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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
by Tom Venuto
read in August, 2016
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Once again, another diet/exercise book that could have been reduced to a 3X5 index card. Here is that 3X5 card:

1) Write down your goals and visualize them. “We think up to 60,000 thoughts a day and that 98 percent of these thoughts are the same ones
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All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
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The U.S. coup in Iran to overthrow Mossadegh is the first of our many blunders in this region (and around the world). We just seemed to be in such awe of the British with their despicable colonial empire and all the vile intrigues that went along wit ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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I hate to trash books and give them one star but in this case I simply wanted to call attention to the fact that his overall premise is absurd and lacking. There is a lot of fun to be had reading this book but I wish he had started with the thought t ...more
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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Self-Help Books: The Hamburger Helper of Publishing

This book is about the same as other books by Malcolm Gladwell and just about every other book in the “self-help” genre. Most of these books could (and should) be reduced to a 3X5 index card or a 1,5
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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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I was at a perfect age to experience the Steve Martin explosion in the mid 1970s. I grew up on Mad Magazine, National Lampoon, the Marx Brothers, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and Saturday Night Live at its inception just to name a few big influences. S ...more
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The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden
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Doctors can basically go to hell for telling people to eat fat-free garbage for a generation. For the past 25 years I haven't been able to eat an egg without someone at my table pantomiming a heart attack. Lard was so uncool as to be completely absen ...more
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Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
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This was yet another book chosen for me solely on the strength of the narration by the late, great Frank Muller. I spend at least two hours every day on my bike so I’ve been grinding through a lot of audio books. I’d never heard of this writer before ...more
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
" Alexandra wrote: "Am I the only one who fails to see what this social/political commentary has to do with the story and the writing style? I didn't fi ...more "
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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
" You are right, Lilo. I was much too hard on this book but only because it was so mediocre yet such a titanic success. Had this not been marketed and h ...more "
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