stories of Christmas miracles, family reunions, charity, the wonder of children, the joy of giving, and heart-warming family and religious traditions.  – back of book Another great compilation of… Read More »

I Ate All Your Cookies (and other things you wish you could tell your kids) by Quinn Conroy ~ Parenting Humor

“ Stars: ★★★★★ Sourcebooks (October 2012)Humor203 pages Summary: Parents love their kids very much, they feed them, clothe them, and even wipe their butts, but who wouldn’t love to tell their kids they ate all the good stuff while they were asleep, just to see the pissed off looks on their faces, every once and… Read More »