This book does have some interesting points and ideas to help people lose weight. I would sum up the book by saying:
Long term weight loss is possible if we balance our hormones, such as insulin in the body. Insulin can be balanced through intermittent fasting and eating whole/unprocessed foods. We should also avoid sugar, snacks, sauces, candy, and desserts.
Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird gives a brief explanation as to how she got into writing as a career and gives advice to those who want to become writers. It was fun to read and I learned a great deal from it.
Here are a few examples:
- Good writing is about telling the truth.
- Break your writing project into short assignments.
- All first drafts are terrible.
- Perfectionism will ruin your writing.
- Life is a series of short stories.
I enjoyed reading this book. Here are a few of the things I learned.
- Forgiveness is not a feeling. Forgiveness is a choice to end the cycle of revenge and leave justice in the hands of God.
- Forgiveness seems to have the capacity to alter suffering from something that is purely destructive to something that has profound redemptive qualities.
- Unforgiveness has a devastating way of eliminating new possibilities. Everything remains chained to the past, and the suffered injustice becomes the single informing event in the life of the embittered soul.
- The way of forgives does not forget the past, but through truth and reconciliation it finds a way beyond toxic memory. It is the way of restorative justice.
This book will teach you everything you need to know to get your dog ready to pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test. While I was reading it, I came across a few interesting ideas that I wanted to share.
- Use pleasant experiences, such as inducing your dog to sit with a treat.
- The most important benefit of training your dog is safety.
- Dogs are social animals, and one of the cruelest forms of punishment is to deprive them of the opportunity to interact with family members.
- Well-behaved dogs control their impulses around others and listen to their owners, making the dogs a pleasure to be around.
Ben Sherwood conducted research on how some people mange to survive traumatic events that have a high rate of fatality.
He interviewed survivors, talked to doctors, and other researchers and then he complied his findings in a book titled The Survivors Club. He also explains how people can improve their chances of survival during a crisis event.
I thought it was an interesting book.
My favorite jokes from this book are:
- Q: Who sings, “Love me tender,” and makes Christmas toys?
- A: Santa’s Little Elvis
- Q: What was the hairdresser’s favorite Christmas song?
- A: Oh comb all ye faithful
- Q: Why did the reindeer wear sunglasses at the beach?
- A: Because he didn’t want to be recognized
- Q: How does Santa Claus take pictures?
- A: With his North Pole-aroid
In the introduction the author describes the book as being, “Plucked from all eras of history, and from around the globe, the bad in this book are intended to amuse, tantalize, and enlighten-without being predictable.”
I enjoyed reading the book. At times I laughed at the absurdity of some of the atrocious circumstances. At other times, I winced at the horror of it all.