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I am not a big fan of celebrity health and beauty books. There is a legion of experts who know more about lifestyle issues than any random actress or model. Either the books are just a photo op for a famous face or offer quirky sometimes dangerous advice. So I waited until The Body Book by Cameron DIaz was available in paperback. A tall, naturally slim blonde beauty, I was not looking forward to another book by a skinny person who LOVES to exercise. But when I rather grumpily sat down to read the book, I was pleasantly surprised by the solid yet very readable information that packed every page.
Written with noted New York TImes writer Sandra Bark, The Body Book offers first class information about diet, exercise, nutrition and stress reduction. There is not a single photo of the gorgeous Diaz, another ditzy diet or yet another recipe for kale. In clear friendly language, the book puts scientifi health ideas into simple, friendly language. Its a genuinly hepful book that doesn’t insult women or try to sell them overpriced products they don’t need. Its clearly an introduction to other books and I look forward to her upcoming book on Longevity due out April 2016.