Book Reviews: September 2008

The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation Book ReviewThe Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation

Review by Vanessa Rodriguez
Author: Abigail Carter
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publish Date: 2008

To anyone who has ever lost a loved one, Abigail Carter offers hope and inspiration with her new book, The Alchemy of Loss. Having lost her husband during the 9/11 World Trade Centre tragedy, Carter was left with a shattered heart and two children under the age of seven to console. She was an expat Canadian living in New Jersey at the time… Read more »

Make Every Man Want YouMake Every Man Want You

Review by Gerry Shepherd
Author: Marie Forleo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publish Date: 2008

At first glance Make Every Man Want You may seem like an unlikely contribution to a health and wellness magazine of Vitality’s stature. In fact, this provocative little book is a valuable guide to making the most of all one’s relationships.

Marie Forleo demonstrates how the factors that bolster self-confidence and well-being enrich social life… Read more »

SELF – Trim and Tone Fast (DVD)

Review by Susannah Kent
With Kimberly Spreen
Publisher: Koch Entertainment
Publish Date: 2007

We don’t always have the time, energy, or motivation to get out to a fitness class four or five times a week. So an inexpensive and efficient alternative is, of course, exercise videos. There are thousands out there, but I recently came across a strength training one that really impressed me. I am always on the lookout for new material, not… Read more »

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