Author’s Warning from inside The Stupidest Angel: If you’re buying this book as a gift for your Grandma or a kid, you should be aware that it contains cusswords as well as tasteful depictions of cannibalism and people in their forties having sex. Don’t blame me. I told you.
The first half of the novel is very the lost ways survival book repetitious a bit slow and focuses intensely on depression and loss. If that’s not what you feel like reading, you may want to skip this one.
One of the many pop-culture/health works that have appeared lately, Dr. Hyman points the way to not only losing weight, but keeping it off, as well as controlling dementia, while also keeping heart disease at bay. It’s quite a tall order and Dr. Hyman’s key is a balanced insulin life.
Even the chapter titles will make you chuckle. One of my faves is: Your Puny Worm God Weapons are Useless Against My Superior Christmas Kung Fu. Instead of a 13th Chapter, he puts in a scrapbook of pictures for good luck.
For me, the novel has its ups and downs. I loved the second half of the novel. That’s when the action really begins, when all secrets are revealed to Bella and when the main conflict arises.
I’ve always had sympathy for the press given that they need to deal with people who are inexperienced, but the level of sloppiness, casual, “I’m your friendy wendy” attitude, and simple inability to follow directions stunned me. Here are a few pet-peeves that I share with journalists and producers who deal with this on a scale one hundred times greater than I do.
This book is an excellent choice for baby boomers and seniors who are either already retired or nearing the day. I’m sure many of you have toiled away for years and years at jobs you hated, jobs that sucked the life out of you, jobs that provided a paycheck but little else. For many of you, the opportunity to start a new career is a primary goal of retirement. For others, you may only need a job to supplement your income or keep you busy several days out of the week. Either way, 48 Days to the Work You Love could be the answer. In my opinion, it should be required reading for any retiree before the last day at work.
I also learn that many of us have a longing for connection with the ways of our ancestors to live our lives better. ‘Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing’ is definitely a book that renders such wisdom. It also contains in it an ambiance that caters to readers from both the Eastern (India) and the Western (U.S.) countries. A copy of this book, which I have, has become antiquated in appearance. It has been kept open several times, on my kitchen counter.