The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by I'm Booking It. Below are the review copies I received this week:
1) The Millennium Diet by Mark Davis, M.D. Publisher's Summary. Dr. Mark Davis's private practice has seen thousands of individuals lose weight through his unique approach to dieting and weight loss. With The Millennium Diet: The Practical Guide to Rapid Weight Loss, Davis hopes to help thousands more of the 150 million overweight Americans shed the unwanted pounds by taking a closer look at what they're eating. Dieters who have failed on other routines and fads will find a physician-formulated program for a healthier life.
Having interacted with thousands of patients, Davis knows what works and what doesn't when it comes to quick and effective weight loss. He has spent years researching his patients' diets to find similarities in their eating habits. These similarities may be certain foods or entire food groups that led to the individual's unhealthy weight gain. Once these foods are reduced or eliminated from someone's diet, Davis claims that individuals can lose four to eight pounds in a week.
Davis's nine chapters cover the important aspects of dieting, nutrition, pharmacology of diet medications and the human physiology and psychology of weight gain and loss. He explains to readers how this plan meets the cellular needs of the human body. The book contains a high-protein, low-carbohydrate program to reach the dieter's goals in a safe manner.
"The Millennium Diet is adaptable to most lifestyles," Davis says. "It's rapidly becoming a model standard of dieting that physicians are recommending to their overweight patients." Davis boasts that "The Millennium Diet" easily adapts to most lifestyles, uses foods found in local grocery stores, requires no recipes or tough cooking and removes unwanted weight without harming the body. The author's decade of research will inspire those who have failed at other popular programs effectively reach their weight and health goals.
Thanks to the author!
2) The Murder's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers. Publisher's Summary. Lulu and Merry's childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu's tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. He's always hungered for the love of the girl's self-obsessed mother. After she throws him out, their troubles turn deadly.
Lulu's mother warned her to never let him in, but when he shows up, he's impossible to ignore. He bullies his way past ten-year-old Lulu, who obeys her father's instructions to open the door, then listens in horror as her parents struggle. She runs for help and discovers upon her return that he's murdered her mother, stabbed her sister, and tried to kill himself.
For thirty years, the sisters try to make sense of what happened. Their imprisoned father is a specter in both their lives, shadowing every choice they make. Though one spends her life pretending he's dead, while the other feels compelled to help him, both fear that someday their imprisoned father's attempts to win parole may meet success.
The Murderer's Daughters is narrated in turn by Merry and Lulu. The book follows the sisters as children, as young women, and as adults, always asking how far forgiveness can stretch, while exploring sibling loyalty, the aftermath of family violence, and the reality of redemption.
3) The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton. Publisher's Summary. Mia, Laney, Betts, and Ginger, best friends since law school, have reunited for a long weekend as Betts awaits Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. Nicknamed “the Ms. Bradwells” during their first class at the University of Michigan Law School in 1979—when only three women had ever served full Senate terms and none had been appointed to the Court—the four have supported one another through life’s challenges: marriages and divorces, births and deaths, career setbacks and triumphs large and small. Betts was, and still is, the Funny One. Ginger, the Rebel. Laney, the Good Girl. And Mia, the Savant.
But when the Senate hearings uncover a deeply buried skeleton in the friends’ collective closet, the Ms. Bradwells retreat to a summer house on the Chesapeake Bay, where they find themselves reliving a much darker period in their past—one that stirs up secrets they’ve kept for, and from, one another, and could change their lives forever.
Once again, Meg Waite Clayton writes inspiringly about the complex circumstances facing women and the heartfelt friendships that hold them together. Insightful and affecting, The Four Ms. Bradwells is also a captivating tale of how far people will go to protect the ones they love.
I'm a reader/commuter in the DC Metro Area. My daily commute to work provides me with ample time to do what I love most: read! Whether its chick lit, literature, memoirs or other non fiction you can always find me with a book.
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