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1. What to Expect When You're Expecting,
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2. YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's
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3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
$16.50
4. Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan
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5. Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More
$13.59
6. Billion Dollar Smile: A Complete
$16.47
7. The Sugar Solution: Weight Gain?Memory
$18.87
8. The Game: Penetrating the Secret
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9. Natural Cures "They" Don't Want
$18.45
10. The South Beach Diet Quick and
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11. Essentials of Fire Fighting
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12. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious,
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13. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
$16.47
14. The Female Brain
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15. The Price of Privilege: How Parental
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16. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without
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17. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions
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18. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
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19. The Proper Care and Feeding of
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20. What to Expect the First Year,

1. What to Expect When You're Expecting, Third Edition
by Workman Publishing Company
Paperback (01 April, 2002)
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Isbn: 0761121323
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Eighteen years after it first hit the shelves and having sold more than 10 million copies, Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Save yourself the anxiety
I won't recommend this book.The authors spend too much time listing things that have not been shown to impact a pregnancy and labeling them as "BAD".I spent my pregnancy worrying about things that in retrospect were silly (is decaf green tea really going to give me a mutated baby).It had a tendency to suggest the worst was going to happen - I didn't even finish it.I usually love to read about what is going on and find out what to expect.I even read sections of an embryology textbook.But I had my husband read the section on delivery and births, because I knew reading it myself would make things worse not better.While the other books in this series are extremely helpful, this title is not - DON'T GET IT!

5-0 out of 5 stars Expect an amazing book
If your reading this review, stop and just buy the book.Especially new parents!The truth is we don't really know what to expect, and life is so much easier when we at least have a glimpse of the future.It quite possibly might be one of the best things I have ever bought my wife (and I have bought her plenty of expensive gifts).Dads buy this for your wives, moms buy this for yourself.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good, sensible, non-judgemental advice and information
After reading some of the reviews for this book, I decided to buy another at the same time in case I disliked it as others had. (That other book was "The Mother of all Pregnancy Books" by Ann Douglas). This is my first pregnancy so I'm hungry for knowledge, so I began reading both books simultaneously... I have now rejected the other and am sticking with WTEWYE.
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Subjects:  1. Childbirth    2. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    3. Family/Marriage    4. General    5. Health & Fitness    6. Postnatal care    7. Pregnancy    8. Pregnancy & Childbirth    9. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General    10. Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth   


2. YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
by Collins
Hardcover (03 May, 2005)
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Isbn: 0060765313
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Doctor's Jokes Don't Work
Yes, I understand that Doctors believe the human body is SO complex that they feel they have to add little elves, sex jokes, and personal, inside humor to make the book readable; However, you can do basic education and keep people reading by not mystifying.I personally took offense at some of the body labels and the condescending way this book approaches the body. I've read several books similar to this, all in an effort to keep my 65 year old body young, and to protect my children from disease.I found Rayna Gangi's Book, and Andrew Weil's books to be much more respectful, and hence, more informative and readable.These guys are capitalizing on the YOU premise, and obviously laughing and joking all the way to the bank.

5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could personally thank the authors
I also bought the RealAge makeover book.I highly recommend that if you enjoyed this book.It has even more details, IMO.I am following the workout plan in that book and have been for the last 48 days.I feel fantastic.I also got my multivitamins based on their recommendations.
4-0 out of 5 stars Yes - Basic - But Thats What The General Population Still Needs
As a Fitness Pro and Lifestyle Consultant - it is clear the general population still lacks knowledge of the basics. While a good number of reviews state this book is not a good one because it only covers the basics - I disagree.
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Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Exercise    3. Health    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health Behavior    6. Health/Fitness    7. Healthy Living    8. Human Anatomy    9. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    10. Longevity    11. Medicine, Popular    12. Nutrition    13. Personal Health    14. Physiological Processes    15. Popular Works    16. Popular medicine    17. Health & Fitness / Nutrition   


3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Free Press
Paperback (09 November, 2004)
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Isbn: 0743269519
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Life is to live...
I think deep thinking people tend to be unhappy because they're not living life.They're idealizing and rationalizing life.Some of the concepts here may be good, but reading this book will leave you feeling empty, even if you agree.It's better to spend the time living your life than reading these kinds of deep books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Give this book as a present for anyone you care about
The more you read this book and go deeper into the principles of Covey the more you discover yourself and others. For many people reading Covey's book or listening to him speak literally changes their lives. This is a powerful and effective recipe for success indeed and highly recommended for people in training.
5-0 out of 5 stars All Time Classic
This book is an exceptionally well thought, intellectual work. I admire Mr. Covey for his in-depth analysis of human relationships and the new concepts he introduced like emotional bank account, paradigm shift, and writing a family mission statement. I truly believe that it is extremely important for everyone to read this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Character    2. General    3. Motivational & Inspirational    4. Personal Growth - Success    5. Psychological aspects    6. Psychology    7. Self-Help    8. Success    9. Occupational & industrial psychology    10. Self-Help / General   


4. Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
by Scribner
Hardcover (10 March, 2006)
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Isbn: 0743272552
Sales Rank: 157
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars nothing simple about it
Once again we are being duped with the misleading description "simple". This book has what are probably very good diet/lifestyle adjustments to help you lose weight and detoxify our systems. Dr. Hyman is no doubt sincere and has clearly done his homework but to imply that this is a "Simple" program is "simply" not true. The first half of the book explains how our modern diet is poisoning our systems and causing us to gain weight ad nauseum. We get it. Why can't one of the diet Gurus come up with an eating plan that relies on foods that are both readily available in your average grocery store or produce stand instead of the stuff stocked by specialty stores and health food stores. Where does the average consumer locate "grass fed beef" and "free range chicken" on the way home from the office? Dr. Hyman this is partially why obesity is such a problem, most people in the real world don't have the time, or resources to track down all these things and they simply give up. Anyone could write a diet book with the assumption that we all have access and the ability to provide ourselves with the products you describe and suggest. It is simply lazy science to recommend these things. Want to impress us? Go into a typical grocery store with a typical budget and show us the shopping list.

5-0 out of 5 stars Surprised by negative comments
I have read this book twice, once to just read it, twice to go back through and underline things I never wanted to forget, and now I am reading it again to get ready to put it into action.I am on the E-mail list for this doctor sending case studies of people that he has helped.I must say I am very impressed and wish all doctors could be like Dr. Hyman. He looks at the whole body to find the reasons for sickness. I am surprised by the reviews here that say this is the same old information we have heard before.I have read a lot of diet books and I learned so much in this book about other things that can effect your weight besides eating right and exercise. And if I had heard of something before, now it was explained in a way that I could understand. I felt good that a few things that I had started to believe where confirmed in this book.When trying to get to the bottom of why I am over weight, this very nice to have my thoughts validated.There was a couple reviews that sounded like the person had not even read the book.One said they expected to find out more about the glycemic index, saying they were felt cheated that there was no information, when in reality the theory of the glycemic index is out dated.We now need to pay attention to the glycemic "load" of what we are eating.If they had read the book they would have known that. Another person said that it is a vegetarian diet, which it is not. Just look at the recipes in the back of the book to know that. Please don't right a review if you have not read the book.
5-0 out of 5 stars The great secret for weight loss

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Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Health & Fitness    3. Health/Fitness    4. Healthy Living    5. Metabolism    6. Nutrition    7. Nutrition And Diet    8. Reducing diets    9. Weight Loss    10. Health & Fitness / Weight Loss   


5. Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
by Bantam
Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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Isbn: 0553804340
Sales Rank: 85
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lose Weight Without a Diet Using Simple and Practical Advice!
Dr. Wansink is a food psychologist who specializes in the investigation of the mental and emotional factors that cause us to eat.This book demonstrates that we can lose weight, simply by being more mindful of our eating habits.It contains interesting and humorous case studies that highlight those mindless activities that add 200 or 300 calories to our diet each day and which can add up to 20 or 30 excess pounds in the course of a year.
5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever
This is an absolutely terrific book--well-written ,with nice touches of humor and very specific, practical steps to take that absolutely should help you lower your weight without your wanting to slit your wrists. I've sent a dozen e-mails to friends recommending "Mindless Eating." ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Applied Psychology    2. Compulsive eating    3. Consumer Health    4. Food habits    5. Health & Fitness    6. Health/Fitness    7. Nutrition    8. Psychological aspects    9. Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior    10. Health & Fitness / Nutrition   


6. Billion Dollar Smile: A Complete Guide to Your Extreme Smile Makeover
by Rutledge Hill Press
Paperback (19 September, 2006)
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Isbn: 1401602495
Sales Rank: 2655
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Use this as a Marketing Tool!
I recently ordered SEVERAL copies of this book and in our next monthly newsletter I am mentioning that any patient who would like a FREE copy of it should just call our office and request one.This is the most consumer-friendly guide to cosmetic dentistry I have ever seen.and for only 11.99???This can be a great resource for a dental practice if you leverage it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Dorfman is dedicated to education and to providing health care for those in need.
Dr. Bill Dorfman from Extreme Makeover, maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills. He has also been awarded 6 life-time achievement awards from some of the most prestigious academies in dentistry and is dedicated to education and to providing health care for those in need. In his book Billion Dollar Smile: A Complete Guide to Your Extreme Smile Makeover, you'll discover a guide to all the procedures available to give you that perfect smile. Whether it'd be teeth whitening, straightening, cleaning, lifting, filling in, caps or bridges, surgical and dental solutions to correcting a gummy smile, detailed demonstrations of advanced smile design, and several case presentations with porcelain veneers. Billion Dollar Smile is full of color photos of perfect smiles; as well as, photos of those who need help. Dorfman even goes into issues such as bad breath and gum disease. Dorfman's philosophy is 'Looking good makes you smile -- but then you need your smile to look good if you're gonna use it.' I'll even give you one better. Just check out my profile for proof of a 'Billion Dollar Smile'.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for Patients and Dentists
I am a third year dental student at the University of Southern California and this book is a great resource for me.It has a very straight forward no nonsense approach that simplifies all the information out there about cosmetic dental procedures.I found the cases to be very interesting and informative plus I can use the information to help educate the patients I see about what options they have.With all the mixed messages out there about cosmetic dentistry it is great to have a resource that is so straightforward and helpful.Plus the price, are you kidding me?!?What a bargain!And the proceeds go to charity, if you are a dentist or a potential patient at all interested in cosmetic procedures then there is no reason not to buy this book.
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Subjects:  1. Aesthetic aspects    2. Consumer Health    3. Dentistry    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Oral Health    7. Orthodontics    8. Smiling    9. Health & Fitness / Oral Health   


7. The Sugar Solution: Weight Gain?Memory Lapses?Mood Swings?Fatigue? Your Symptoms Are Real - And Your Solution is Here
by Rodale Books
Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 521
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not for those with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
There are only 2 or 3 pages addressing hypoglycemia. The advertisements address blood sugar imbalances which I thought would include hypogylcemia.Many of the recommendations will not help those with hypoglycemia and may actually be detrimental.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
This is an excellent book for those who are having energy problems and not losing weight. I am not a classic binge eater, but I did not have the energy to do almost anything. I have weight to lose and nothing I was doing was working. I am a couple weeks into this book and I am feeling better already. My body-type swelling has gone down, I actually am getting up and doing things, etc. I have lose 4 lbs so far. I haven't lost weight in 4 years! This is a solution that is working for me. Although I am not a fan of the alternate sugars out there, I am using Stevia.

5-0 out of 5 stars Concise and informative
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (9/06)
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Subjects:  1. Blood sugar    2. Consumer Health    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diseases - Diabetes    5. Health & Fitness    6. Health/Fitness    7. Healthy Living    8. Insulin resistance    9. Popular works    10. Sugar-free diet    11. Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes   


8. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
by Regan Books
Leather Bound (06 September, 2005)
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Isbn: 0060554738
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Are you just another AFC ("average frustrated chump") trying to meet an HB ("hot babe")? How would you like to "full-close" with a Penthouse Pet of the Year? The answers, my friend, are in Neil Strauss's entertaining book Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars HOW MUCH IS FACT, HOW MUCH IS FICTION? EITHER WAY, A TERRIFIC READ...
... and definitely informative... but just keep in mind that this is written by a member of the media, a Rolling Stone columnist, no less (ie: a professional at distorting the truth if it enhances the story's angle). An entertaining read and highly recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars NOT TO SURE~!
This book is not quite what i thought it would be
5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful woman's review
As a young, beautiful and smart lady, I had to get my hands on this book at least because of all the buzz around it. Well, I have to say that I am impressed! You see guys, most women like me won't mind at all to meet a guy who knows what to say and how to say it in order to grab our attention and keep it even till bed. Neil Strauss has realized very well that manipulation and sly tactics don't go easily under our inner radars and that's why he stresses the importance of respecting each woman you attract and sleep with. Of course, you may be the #1 pick up artist but if you can last 7-10 minutes in bed you ARE history and you can't blame me or any other self-respecting woman who has high expectations in bed. That's why I strongly advise all serious men to educate themselves with must have bestsellers such as "scientifically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex". Books like The Game help you to score better with more women and thus to have greater choice. Well, we also want and have many to choose from. So consistently hone your skills in and outside of bed, build your confidence and practice the techniques revealed in such bestsellers. Then you will easily and logically score very well with hot women and neither they nor you will have the feeling that there is some manipulation going on. You will simply stand out from the crowd and they will be curious what more you have in store for them. So don't disappoint them and spoil your hard work with your performance in bed, ok?! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Dating (Social customs)    2. Health & Fitness    3. Health/Fitness    4. Love & Romance    5. Love / Sex / Marriage    6. Man-woman relationships    7. Men's Studies - General    8. Seduction    9. Sex Roles (Sociological Aspects)    10. Sexuality    11. Sociology Of Men    12. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


9. Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About
by Alliance Publishing
Hardcover (June, 2005)
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Isbn: 0975599518
Sales Rank: 168
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Priceless
Most people who give this book negative ratings are just plain ignorant or cheap morons. The guy has done a ton of research to bring us this kind of information and he risks his life to expose the scumbag ripoffs in the food and drug industry. This book just shows how we Americans are brainwashed, tamed sheep, swollowing what we're given. Most of American food is sick and the sickness passes onto people. The milk you drink is filled with pesticides and growth hormones and even though all the scientists will say it doesn't have any effect on people, they're lying, why?because they'll get sued. That's right, there is no freedom of speech, even doctors have to watch their mouth. The fact is that the growth hormones and pesticides do transform into your body. Just why do you think the Canadians refused to feed their cows growth hormones?because they know what the effects are but us Americans, we're ignorant and lazy and we don't care. That is our attitude.So here's a guy that sheds some truth on what's going on in the food/drug industry and there's still morons who will badmouth him for doing so or some idiots who thought they'll pick up this book and all their problems will be solved. It makes me mad that there's such people out there who can misinterpret a book so badly.The guy never says you should get off your prescription drugs or try natural remedies before consulting with your doctor, it is written on the very first pages for crying out loud yet people come on here and write ridiculous reviews.Again, these must be the lazy couch potatoes who think picking up a book will cure their illness. No, you need to get off your butt on this one. If you want to be spoonfed pills, continue with your local pharmacy. I could go on forever how great this book is but I'll just say, ignore all the idiotic negative reviews and get this book and follow what it says,it's probably the best thing you can do for yourself. It's worth it's weight in gold.

1-0 out of 5 stars This Book Was A Waste of Money!
This book was just terrible.This guy is paranoid and he thinks everything is a conspiracy.Just hog wash-Don't waist your money!

1-0 out of 5 stars A Re-Directory for information
What little information this book tells you about those "natural cures" are already common knowledge. It goes on and on, ad nauseum, about corruption. If you want more information about certain alleged cures, the book tells you to go to certain websites, and when you get there, you have to pay. It's like buying a cookbook that hardly has any recipes, and telling you that you have to go online and pay up front. What's the point of buying the book if it only has a few recipes? ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternative Therapies    2. Alternative medicine    3. Consumer Health    4. Diet / Health / Fitness    5. Diet/Nutrition    6. Diets - General    7. Health & Fitness    8. Healthy Living    9. Herbal Medications    10. Naturopathy    11. Nutrition And Diet    12. Self-care, Health   


10. The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less
by Rodale Books
Hardcover (03 October, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars SB Menu Enhancer
Need for quick yet diet conscious recipes which provide great nutrition, variety of ingredients and tasty meals are hereby provided in this "quick and easy" addition to SB diet collection.
5-0 out of 5 stars great!
i'm not on the southbeach diet... i don't even know why i bought this cookbook, to be honest.i actually considered returning it but by the time i remembered, it was too late.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for SB Dieters
I would recommend this South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook for your diet programs.
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11. Essentials of Fire Fighting
by Fire Protection Publication
Paperback (June, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars this isa very good book.
i've taught the fire academy using the textbook. it is a very good book for beginning firefighters as well as those who been firefighters for a while.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I recently joined a volunteer fire department and this book5-0 out of 5 stars Great!!
This is a must have for anyone who aspires to being a firefighter. Vivid descriptions, Helpful tips, How-to Skill Sheets, and Clear illustrations help the student master otherwise difficult material. I'm currently going through firefighting class and would not be able to live without this book. ... Read more

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12. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (14 April, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The verdict is in: those simple carbs we've been living on are killing us. For good health, we've got to get our blood sugar under control and stop the incessant cravings. Or so says Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy and delicious
This book shows you how to eat like a normal person and lose weight -- without dieting! The basic idea is that refined, high-carb foods cause weight gain, especially in the stomach. Even though nutrition experts insist you can't lose more weight in your stomach than elsewhere, I tried it and it works.
5-0 out of 5 stars You've got to read this book!
I received this book as a gift. There are quite a few books on this subject on the market and this one is the best. I too could not put it down and finished it in 3 days. It's a huge book, a great resource that is well researched and written.. I have a few friends who've purchased this book and really loved it too. I can highly recommend this book.
4-0 out of 5 stars An Effective Moderate Carbohydrate Approach

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Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Diet/Nutrition    3. Diets - Better Health    4. Diets - General    5. Diets - Weight Loss    6. Glycemic index    7. Health & Fitness    8. Reducing diets    9. Health & Fitness / Diets   


13. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Collins
Paperback (05 October, 1999)
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Isbn: 0380811960
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars If there is only one helpful suggestion, then this book was worth buying.
The first big new idea I learned appeared on page 35:
5-0 out of 5 stars great book for anybody
Exactly! it does not just teach you how to talk to kids, but to everybody around you. Great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book will be your bible
This is the best book I have ever read on parenting and will help you even if you are not a parent. It is amazing. I return to it over and over again and it has helped me communicate better with my husband as well as my kids. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Conflict Resolution    3. Family & Relationships    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. Interpersonal communication    6. Life Stages - Adolescence    7. Parenting    8. Parenting - General    9. United States    10. Child care & upbringing    11. Family & Relationships / Parenting   


14. The Female Brain
by Morgan Road Books
Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 358
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
I found the book interesting from the standpoint of the infinite emotional fluxuation women seem to deal with explained scientifically.As a man I have always wanted a woman, devoid of feminism and emotion to try to explain why women act the way they do.That is not to say that I feel superior, I have always just been facinated by the "differences" in how men and women think and how women approach issues, problems, and joys differently than men.I have been married to the same woman for over 35 years, and have had a constant, close companion as a study.
3-0 out of 5 stars Not a Scientist
I am not a scientist, researcher , or doctor and therefore can't comment on the extensive reviews done by those in the clinical fields; however, I can comment on the use of "cutesy" language and the "dumbing" down approach to the female brain.How much research is being done on the ethereal energy that separates male and female? Maybe I'm too "new age" or alternative-minded, but I've learned alot more about gender differences, male and female energy, female brains and reactions from Deepak Chopra, Rayna Gangi and Andrew Weil than I did from this fairly bad attempt.

1-0 out of 5 stars WORTHLESS
Actually, this book has negative value: Not only can I not give it to anyone, for fear of perpetuating the notions therein; but I can't throw it away without wasting a couple pounds of paper.
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15. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
by HarperCollins
Hardcover (03 July, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Price is psychologically devastatingly high.Read the book to protect your family from psychological dysfunction
This is an excellent book about how the affluent have adopted undermining values (perfectionism, materialism) and how it negatively affects parenting style and causes psychological neurosis among teens.I am the parent of a teenage daughter who goes to a public high school in Marin County.Thus, we live in the social milieu described by Dr. Levine.The book content was both shocking and revealing to me.When I shared some of Dr. Levine's findings that I could not believe I would ask my daughter about them.Invariably, she confirmed that Dr. Levine was correct.That's how I found out that one of my daughter's acquaintances did cut herself frequently.That's also when I knew that Dr. Levine was onto something and not just sensationalizing another marketable myth about Marin County.Also, this book really is not about Marin County as it depicts a nationwide prevalent phenomenon of teenage psychological dysfunction among the affluent.
5-0 out of 5 stars Reinforcing the basics
A family does not have to be "affluent" in the dollar amounts Dr. Levine describes, to have very similar issues. Middle class kids have "stuff", are envious of the designer "stuff" and haven't a sense of purpose of themselves. The truth is that many of the parents don't seem to either because they are caught up with evrything else except their kids. Kids from lower class to upper class all seem to have phones, Ipods, etc. While reading this book, I spoke with my 14-year old daughter who agreed with much of what the kids felt in the book and realized quite to her surprise that things aren't appreciated as well when not earned. Many of the cases are sad and the acting out for attention in extreme ways seems to happen more frequently. Cutting, getting high, lying, and failing school on purpose are done without seeing future consequences. I think therapy can work for all those frustrated parents and their kids. This is an informative book and what I took from it is: be a parent not a friend, establish rules and stick to them, help kids when warranted and don't let things go too far before doing something.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Parenting Book for EVERY Parent (not just the rich ones)
Don't judge this book by its title.Parents at every income level will find it helpful.Although the book focuses somewhat on the emotional problems of priveleged youth, The Price of Privelege is a goldmine of valuable information and advice on parenting that we ALL could use.As a child psychologist, I have worked with children and families from all walks for life for the last 12 years.I have seen parents at all income levels make the same mis-steps that Levine talks about.Levine lays out, very clearly, why so much of what parents currently believe to be "good" parenting is at best unhelpful, and at worst destructive (news flash: controlling your child's behavior will help him/her be a happier person and do better in college; praise undermines confidence and effort; self-esteem is not as important as you think it is; chores are good for children).
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16. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (11 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Blink twice if you love it!
I blink twice all day long.I read this book in just one sitting, I could not put it down.To see how success is tied to a subconscience level of thinking is so right on.It is well written, very entertaining, and very eye opening.
2-0 out of 5 stars Apples & Oranges
Gladwell writes well and the book is interesting. I read about half the book before I knew it! But I was jolted when Gladwell suddenly changed the focus of the book. In the first half of the book snap-judgments are good, then theyre suddenly bad. "What's up with that?" I asked myself.
4-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining-- a little bit thinly sliced.
The Salon review of this book makes a remark that Gladwell's mission is to be entertaining, and not useful. I think that if you read this book in the spirit of that remark, you will not be disappointed.
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17. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
by Regan Books
Hardcover (29 November, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening and highly recommended!
To say that this book will reveal you a lot about the inner lives of people would be an underestimation. It goes even beyond that and allows you to connect with the others, to feel their happiness, sadness, triumph and depression. "Postsecret" gave me so many aha experiences that may compare only with the secrets which I learnt from the bestseller "scientfically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex". People have secrets for very good reasons and once you learn some of them you get an (unfair) advantage over the others. It is hard to predict what will be your reaction to the secrets revealed in this book but I am sure that it will leave a lasting impression in you just as every bold and highly valuable book does. "Postsecret" is one of the few books that may change your life and I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Frank, You've Done Something Amazing.
My dad bought me this book because I made him go to the PostSecret Exhibit in Reading, Pa. He didn't know what it was going into and after seeing the exhibit and reading the book, he left in complete tears. This book is wonderful because it's like re-visiting the exibit over and over again. There is something very powerful about how reading other peoples secrets makes you realize how you are not alone. This is a book of humanity. So worth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The kind of book that reminds you what it's like to be human
I love this book.I love this project.I've been a fan of the website for awhile, and am glad many of the postcards have been published in book form.This is the type of art project that reminds you of the pain and beauty in humanity.You're also glad that there are other people out there in the world going through some of the same things that you are.Amazing. ... Read more

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18. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (12 April, 1999)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
No need for letting a baby cry.Lots of need for structered naps.Why not look a little at nutrition and a little at spirituality? The "Dr." comes from a "doctor's" point of view. Native Americans used cradleboards that rocked the child naturally to sleep while suspended from a branch.Sounds archaic.Some new-agers use essential oils and diffuse "Gentle Baby" or "Peace and Calming." I read, "Forget The Cures, Find The Cause," and learned about the body, mind, and spirit of my children.They all sleep now, and so do I.I wish the doctors that write these books, Weisbuth especially, would do a little research they profess to be good at, and learn a more holistic approach to children's health, and for that matter, ours.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best source available on the subject
Dr. Weisbluth's book was lent to me by a friend just as my daughter was turning 5 1/2 months old. She had changed from a great sleeper to miserable and I couldn't figure out why. I had said from the beginning that I would never let my child "cry it out" and I resisted when people mentioned this book because I was concerned that I would have to do just that. But, after reading his book cover to cover I learned Dr. Weisbluth's book doesn't focus on letting your child cry. He explains when and why you should put your child down to sleep and addresses the emotions parents feel if their child does cry for any length of time. After reading this book I discovered my daughter was overtired and once I started following the nap guidelines her bedtime went from crying and screaming to quietly laying down ech night. Do not let people scare you with the "crying it out" part - as I said Dr. Weissbluth's book addresses much more and I'm so happy that we decided to try his techniques. If you are having a difficult time with naptime or bedtime I highly recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars You've got to read this book!
I received this book as a gift. There are quite a few books on this subject on the market and this one is the best. I too could not put it down and finished it in 3 days. It's a huge book, a great resource that is well researched and written.. I have a few friends who've purchased this book and really loved it too. I can highly recommend this book.
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19. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
by HarperCollins
Hardcover (30 December, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best I've read in this genre!
Although I knew who Dr. Laura Schlessinger was, to my knowledge I've never listened to her on the radio or seen her on television, so I really didn't know what to expect from her book, other than that I had heard is was very good. As a minister, I counsel a lot of young couples and thought I might glean some useful information here. I can't begin to express how refreshing her book has been. Dr. Laura's no-holds barred delivery is a welcome change from the watered down marriage advice books that tend to surface so often.
5-0 out of 5 stars A misunderstood Subject
This can be a misunderstood book as indicated by some of the negative reviews. People tend to get defensive when you stir up the status quo. This is not meant to be a book on 'How to Fix All Marriages' or meant to imply that all failed marriages are the woman's fault. Really, the author is obviously not that simple minded. It is a book that addresses SPECIFIC issues of "Double Standards", self-centeredness and about men who aren't appreciated by their wives and feel dehumanized and taken for granted. There are many men who feel this way, and their feelings are not considered to be valid or important, which is why this book was written. This is NOT a book to advise women to be a submissive 'servant' to a dominating abusive husband. It is about respect and remembering that your partner is more than just a 'husband' or 'wife'. Your partner is (or should be) the most important person in your life and in your heart, and does not deserve to be put on the bottom of the list.
5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, straightforward and very valuable!
The major point is to love, respect and take care of your husband! Of course, this does NOT mean that YOU have to play the role of a wife-doormat! Dr. Laura didn't leave her career and job in order to be a housewife. That's why the book is more about PRIORITIES! I think that many people have misunderstood her advice about the common issue- the husband wants to be intimate but she doesn't want because she is tired, not in a mood, etc.
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20. What to Expect the First Year, Second Edition
by Workman Publishing Company
Paperback (16 October, 2003)
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Is our baby eating enough?Is this much crying normal? How do I knowwhen she is really sick? This hefty, 671-page guide to your baby's first year isbrought to you by the creators of the bestselling Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars NICE BUT BETTER BOOKS OUT THERE
This is a "sweet" book that is very reassuring
5-0 out of 5 stars What to Expect the First Year
This book is a MUST for any new parents!I have given this as a gift to every one of my pregnant friends and family.

3-0 out of 5 stars Helps millions of families from pregnancy through the toddler years.
Heidi Murkoff is co-author--along with Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway--of The What To Expect Series--the best selling pregnancy and parenting books in the world. She's also a director on the board of The What to Expect Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income parents with the information and support they need to have healthy and happy babies. Heidi Murkoff's book: What to Expect When You're Expecting, offers advice to parents about how to deal with the multitude of information now available to parents. In essence, the abundance of information available to parents can be overwhelming and lead parents to believe more in parenting experts than in themselves. We have only to look at the past several generations of American mothers who believed religiously in child-rearing experts who based much of their advice upon biased, unsound, and unscientific personal opinions. However, there is really good information available to parents now to encourage them to refine intuition by broadening their knowledge base and wisdom through education. You should trust yourselves when you parent your children more humanely and with greater respect and love. This is a good book, especially for first time mothers(parents) loaded with pictures and information detailing the monthly changes in the mothers body. Heidi Murkoff writes in a step-by-step manner, intended to walk you through this delicate time in your life--which is informative. What to Expect When You're Expecting will answer most of your questions--it also details what may go wrong. But be warned, Heidi Murkoff's style can be annoying and difficult to follow. ... Read more

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