Lifestyles Report…Summer reading list

This is no short list if I do say so myself.  Here are the rest of the books that I am going to try and read this summer. Some of these books I picked up several months ago and they have just been sitting on my desk. I started the “New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander but it didn’t grab me. I know that this is supposed to be a very important book about mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. The back cover says that once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. I really want to read this book.
On my list after that one is “Before I Forget” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby. This is about B. Smith’s fight with Alzheimer’s. She and Dan were in Pittsburgh about a month ago for a book signing at Barnes and Noble. Dan Gasby gave a moving talk about how he met B. Smith and what Alzheimer’s has done to their lives. Based on the reviews that I have read about this book I recommend it for anyone who has dealt with someone suffered from Alzheimer’s.
The last on my list is “The Lucky Years” by David B. Agus, M.D. I heard about this book on a radio talk show. Here are some of bullet points that drove me to purchase this book: lose weight effortlessly without a trendy diet, reverse aging to look, feel and physically be ten years younger, use simple technologies to avoid or control chronic conditions like pain, depression, high blood pressure and diabetes. This book needs to be moved to the top of my list. If you are looking for a good book try one on my list.
(Email the columnist at debbienorrell@aol.com)
 
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