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  1. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life ebook

    1.5/5,
    "Not worth the time and effort"
    How would you feel if you get kicked on your rear after undergoing surgery on your buttocks? Well, I got the same feeling when a person gave me this book while I was battling depression. The book is a joke on the ACT. Its exercises are very childish. The reasons for hating this book are many - a dry writing style, too many examples (which themselves are stupid) and an ill-defined content. I read nearly three-fourths of the book and then just junked it. Even if you are down in the dumps,...
  2. Robert reviewed a Book in the category General Health Books.

    Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

    5/5,
    "A must-have in every household"
    Notbohm’s book should be a must-have in every household. Though the book talks of autistic children, I feel some of the ideas can be implemented for all the children across age groups. An easy read, this book gives good insight into various challenges that an autistic child has to deal with and how we, through a little bit of understanding, can help them. With more and more children being diagnosed with ASD, I fear that a day is not far away when every American would either have a loved one...
  3. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

    5/5,
    "One of the best books that I have come across"
    David Platt’s Radical: Taking back your faith from the American Dreams is one of the best books that I have come across in recent times. Though it was published way back in 2011, I was able to lay my hands on this beautiful book only recently. Platt has been able to present the Gospel in such a way that makes you cringe and ask yourself why and what took you so long to follow the path of Gospel. Reading the book made me uncomfortable, made me realize where I was going wrong in my life. Read...
  4. Silly Pie reviewed a Book in the category Motivation/Self Improvement & Self Help Books.

    Middle School My Brother Is a Big Fat Liar book report

    2.5/5,
    "The book fails to deliver"
    Middle School is a place where many dreams are made and shattered. James Patterson, in the latest edition of Middle School series, tries to capture the life of a pre-teenage girl. I will try to tell the story in a gist. Georgia Katchadorian joins the school from where her brother was expelled. Her brother, Rafe’s reputation, does not make her life easier at the school. It seems the entire school is conspiring against her. As she completes a year in the school, she has made more enemies, and...
  5. Sherri reviewed a Book in the category Cancer Books.

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    3.5/5,
    "An okay book"
    Cancer is a word which terrifies even the strongest person in the world. When a person hears that they have cancer and break the news to their family members and support group, the first thing they hear is, “Our prayers are with you.” Mukherjee has tried to demystify the term cancer and present it in a manner which is understandable to all, and for that, I would give him a lot of credit. Frankly, his work is fine. What really hit me is that one cannot count author as an optimistic friend....
  6. CALEB reviewed a Book in the category Motivation/Self Improvement & Self Help Books.

    Adult Children of Alcoholics Paperback by Janet G. Woititz

    4/5,
    "I could relate to it"
    I feel this book is something you should read carefully and enjoy the experience. So, I don’t intend on giving an in-depth review here that could turn out to be a spoiler. I think any person like me who has grown up in an alcoholic environment needs to read this book. Well, I shall ever be grateful to my therapist that she recommended this book to me and it has taken me a long way in understanding the ways in which being the part of an alcoholic childhood has influenced me. There were many...
  7. Fair Unfair reviewed a Book in the category Fitness, Weight Loss & Nutrition Books.

    Grocery: The Buying & Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman

    3/5,
    "Informational and readable"
    Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America is both informational and readable. It ticks all the boxes for me when it comes to non-fictional books. Yes there are some flaws in the book, and the personal memoirs felt a little melodramatic, but all in all a book that can be reread.
  8. patrica reviewed a Book in the category Fitness, Weight Loss & Nutrition Books.

    Strong Is the New Skinny

    3.5/5,
    "Contradicting and not clear"
    My idea behind buying this book was I wanted to include weight training during my work out sessions, which were restricted to cardio and yoga. The fitness part of the book is amazing but at the same time I found the nutrition part to be quite restrictive and in my opinion beginners may find it really hard to follow the diet. Many a times I also found that the author was contradicting herself. In the beginning she emphasised a lot on the importance of having a healthy and a balanced diet and...
  9. Nelda reviewed a Book in the category General Health Books.

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding La Leche 8th edition

    1/5,
    "Very judgmental"
    The title of the book made it look as if the book had everything about breastfeeding covered. So, even though I was not a mom, I bought it in order to enhance my knowledge in that area. But turns out the book is only good enough to help new moms get the hang of latching the child and keeping them in the right position during breastfeeding. That’s all!!! Plus I found the book to be totally unsupportive of working moms. While I have all the respect for the dedication of those moms who choose...
  10. Geoffrey reviewed a Book in the category Anxiety & Depression Management Books.

    The Pop-Up Book of Phobias

    3.5/5,
    "Great conversation piece"
    I bought this book thinking it would provide me with some good information on phobias. But it turned out to be something entirely different. I wouldn’t say it was bad but it didn’t have anything informative about phobias. On the other hand, it is a great conversation piece. Since, I was not looking for anything serious about phobias and bought this book just to make my travelling alone bearable, it enjoyed every bit of it. I would say it has some great entertainment value in it. I am...
  11. IRVIN reviewed a Book in the category Motivation/Self Improvement & Self Help Books.

    The Law of Attraction Book by Esther Hicks

    1/5,
    "Crappy book!!"
    The author makes her point pretty clear that if you want something substantial to get it or if you do not want something, then you should get rid of it immediately. But the book has not been addressed in the same manner. The writers seem to be smitten by the magical powers of the universe because of which they have majorly overlooked the action part of it. The book gets you engrossed in what the universe can do for you if you think in the right direction but it does not lay the required...
  12. Bridgett reviewed a Book in the category Fitness, Weight Loss & Nutrition Books.

    The Top 10 Paleo Diet Foods You Absolutely Need

    5/5,
    "An informative book"
    At last, I have been able to lay my hands on a book that helps me to fight fat. Annabelle’s The Top 10 Paleo Diet Foods You Absolutely Need is worth reading. The author keeps it short and sweet. Every food that has been mentioned in the book is readily available in the market, and the addition of these veggies and fruits can help a person to have a perfectly balanced diet. An absolute worth-read book for every individual, Paleo or no Paleo.
  13. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life ebook

    3/5,
    "Wrongly titled"
    Steven Hayes’ “Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life” is not your regular book. In fact, it is not a book---it is a bloody damn workbook. Steve should have named his book, “A workbook on ACT….” or something like that. It does state at the top in tiny prints that it is a workbook, but it should be in the title, in bold prints. You can read this with a physical book, but in the online version it is not at all clear. I have to admit, I wanted to get an informational book, but I ended up...
  14. Ariah reviewed a Book in the category Motivation/Self Improvement & Self Help Books.

    Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

    4/5,
    "Worth the time invested"
    I happened to hear a TED talk given by the author, Steven Johnson and that is when I first became acquainted with this book of his, Where Good Ideas come From. I definitely recommend listening to this TED talk of his, if you have 20 minutes to spare. In this book, the author says that many people imagine the advent of new innovations in a very wrong manner. And I think he is right! If I am asked to imagine the way in which a new product is invented, my mind would picture a scientist working...
  15. Lolita reviewed a Book in the category Sex and Romance Books.

    How To Talk To Men by Matthew Hussey

    4/5,
    "Kudos to the book; I argue less with my husband now!"
    My husband and I argue a lot; although we did not notice anything much about it because it was never those very heated kind of arguments between us, my sister did when she came over for a week to be with us. And she felt that the arguments between my husband and me were more than what usual couples have and she thought my way of talking was all to blame for it. She spoke to me about it and conveyed her displeasure as according to her I was being the villain here because of the manner in...
  16. Alba reviewed a Book in the category General Health Books.

    Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World & Why by Chelsea Clinton

    2/5,
    "Full of Acronyms and Jargon"
    Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why is a book which is full of acronyms and some other mumbo jumbo….things which would not make any sense to an average reader. Truth be told, I learned a lot of acronyms after reading this book than I have learned in my whole life.
  17. CyberGypsy reviewed a Book in the category Sex and Romance Books.

    Make Your Own Sex Toys Book

    5/5,
    "Blew me off my feet"
    I kind of went into a state of shock when I saw the cover page of this book. I never imagined in the wildest of my dreams that we could make our own sex toys that too in the comfort of our homes. I was always under the impression that such things have to be bought from stores. But this book has some great ideas on how to make some good sex toys that too in a budget. I bought it out of curiosity to know its content and how it is made possible and I am glad it did because it could be useful...
  18. TOMAS reviewed a Book in the category Motivation/Self Improvement & Self Help Books.

    Adult Children of Alcoholics Paperback by Janet G. Woititz

    4/5,
    "Gave me a sigh of relief"
    I have had a really difficult and heartbreaking childhood because my mom was an alcoholic and a total addict. I was taken aback when I read the book because I thought I was the only one out there who went through so much in life. But I guess I was wrong because there are people who experienced things worse than what I did. It came as a relief to me to know that I am not alone in this painful journey and after reading the entire book I feel a lot calmer and have been able to make peace with...
  19. Lauri reviewed a Book in the category Fitness, Weight Loss & Nutrition Books.

    The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman

    4/5,
    "fascinating book"
    This is a fascinating book. I am a big lover of a nutritarian diet and have witnessed its benefit on the human body at a personal level. I was happy to see the hard work that has been put up by the author by doing detailed research and giving some interesting recipes that are not only unusual but also tasty. I have tried quite a few of those, and it has turned out well. What I like about this book is the fact that the author through his book is trying to show his concern for the planet, our...
  20. Jonathon reviewed a Book in the category Fitness, Weight Loss & Nutrition Books.

    21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard

    4/5,
    "Lost weight because of this book"
    I bought this book a few years back when I was making desperate efforts to lose some weight but none of it was working. Seeing me frustrated all the time, this book was strongly recommended to me by my wife’s sister. And now I would strongly recommend it to anyone who eats and I would go on to say it is a must have for those who are a lot concerned about their overall health and nutrition. The results that this book gives me makes me agree with it a one hundred percent. I followed the diet...
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