The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is a work of speculative fiction that follows a runaway slave, Cora, on a grisly tour through the American South. Conveyed by the underground railroad, which the author has rendered as a literal mode of transportation, Cora travels from Georgia, to South Carolina, to North Carolina, to Tennessee, and finally to Indiana. Dogged every step of the way by a legendary slave catcher, Cora bears witness to multiple atrocities.
This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Trim Healthy Mama is a nonfiction guide to ditching diets and adopting a holistic, healthy way of eating that promotes weight loss and overall well-being. Coauthors Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison are sisters who eventually arrived at the same place in their dieting and weight journey - a place they call "done". They were fed up with restrictive diets that simply weren't sustainable or pleasant.
Achieving the ultimate body does not require endless hours in a gym or excessively restrictive diets. The fundamental aspect of the 4-Hour Body plan is to use the minimum effective dose of something, such as partaking in the least amount of healthy food or exercise that still produces results. It is a minimalist approach. Losing fat and building muscles with the prescribed 4-Hour Body diet and exercise regimens are important parts of the plan.
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Feeling Good by Dr. David D. Burns is a self-help guide to using cognitive therapy (CT) as an effective, scientifically proven tool for combating depression of all degrees, especially when used in combination with therapy and possibly medication. Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that people's perceptions about themselves, their relationships, their job, and their overall life will shape their feelings. When people can change their thinking, they can drastically and often rapidly improve their mood.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a novel titled after its cranky but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. Flashing back and forth between his interactions with his quirky neighbors in the present day and the story of his past, listeners learn what makes this colorful character tick.
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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a dating advice book by comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey. As a man, Harvey has insight into how men think and what they want out of relationships. He honed that insight by providing advice to callers on his talk show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. By explaining men, Harvey promises to help women learn how to get more out of relationships and how to find and keep good men.
Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett is a guide for women to counteract behaviors and trends in the workplace that disproportionately damage their ability to succeed. Bennett's outlook on feminism was shaped early in her career by regular meetings with other women to discuss obstacles and share their successes in what they called a "feminist fight club".
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is a comprehensive guide to navigating all aspects of pregnancy including pregnancy preparations, conception, week-by-week embryonic development, labor, and postpartum care. Pregnancy is exciting, but for most women there are also numerous accompanying financial and emotional stressors, not to mention hormone-induced emotional shifts.
People tend to believe that innate ability is the most important determinant of success and achievement. However, IQ tests and other measures of supposedly natural talent are poor predictors of performance. On the other hand, questionnaires designed to measure perseverance and determination correlate these qualities with success. Hard workers with determination can succeed even in fields like math, which students usually regard as dominated by people with talent or genius.
The novel opens in 1826 just after the death of Jefferson. Patsy is left to go through her father's letters. In addition to Patsy, Jefferson is survived by Sally Hemings, a slave about Patsy's age who is the half-sister of Jefferson's late wife. Hemings was his lover for many years and the mother of several of his children. Patsy knows the story of her father's long relationship with Sally can never be told. It is Patsy's duty to protect both her father and her country by keeping his secrets.
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The Whole-Brain Child offers recommendations for a whole-brain approach to parenting. This approach emphasizes the importance of integrating the four quadrants of a child's brain, whether in challenging or joyous moments. Geared toward the brain development of children from birth to age 12, the whole-brain approach includes 12 parenting strategies based on current brain research, as well as a concise breakdown that describes how to apply these strategies at different ages and stages.
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The Thyroid Connection by Amy Myers is a self-help book for people who suffer from thyroid dysfunction or suspect that they do. Myers took up her mission to help others understand thyroid conditions when she was in medical school and was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an autoimmune condition that results in hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. Only after Myers discovered functional medicine, which looks for the root causes of illness rather than treating individual symptoms, did she begin to thrive.
The Allergy Solution by Leo Galland and Jonathan Galland is a self-help book for people who want to understand the root causes of allergies, how they manifest biologically, and how to heal them naturally without resorting to potentially harmful drugs. In his four decades as an internist, Leo Galland has healed a range of common allergic diseases, such as hay fever and eczema, as well as an increasing number of hidden allergies, which can result in weight gain, mood swings, poor digestion, and more.
Adam Hochschild's Spain in Our Hearts is an account of the involvement of US citizens in the Spanish Civil War. It focuses on the experiences of a number of individual volunteers and reporters and provides a broad view of how the war affected Spain, the United States, and Europe. The Spanish Civil War began as a conflict between a democratically elected left-wing government, the Spanish Republic, and right-wing military officers led by General Francisco Franco.
Truly Madly Guilty, a novel by Liane Moriarty, flashes back and forth in time between the afternoon of a traumatic barbecue and its aftermath. The story, which unfolds in Sydney, Australia, and its suburbs, describes the lives of the attendees two months after the barbecue where a little girl nearly drowned. Under a backdrop of incessant rain, over a period of months, three families cope with fallout from their fateful gathering with varying degrees of success.
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Parents must make innumerable choices including figuring out whether to use cloth or disposable diapers, to breastfeed or use formula, to sleep-train or always get up with the baby. Parents must learn a host of new skills, such as how to hold the baby properly, how to change diapers, and how to interpret the baby's cries, which are an important form of communication. If a mother is breastfeeding, she needs practice, patience, and an understanding of whether or not her baby is receiving enough sustenance.