Friday February 8, 2013
On love, health and spies
Compiled by SHEELA CHANDRAN
Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating
Author: Laurie Davis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 230 pages
LAURIE Davis, founder of online dating consultancy eFlirt Expert, shares how to turn online dates into offline ones in real life. The digital dating whisperer edu-tains readers on how simple tasks such as uploading suitable photos can attract someone or determining the right dating site can work wonders in meeting a suitable partner.
There are 14 chapters encompassing topics ranging from flirting through e-mail, dating multiple matches, and making the transition from digital dating to meeting in the flesh. If you’re an online dating virgin, this book could be for you.
The 7 Minute Solution
Author: Allyson Lewis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 355 pages
ACCORDING to time-management expert and productivity speaker Allyson Lewis, we can become more energetic and positive when we learn how to prioritise, organise and simplify all aspects of life at home and work.
Aside from providing tips on how to break down big-picture goals and overwhelming challenges into manageable daily actions, Lewis also includes tools, ideas, and checklists to increase daily productivity.
This book also claims to help you harness your attention and focus on being more positive, using real-life stories to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
The Art Of Falling In Love
Author: Joe Beam
Publisher: Howard Books, 226 pages
AFTER a three-year hiatus since his last book, The True Heaven: Not What You Thought, Better Than You Expected, the inspirational speaker and author of bestsellers Seeing The Unseen, Forgiven Forever, and Becoming One: Emotionally, Spiritually, And Sexually, is back with a 2013 offering aimed at helping readers to fall in love, stay in love and even renew lost love.
According to Beam, years of research on love has culminated in the easy-to-understand guidelines he offers in this book.
He also introduces “The Love Path” guide which comprises four simple steps – attraction, acceptance, attachment and aspiration – to help couples re-ignite their relationship and build a stronger foundation.
The End Of Diabetes
Author: Joel Fuhrman
Publisher: HarperCollins, 301 pages
JOEL Fulham, author of Super Immunity and Eat For Health, extends his repertoire in health books by focusing on diabetes, a deadly disease that can result in systemic medical conditions ranging from high blood pressure and kidney failure to blindness.
Dr Fulham has turned his research into nutrition into a programme that teaches readers how to consume food with such a high nutrient density that they can turn our bodies into self-healing machines.
Snap: Making The Most Of First Impressions, Body Language And Charisma
Author: Patti Wood
Publisher: New World Library, 267 pages
WE all do it, whether consciously or note: make an instant judgement about people when we first meet them. So there’s no denying that our ability to convey the right first impression can help improve the quality of our personal and professional lives.
Body language expert Wood – a sought-after consultant to Fortune 500 companies – offers practical guidance on interpreting body cues and how to create positive impressions. And, tailoring his expertise to these digital days, Wood also enlightens how to impress by phone, e-mail and social media.
May We Be Forgiven
Author: A.M. Homes
Publisher: Granta Publications, 480 pages
A.M. Homes, famous for her upmarket paedophile shocker, The End Of Alice, offers a satire on modern American life that touches on child and adult abuse, murder and pretty much anything dysfunctional you can think of. The book, which has been described by no less than Salman Rushdie as “flat-out amazing”, is about siblings Harry and George who are poles apart in terms of personality. Staid historian Harry has spend his life watching his younger brother George – a successful TV executive – acquire a lovely wife, two children and beautiful home. However, Harry is also aware that his brother has a murderous temper that can result in disastrous consequences.
Filled with surreal encounters, this inventive novel narrates how a deeply fractured family must find ways to mend itself back together.
Author: Lance Weller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus, 293 pages
A POIGNANT story about ailing Civil War veteran Abel Truman who decides to go on a heroic journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains of the state of Washington. But violence follows him in the form of the memories of the war, lives lost and the savagery he took part in and witnessed.
Author: Matthew Dunn
Publisher: HarperCollins, 313 pages
THE former spy-turned-author proves his knowledge of spycraft in the second book in the Spycatcher series.
Russia and the United States are on the brink of war and only special agent Will Cochrane can unveil the double agent behind the crisis. Cochrane manages to infiltrate a top secret submarine base in the wilds of Russia and locate the agent operating under the codename “Svelte” – only to find the double agent bleeding to death. His last words send Cochrane on a race to find the mastermind behind a plot to cause a nuclear holocaust.