Reviews by nelliejm

Diet and Health

by Lulu Hunt Peters

We spend thousands of dollars a year on weight loss books and remedies, and here in this little book published in 1918 we have the plain and simple truth--

"For harken, food and only food (sometimes plus alcohol) makes fat. Not water--not air--verlily nothing but food makes fat!"

Though some of the advice given like "it is okay to skip breakfast," is questionable, on the whole, this is a well written guide providing caloric tables, menus, formulas for determining daily caloric needs and discussions on the importance of being active. It is also midly humourous and reminds us that to be thin is "patriotic" for "FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR!" An excellent read.

Reviewed on 2010.01.14

My Father as I Recall Him

by Mamie Dickens

A very interesting account of the life of Charles Dickens as seen through the eyes of his daughter. A must read for all Dicken's fans.

Reviewed on 2010.01.14

Ten Days in a Mad-House

by Nellie Bly

A true life account of this journalist who got herself committed to a New York insane asylum to expose the atrocities and injustices suffered by the mentally ill. It is a very interesting study into the life and atitudes of the time. A good read!!

Reviewed on 2010.01.14

The Red Thumb Mark

by R. Austin Freeman

Not one of his best in my opinion. As a true lover of mystery, I found this to be technical and boring.

Reviewed on 2010.01.14

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