"What Are You Willing to Give Up for Happiness? serves as a great little guidebook for corporate employees and other readers, who will undoubtedly welcome her ideas on how to handle relationships at work and at home."
"Some readers, especially those who are new to the fitness world, will gain from her practical advice, such as the so-called movement lessons. And even though experienced fitness devotees will find much that is already familiar, they will benefit from IIov’s personal experiences and the anecdotes she shares of how clients excelled or failed."
"An enlightening, sometimes even buoying, read that sheds light on a topic many of us deny or ignore. As the author reminds us when health problems arise and her daughter insists she move closer, even in death—especially in death—it is vital to respect our differences."
"Her most amusing essays are observations from her own life as wife, mother, and sometimes stand-up comedienne and actress, which lead to bits on everything from her mean second grade teacher to cute kid stories to acting mishaps. After she scores a wrinkle cream commercial, she notes, 'Apparently, they felt my wrinkles were up to snuff…'”
"Despite the title, the bulk of A Pilgrim in Spite of Myself is drawn from the author’s working life. Although Coles doesn’t assert that he’s a “pilgrim” in the strict religious sense, he depicts himself as a traveler through many endeavors and adventures that, ultimately, led to a zealously held religious viewpoint."
"The author shares the experience of a young mother, Indy Fielding, dealing with her autistic daughter Cassie, two younger children. Hunter makes little effort to separate her own experiences from those of Indy’s. Her novel may offer some useful information to parents in similar situations, but it lacks a narrative drive to engage fiction readers."
"Michaels produced this book after 13 years of commitment to the practice. His writing flows effortlessly, punctuated with intelligence and humor...The result is an important contribution to the rank of spiritual memoirs, especially those concerning yoga practice."
"The book is well-organized and user friendly, offering a year’s worth of provocative entertainment. As it gently urges readers to approach life with humor, thought and care, it provides an utterly charming selection that would also be a welcome gift book for friends and family."
"Full of television trivia, humor and quotations, Get Reel is part pop culture and part cognitive psychology...Use Kajuth’s own advice to get the most out of her book: Pay attention, decide what to accept or reject and, above all, enjoy the experience."
"A Boy and His Dream needs work to feel more complete. Nonetheless, it’s an inspirational story of overcoming numerous obstacles while maintaining a positive focus that may hold interest for some readers."
"In this concise memoir, Lorene Holizki explains how she endured after her 16-year-old daughter, Kalei, died in an automobile accident...Honest and never preachy, Forever Kalei’s Mom advances our conversation about life, death and the complicated world of grief."
"Tiffany Grant delivers fresh perspective on waiting for Mr. Right in her fun and energetic book...Grant’s motivating spin on the dreaded single life is encouraging and will be passed around from girlfriend to girlfriend."
"While an admirable effort overall, the book tends more to the rambling side and although some segments of the text are well crafted, Butto’s overarching discussion can be hard to follow. A strong outline providing a framework for the author’s thoughts would have allowed him to expand his thesis in a more orderly fashion."
"Beware of the Signs is a sad story, but its lack of cohesion makes it a challenging read. And its misleading title is bound to lure readers who will feel disappointed in the end."
"A wild ride—a story of loss and redemption and the chronicle of a sister’s love...The Blessing of Movement will resonate with caregivers or anyone who has both loved and hated a sibling."
"Diaz discusses her spiritual journey while offering insight on how to live a loving, God-centered life...Fans of Jerry and Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, and A Course in Miracles may find The Second Coming a thoughtful and well-intentioned book."
"As a rallying cry, Ditchfield’s book has some thoughtful observations about helping developing countries with a “hand up” instead of a “hand out”. The book will inspire readers to want to do their part to become better citizens of the world, so they have an answer to Noel Cunningham’s endless query, “What have you done for the world today?”
"Happy Today encourages readers to look at life as it is today and start mining happiness from the present moment...Readers who simply want an overview of ideas to help explore their own pursuit of happiness may find this introduction helpful."
"Her handy book helps women better understand themselves as they navigate the waters to matrimony. The book is short and breezy and consists of topics such as searching for Mr. Right, knowing when you’ve found him, and ways to make a marriage last. The theme of knowing yourself and seeking God’s will threads through the narrative."
"Some readers will no doubt connect with her voice and vision. The book remains in need of editing for clarity and of proofreading to eliminate typos, but the optimism and encouragement come through loud and clear."