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September 24, 2013 | Written by: Scott Carlton

Well Read: What’s New in Wellness Books



Looking to enhance the wellness of your mind? Or maybe just find a new page-turner? Check out these fiction, nonfiction and cookbook book reviews. Who knows? You may find a selection that does both.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs

Follow A.J. Jacobs on his obsessive yearlong mission to improve every element of his body and mind. His goal is to become the healthiest man alive. And be sure, he brings a new definition to “health nut.” You’ll laugh out loud as you experience his every move. And you’ll probably burn a few calories doing it.

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“Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard” by Nigel Slater

“Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard” by Nigel Slater

Britain’s acclaimed food writer Nigel Slater returns with this sequel to Tender, his beloved volume on vegetables. This time, Nigel looks at fruit. Ripe is part cookbook, part overview on produce and gardening. Inspired by his 40-foot backyard garden in London, this book will educate, delight and reveal insights on fruit that will have you craving more.

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“Swim: Why We Love the Water” by Lynn Sherr

“Swim: Why We Love the Water” by Lynn Sherr

Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It’s an inquiry into why we swim—What’s the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of swimming? Find out in this celebration of water, the act of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. You’ll explore every aspect of the sport from the biology of swimming to the fame of Esther Williams and the training of Olympians.

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“The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human” by Jonathan Gottschall

“The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human” by Jonathan Gottschall

In this unique and engrossing book, Jonathan Gottschall pens the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology and evolutionary biology, Gottschall explains what it means to be a storytelling animal.

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“The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries” by Katrien Van der Schueren

“The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries” by Katrien Van der Schueren

The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage of vintage educational posters from Europe in the mid-19th and 20th centuries. These illustrations will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history.

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“Downward Dog, Upward Fog” by Meryl Davids Landau

“Downward Dog, Upward Fog” by Meryl Davids Landau

Lorna's soul journey into yoga and meditation is the topic of Meryl Davids Landau's novel, an inspirational gem that will appeal to anyone looking for an honest approach to living life on life’s terms.

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“Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection” by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick

“Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection” by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick

In this unique and engrossing book, Jonathan Gottschall pens the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology and evolutionary biology, Gottschall explains what it means to be a storytelling animal.

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“Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives” by Michael Ruhlman

“Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives” by Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman documents life in the intense environment of a pediatric heart center that specializes in neonatal open-heart surgery. Every delicate procedure requires the upmost precision, adding greater pressure to the physicians and nurses caring for children at their most vulnerable.

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“Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer

“Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer

Ever think brainstorming is a waste of time? Or that blue can enhance creativity? Well, you’re not alone. Lehrer reveals the importance of thinking like a child, daydreaming with purpose, and adopting an outsider’s perspective in this revelatory romp toward helping us be more creatively productive.

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About the author
Scott Carlton
Scott is Associate Creative Director at SSW. His wellness pledge is to keep fit by eating plenty of chicken and yogurt.



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