A health coach shares tips on living well in this debut self-help guide.
As the single mom of an infant with a variety of health problems, Dorner decidedto use diet and nutrition as a way to help her child thrive. She started with experiments in gluten- and dairy-free eating, which eventually led her to enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and ultimately start a new career as a certified holistic health coach. She shares what she has learned in a book that’s packed with bite-sized advice, offering the “promise of a fulfilling and healthful life founded on the informed choices you make.” The secrets she reveals run the gamut from the straightforward and sensible (“Exercise. Now. Period”) to the more touchy-feely (“Hug a tree until you embrace nature”). Clever illustrations accompany each secret, which the author briefly explains in a fun, chatty way. This approach makes the book easily digestible; it can be effectively read in small chunks, which will allow readers to easily skim or skip over some of the less revelatory sections. For example, the book explains that cooking an entire week’s worth of meals on Sunday will save time and encourage healthier eating—a “secret” that anyone who’s ever picked up a cooking or health magazine will likely already know. But other pieces of advice are more useful, as when Dorner cautions against relying too much on confusing and potentially deceptive food labels, or discusses the emotions that drive food cravings. Despite the book’s titular reference to nutrition, however, a number of its “secrets” have little to do with diet, including exhortations to recycle more and to use planners to better manage one’s time. Overall, though, this book’s uplifting, positive tone may inspire readers who are looking to make a change.
A fun, easy-to-read guide for those seeking basic advice on living a more balanced life.
Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.
Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").
Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)