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Itty Bitty Book Review: Judi and Shari Zucker’s The Memory Diet

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The Memory Diet

The Memory Diet is an empowering, informative and motivational read. Judi and Shari Zucker’s book, The Memory Diet: More than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain (New Page Books, 2016), provides readers with the insights to understand how food and diet play a vital role in good health. Most individuals do not realize the food we eat helps protect our mental health, physical health, quality of life, and overall well-being. Judi and Shari Zucker provide astonishing facts to help readers realize how specific mental diseases are on the rise. Judi and Shari Zucker open up and let you into their world sharing how dementia affected their life after their mother was diagnosed with the disease. Judi and…

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Itty Bitty Book Review: Glennon Doyle Melton’s Love Warrior

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Love Warrior

The memoir, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton has been called “epic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “astonishing” by Rob Bell of The New York Times and Brené Brown declared that the book “blew me away.” So when I heard Oprah choose the book on CBS This Morning to be the next pick for her monthly book club, I thought about grabbing a copy. When I purchase a book, which is pretty often, I like the experience to be kind of risky and mysterious. A guilty pleasure seeker, I actually enjoy not knowing everything about it before I buy. When I walked in to an indie bookstore one Saturday I was in the mood for a new cookbook, but picked up Love Warrior…

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Itty Bitty Book Review: Diane Saxton’s Peregrine Island

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I don’t know how Peregrine Island (She Writes Press, $16.95, 252 pages) made it to the top of my reading pile, but I’m glad it did. Diane Saxton’s debut novel offers up the art world as a backdrop, along with the age-old dream of finding treasure hidden away in your house somewhere. Come on, admit it:  how many times have you combed through some box, hoping something worth a cool million may be hiding inside? That’s kind of what happens when three generations of Peregrine women find themselves in possession of a priceless painting. Not a bad story on its own, to which Saxton ably adds layers of surprises, some of which the painting itself, quite literally, contains. Any combination…

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