These days many of my early review selections are books by bloggers. Someone starts a blog about a particlar topic, in this case diet and nutrition, and attracts a lot of followers and uses that poplarity to launch a book of the same name. I am impressed. This method of getting yourself published seems to level the playing field a bit and give me hope that its not just literary writers who get to have a piece of the publishing pie.
To be fair, there was a lot of useful advice in this book regarding how to approach dieting and weight loss with the many temptations that bombard us day after day. I also came across many good recipes that I will try: pumpkin muffins and tomato zuchini fritatta to name just two. So if you are looking for good low fat, high health recipes to try this is a good source (as her blog probably is too).
The only drawback to this book is that Ms Haupert's writing is not very interesting or engaging, and I had a hard time geting through each chapter. I am not sure it was possible to make it more lively. She spent a lot of time explaining her schedule each day and her calorie counts. Some people might find this fascinating, but I found it dry. (I am also a tad over weight so maybe she does have something!)
I do want to give her credit for inventing a life for herself that is interesting and varied and sings to exactly what she wants to do. This I envy and admire. I guess that is another good reason to read this book: she gives good advice on living a creative life and breaking the mold from the standard 8-5 drudgery.
I can offer this book to anyone who would like it.