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Strigberger’s Latest Book ‘Boomers, Zoomers and Other Oomers’ Will Have You Laughing Over the Dread “A Word:” Aging

September 16th, 2022

Title: Boomers, Zoomers, and Other Oomers: A Boomer-biased Irreverent Perspective on Aging  Author: Marcel Strigberger ISBN-10#:0995950121 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Canadian author Marcel Strigberger says he is a humorist trapped inside the body of a former litigation lawyer. You might think that is a unique resume starter, and you’d be correct. I’m pretty sure I don’t know of any other retired attorneys who can say that they have also worked as a stand-up comedian, sharing the stage with big-name humorists like Howie Mandel, Bob Saget and Jim Carrey. Although (sidebar... Read More

Reflexology for Total Health

December 19th, 2011

Reflexology for Total Health By Lis Kunzi Foot massage is not new to the human race. There is strong evidence that a form of therapy, similar to what we call reflexology today, have been practiced for centuries, by many diverse cultures. The oldest documentation depicting reflexology was discovered in Egypt. A pictograph dated around 2500 – 2330 BC show an Egyptian physician working on two men. The hieroglyphic reads. Patients: “Do not hurt me” Practitioner: “I shall act so you praise me”. Reflexology is an ancient non-invasive healing art. This therapy falls into... Read More

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey

September 30th, 2010

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey Author:  Fran Padgett http://franpadgett.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This beautiful book, a compilation of 30 poignant breast cancer survivor stories visually supported by author Fran Padgett\’s stunning, original works of art, is her tribute to all women who have been “chosen by breast cancer,” as she herself has been. After her diagnosis, Padgett launched a passionate mission to fund breast cancer research projects. She established The Weathervane Foundation, Inc., a Texas 501 (c) (3) – a non-profit organization dedicated... Read More

Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide

September 30th, 2010

Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide Author:  Diana M. Raab, MFA, RN with Errol Norwitz, MD http://dianaraab.com/nonfiction.html Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW When the core of this book was originally released in 1987 (under the title, “Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant: A Guide to High‐Risk Pregnancies“) it was a pioneering title.  I know, because I’d actually searched for a book of this type ten years earlier during my first of two high-risk pregnancies, and had it existed, my old copy would be dog-eared, sticky-noted and full of underlining... Read More