Book Review and Cookbook Giveaway: The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
To celebrate my 300th post on Patricia’s Wisdom (www.patrciaswisdom.com) I am giving away this delightful lifestyle cook book by celebrity Alicia Silverstone.
I think this book will have great success because:
– The author is a celebrity, young, and knows how to be in the public eye
– The book is beautiful to look at and behold
– The writing inside is perky and casual fun
– Silverstone makes these lifestyle changes just seem like the next best thing to do
– The blog that is part of the book’s process is well done and updated with style and content.
“This Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet,” is just that all wrapped up in a stunning package and with a high energy author who walks her talk and knows her “stuff”.
Silverstone likes desserts and supporting the local farmer’s market, restaurants, and animal shelters. She likes feeling great, looking good and researching these lifestyle issues which will assist people in being healthier and the planet healthier.
The Recipes are good and tasty.
Her vegan chocolate cupcakes look light and yummy, and her pizza could bring on drooling!
She does not advocate going cold turkey into this healthy lifestyle she explains how to FLIRT, How to VEGAN, and how to be a SUPERHERO.
The Kind Diet has done much of the research for the reader and the heavy weights are referenced such as Dr. Joel Furhman, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Michael Pollan’s work on Food, Inc.
Not to name drop, but there are lots of celebrity life stylers mentioned in this book too and what they have discovered from making these changes in their lives.
I do have a couple of problems with this book:
– I believe throwing out one’s microwave oven is not such a good thing, because her research is old news and even as a tool for just reheating the MW cuts energy usage considerably.
– Although Silverstone’s expenses for food decreased significantly with this regime, she does not follow even more cost cutting savings methods of food preservation techniques for those of us who have long non- gardening seasons.
– The pictures of her kitchen indicate that she has not added use of electricity, water and natural gas into her earth friendly equations – and one might assume they have not really entered her mind. And in most households I know the leftovers do not go to the dogs!
The really great news about this book is that I think it will not only be a NEW YORK TIMES best seller, but I think the message will reach the 20, 30 and 40 year olds and a number of them will get involved in a bigger effort than even before. Getting the word out & about and getting folks to make these changes is really what is at stake and I think this beautiful entry will have great success.
I almost did not write this book review because Alicia Silverstone and Michael Pollan were on Oprah right before the Olympics; then changed my mind.
So how do you win this book? Write a great comment on this post ….And March 8, 2010 I will pick a winner – easy as that!
Looking forward to your comments….
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Agenda for a New Economy
Cleaning Up My Act
Flow for Love of Water (no reading here: you can watch this documentary for free)