- Louis J. Aronne, MD: The Skinny
Excellent, safe, and effective advice from the doctor who David Letterman credits with slimming him down.
- Dacher Keltner: Born to Be Good
A fun read. Keep smiling--and laughing.
David Zinczenko: Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
You don't know how to shop for food if you haven't read this book. I'm telling you the truth. Get it and read it.
David Zinczenko: Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More!
I love this book. If you ever eat out, you'll love it too. Indispensable and surprising. From the editors of Men's Health, so it's rock-solid reliable. (****)
American Academy of Pediatrics: Immunizations & Infectious Diseases: An Informed Parent's Guide
Making the vaccination decision for your kids? This book is authoritative, easy to read, and compassionate.
Marion Nestle: What to Eat
Looking for food facts plus lots of common sense? Here it is between two covers.
Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Good advice here.
Lisa R. Young: The Portion Teller: Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss
Carl's Jr's double cheeseburger contains a full pound of meat and 1,400 calories...American crossants are twice as big as those made in France...a single street-vendor pretzel consists of 6 servings...In her new book, Lisa Young, a nutrition consultant and faculty member at New York University, reveals many more disturbing facts about contemporary food portions and more important, explains how to "smartsize" the food you eat. This is a terrific book, whether you're trying to lose weight or want to avoid getting heavy.
Peter D. Kramer: Against Depression
Not an easy read, but a worthwhile one. This is the main point: We should drop our romantic illusions about depression and look at it for what it is: a disease.