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South Daytona, FL, USA

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 62 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Weight-Loss Diaries

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Courtney Rubin
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond

    In this frank and funny book, Courtney Rubin shares what she learned about dieting, and herself, in more than two years of chronicling her battle to keep food from consuming her life. As engaging as her famous column, The Weight-Loss Diaries is part memoir, part how-to, and always entertaining.

    decembergrit says: "For All Of Us Constant Dieters"
    "Well written."

    I loved this book. Ms. Rubin shares her personal story regarding her assignment with Shape magazine. She is a journalist that struggled with extra pounds for many years. Her years at Shape chronicled her successes and challenges at losing weight, exercise, struggling with regain, and the myriad of emotions and mental health issues that every overweight person struggles with. Ms. Rubin is very intelligent and writes well. I was engrossed. (I listened on my iPod while walking in the neighborhood.) I don't think she came off as whiny or blaming at all. Although, I am perplexed at every person that feels "deprived" and pouts when they can't eat what they want. The real deprivation is not living the life you want. Anyway, I think she figured that one out. I loved this one. I have listened to many personal weight loss books (A.J. Rochester, Valerie Frankel, Tales From The Scale, etc.) and this was by far the best and most enjoyable. I wish Ms. Rubin much happiness and peace with her body.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shelter of Each Other

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mary Pipher
    • Narrated By Mary Pipher

    Our country is in a profound crisis: a crisis of decency, of civility, of character. And families today are experiencing a new set of realities. Our best instincts are undermined at every turn, and our families, to which we turn in crisis, are feeling the strain. Working parents are harried, tired, and overextended. Mary Pipher understands this. She's a good listener, perhaps the best listener in America. And what she has to say goes straight to the heart.Confronted with today's challenges, parents feel helpless to protect their children from the enemy within their homes: the innapropriate television their kids watch for hours, the computer and virtual reality games that keep them from playing outside, when they should be learning from and about the real world. Compounding this is the fact that our psychological theories don't work anymore. These theories were developed decades ago, when families were tightly knit, relatively monolithic institutions, and they're dated. Pipher argues that such theories are of little help in our violent, sexualized contemporary culture. And while diagnosing the problem is the first step in curing it, Pipher offers ideas for simple actions we can all take to help rebuild our families and strengthen our communities.

    Lori says: "Beautiful book"
    "Beautiful book"

    I agree that the audio quality is not the best but it does get better, or perhaps more tolerable, after several minutes. This book is so wonderful, you won't notice the less than stellar audio. This book is warm. It is comforting. It is filled with common sense, love, and wisdom. I suggest every parent or future parent, or spouse, listen to this book. I am so glad I found it. My children are 5 and 8 and this book only reinforces the importance of connection and closeness with family and your community. It reminds us that material goods, media and the popular culture do not lead to happiness and love. Appreciating what we have does. I loved this audio version so much that I ordered the paperback to read again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fit to Live: The 5-Point Plan to be Lean, Strong, and Fearless for Life

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pamela Peeke
    • Narrated By Pamela Peeke

    New York Times best-selling author Dr. Pamela Peeke helps readers trim their waists, shed pounds, and lengthen their lives in her witty, tough-love, functional fitness and lifestyle plan.

    Denise says: "Helped in many aspects of life"
    "Loved this book"

    Pamela Peeke is a great narrator. The quality of the audio is excellent. The content is great. Peeke breaks down, in simple steps, what it takes to be fit to live. Sure, there is some stuff we have heard before, but it's good to be reminded. Peeke is very motivating and the content of this book is a wake-up call. It's nice to have a doctor remind you that it's not OK to sit around and eat junk. We must move and eat well for our health, or survival, and our happiness. This is a great book to listen to walking or exercising. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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