Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

Adam Cohen  "Nothing to Fear"
Adam Cohen is assistant editorial page editor of The New York Times, where he has been a member of the editorial board since 2002. He was previously a senior writer at Time and is the author of The Perfect Store: Inside eBay and a coauthor of American Pharaoh, a biography of  ... Bernstein: Nothing To FearMayor Richard J. Daley. Before entering journalism, Cohen was an education-reform lawyer, and he has a law degree from Harvard. Thirty-second president Franklin Delano Roosevelt assumed the presidency at a time of unbelievable national crisis. When he took his oath of office in March 1933, more than 10,000 banks had gone under following the Crash of 1929, a quarter of American workers were unemployed, and riots were breaking out at garbage dumps as people fought over scraps of food. Now in paperback, NOTHING TO FEAR: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America brings to life this fulcrum moment in American history—the tense, frenzied first one hundred days, when FDR and his inner circle completely reinvented the role of the federal government. Before the Hundred Days, the federal government was limited in scope and ambition; by the end, it had assumed an active responsibility for the welfare of all of its citizens. FDR came to the White House with few firm commitments about how to resolve these overwhelming troubles—as a politician he was more pragmatic than ideological, and, perhaps surprisingly given his New Deal legacy, by nature a fiscal conservative. He therefore relied heavily on his advisers, especially the five men and women comprising his inner circle. Cohen provides an illuminating group portrait of these colleagues who frequently pushed the president to embrace more radical programs than he would have otherwise. NOTHING TO FEAR is both a riveting narrative account of the personal dynamics that shaped the heady Hundred Days, and a character study of one of America's defining leaders in a moment of crisis. Indeed, many of the political fault lines of this era—welfare, government regulation, and agriculture policy—remain with us today. Coinciding with the landmark inauguration of Barack Obama, who faces a nation similarly embroiled in financial turmoil, Cohen's book is a timely and insightful look at the defining moment of both a president and a presidency.

Joe Piscatella  "American Heart Month - February"
HEALTHY HEART (Workman, February 2010), by Joe Piscatella. Perhaps the longest-surviving bypass patient in the world - 32 years and counting - Joe is poised to deliver the support that  American Heart Association ... people with heart disease need.  The secret of his extraordinary success lies in the stories, inspirations, quotes and pieces of wisdom he reads every morning. And those are what he shares in this book. When it's 5:00 A.M. and raining outside and Joe is tempted to skip that morning jog, he remembers "runner" Bob Ireland, a Vietnam vet who lost both legs in the war yet finished the New York marathon using only his arms, the first person ever to do so. Or when Joe is hungry and feeling that a hot dog is calling his name, he stays on a healthy track by recalling what Thomas Edison once said:  "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

Lori Ann LaRocco    "Thriving on the New Economy"
Lori Ann LaRocco is Senior Talent Producer at CNBC and one of the producers of the CNBC Lori Ann LaRoccoshow Squawk Box.  With a Foreword by H. Wayne Huizenga, founder of Waste Management, Inc., Blockbuster Video, and AutoNation and owner of the Miami Dolphins and with an Afterword by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Thriving in the New Economy offers the kind of business and leadership wisdom you'll find nowhere else. If you're struggling to stay afloat in these rough economic waters, this book offers safe passage—and a competitive advantage.

Colleen Carney  "Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep"

quiet your mind get to sleep ... In Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep, two psychologists specializing in sleep and mood disorders show readers with insomnia and often comorbid disorders such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain proven methods from cognitive behavioral therapy for getting the sleep they need and improving their symptoms in the process.  Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is assistant professor and director of the Sleep and Mood Disorder Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is adjunct professor at Duke University. She is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies interest group on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Carney was the recipient of the National Sleep Foundation's prestigious Pickwick Fellowship, and her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance in the Department of Sports Medicine and an adjunct professor at the University of 2008-GBT-&-Reunion-054.jpgMiami. Lisa Dorfman, co-author of The Reunion Diet: Lose Weight and Look Great at Your Reunion and Beyond (Sunrise River Press, January 1, 2010) and Nutrition Editor for SoBeFit Magazine, has some useful tips for listeners who may be finding it challenging to lose weight and shape up for their upcoming  reunions this year. As a health expert with more than two decades of experience, she'll explain to your listeners that they don't have to give up some of their favorite foods in order to slim down and impress former classmates or family members.  For many people, reunions — whether a milestone college or high school reunion or extended-family get-together — are not only a chance to reconnect with friends, relatives and long-lost loves, they are also a great weight-loss motivator.  Still, losing weight and getting into shape is challenging at the best of times, and  adding in the stress of looking good for a reunion can make anyone crazy!  The average American gains between one to two pounds a year. While that may not seem like much, by the time your 25th reunion rolls around, you'll be about 30 - 50 pounds heavier than you were on graduation day.

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