The book, The Age of Anxiety, is a collection of stories from people that deal with anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
They do a wonderful job explaining the symptoms in a relatable way and talk about coping mechanisms that work for them.
If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, this book would be a beneficial read.
This biography of Andrew Jackson is well written and fun to read. The following quotes sum up what the book had to say about Andrew Jackson.
- Jackson believed in the common man, not the elite. His presidency supported democracy as he believed it was meant to be practiced, not as the province of the rich and powerful, but as the birthright of ordinary people.
- He used his veto power without qualm, vetoing more bills than had all the previous presidents combined. He opposed legislation which threatened slavery, supported the availability of cheap public lands, and refused to recognize the judgement of the Supreme Court regarding the rights of Native American tribes.
Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery. She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.
She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery. In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”
This book is designed for beginners who want to run a 5K. It contains a training plan, as well as advice on running gear, finding a 5K that is a fit for you, and the do’s and don’ts of race day.
The book is easy to read and rather entertaining. I would recommend it for anyone that wants to get involved in 5k races.
Pennie Nicola had gastric sleeve surgery and wrote this book to help others who are considering the surgery or who have recently had the surgery. Her book is full of useful advice on how to decide if the surgery is right for you, picking a surgeon, and on how to succeed after the surgery.
She sums up her book with seven rules for the sleeved life.
- East less than full capacity
- Never eat and drink at the same time
- Exercise 4-6 times a week
- Keep carbs low
- Eat protein first
- Drink a lot of water
- Allow 20-30 minutes for a meal
Jill Angie is “not your average runner.” In her book she shares her personal failures and triumphs as a runner. She also gives advice on how to get started, training for beginners, and running gear.
This book is entertaining, easy to read, and inspirational. I recommend it to anyone that wants to start a new exercise program, but feels embarrassed by their current weight.
The main character, Dylan Cold, accidentally finds himself in the middle of an international crime ring. Theses criminals are determined to find a historical document, known as the American Lease, which could drastically alter the future of America.
The writer did an excellent job portraying the emotions of the characters. The story is well written and easy to follow. It is filled with suspense and a joy to read. I highly recommend this book.