Category Archives: Health

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 192 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I was drawn in by a line in the blurb: ‘This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending.’ I wasn’t sure what I was … Continue reading

The Little Butt & Thighs Workout Book by Erika Dillman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 178 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It’s always nice to have some variety in your exercise routines. Synopsis: Dillman begins the book by outlining the facts of exercise, eating habits, and weight loss. From … Continue reading

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 148 pages, 1975 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I was looking for a simple how-to book on meditation. Synopsis: Hanh, a zen master, explains meditation techniques that keep the mind focused on the … Continue reading

The Ultimate Weight Solution by Dr. Phil McGraw

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 336 pages, 2003 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve become mesmerized over the past few months by Dr. Phil’s big shiny head. No, really. Synopsis: Dr. Phil looks at a triad of … Continue reading