"Title: Salt, Sugar, Fat
A good nonfiction book that presented the facts about foods we regularly consume in a convincing way-- it just took me awhile to finish reading this one. It was a bit dry in some parts, especially during some of the factory visits. Although I am fascinated at the concept of food scientists now, & if I could do that job as a hobby, I would.
Reading this book may discourage you from eating certain brands (Oscar Meyer, Nestle, etc.) or certain foods (i.e. potato chips) ever again, but that's probably a good thing in some cases. Or it may pique your interest to learn more of the back story behind General Mills, Nestle or even how Stacy's Pita Chips originated. Very fascinating.
"....sugar, whose raw power in exciting the brain made it perhaps the most formidable ingredient of all, dictating the formulations of products from one side of the grocery store to the other."
"Federal health officials who are fighting the obesity epidemic advise consumers never to enter a grocery store without a shopping list, which helps to ward off the impulse to load up on sugary, salty, & fatty snacks."
Title: Option B
This was such a riveting memoir, but it also served as a self-help book to help us overcome grief. Sheryl Sandberg's grief specifically stemmed from losing her husband very suddenly; she shares a great how-to guide with suggestions for those of us who get overwhelmed when tragedy strikes. I've been searching for books this entire year that profile happiness or how to seek joy. This is a good one!
I also enjoyed Sandberg's book "Lean In." She has come incredible & valuable insights about women in the workplace.
"Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity--and we can build it. It isn't about having a backbone. It's about strengthening the muscles around our backbone."
"After undergoing a hardship, people have new knowledge to offer those who go through similar experiences. It is a unique source of meaning because it does not just give our lives purpose--it gives our suffering purpose."