Monday, February 21, 2011

Renegade's Final Destination

Renegade's Final Destination is a poetic exploration of the overwhelming pain and suffering that comprises many ordinary lives. He calls himself an "ordinary guy living an extraordinary life of pain, struggles, and sorrow," a story that most of us can relate to, carrying an undue burden of pain in an ordinary life. Final Destination is a heart-wrenching account of the pains of life on the way to our "final destination": death. The agonizing eloquence of the precocious author is full of anguish, causing the reader to deeply sympathize and empathize for the troublesome journey that he has been on. Final Destination will undoubtedly inspire you to underline, write notes in the margins, quote, ponder, and embrace the talent of a new poet who will undoubtedly come to define his generation.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

J.B.'s Zor: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science

J.B.'s Zor: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science is a riveting exploration of the correlation between philosophy, spirituality, and science, confronting readers with the alarming question of where to turn when we start to question our life's core beliefs. It presents us with a series of debates between Zor, a Haitian dwarf, and Jonathan Brewster, a Bostonian money manager, whose beliefs are challenged and is engaged in an intense debate on the topics of life. It is a powerful exploration of every set of belief system, covering a broad spectrum, ranging from vipassana meditation to Nietzsche to God to sub-atomic entanglement. It is a philosophical awakening of sorts, an excellent read for anyone who has ever questioned the place that philosophy, spirituality, and science hold in our lives and either proponed or questioned the sets of beliefs that each extol.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Peter Biadsz's Write Your First Book

Peter Biadasz's Write Your First Book is an excellent source and veritable how-to guide for any writing seeking to publish a book. Biadasz's book is ideal for those who have an idea for a book but don't know how to turn it into a book, those who are unpublished authors who have completed their book but don't know what to do next, those who are self-published authors looking to expand their sales and marketing, published authors seeking to expand their marketing efforts or their body of work, and speakers, pastors, and teachers who want to turn their speeches into a book. He guides writers through each step of the publishing process, guiding you from the idea to the publication to the successful marketing of a book. Whether you are new to writing or a veteran seeking to expand their marketing strategy and efforts, Biadasz provides the ultimate guide to writers of all ability and experience levels, breaking the process down into manageable steps and giving practical, applicable advice.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rudi Unterthiner's Faces, Souls, and Painted Crows

Dr. Rudi Unterthiner's Faces, Souls, and Painted Crows draws on his life as an illegal immigrant who did not speak English and his amazing tale of the transformative power of will, putting himself through medical school as a ski instructor and crop duster, becoming one of Hollywood's elite plastic surgeons, with a client list that included Frank Sinatra. He chronicles the story of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Reiter, a man torn between his work as a Hollywood plastic surgeon and his true calling as healer in Baja.

This book offers both a riveting story from an author with an amazing personal journey and several important lessons, as Dr. Paul Reiter learns the correlation between faces and souls from his wife, proponing the belief that the face should reflect the soul. While a book about a plastic surgeon may sound superficial, Faces, Souls, and Painted Crows is anything but. While Dr. Reiter struggles with his personal demons, tension between his career and his calling, and a search to find meaning both in his charitable works and in Hollywood, the reader is taken on his amazing journey of self-discovery, personal awareness, and cultural awareness.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The CSQ3 Solution by Frank Koczwara

What is CSQ3? Quite simply: Cost, Schedule, and Quality, Raised to the 3rd Power. In The CSQ3 Solution, Frank Koczwara details his fail-proof plan for optimizing your business, non-profit organization, or government organization to perform the right work, at the right time, with the right people. This is an excellent book for business owners, teaching you simple to implement methods for lower costs by 28%, increasing your productivity and time management by 30%, and increasing your return on investment by 50%. Koczwara does not use unapproachable language and difficult to implement or highly conceptual plans, rather, he gives examples, exercises, illustrations, and quizzes to ensure that his ideas are conveyed in a user-friendly manner. Koczwara is an excellent guide to efficiency management, cost management, and productivity, using his wealth of experience and knowledge to benefit your business or organization.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Naheed Ali's Diabetes and You

Naheed Ali's Diabetes and You is the veritable authority on living with diabetes, covering everything from the basics--causes and symptoms, diagnosing diabetes, treatment options, and juvenile diabetes--to much more difficult topics: diabetes and mental health, diabetes and heart health, the diabetic's ultimate diet, pain management for the diabetic, and staying motivated.

Ali asserts that diabetes is a disease that "can be licked through motivation and hard work... you are not helpless, and never will be, against diabetes." He offers some excellent advice on how to beat the disease in your mind so that you can beat the disease in your body. This is an excellent book for any diabetic or relative of a diabetic to read, exploring all of the options for pain management and treatment options, helping you to find the pain management and treatment strategy that is right for you or your loved one. His comprehensive exploration of every subtopic of diabetes is the definitive source for a complete, yet concise guide to diabetes, informing without overwhelming the reader.