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Saturday, May 25, 2013

UK Kindle Daily Deal 5/26

The Reluctant Yogi: A Quirky Guide to the Practice That Can Change Your Life (£0.99 UK), by Carla McKay [Gibson Square], is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $5.99).
Book Description
Like many people Carla McKay thought that yoga sounded like a celebrity craze that was a bit too good to be true. Things changed, however, when a friend persuaded her to give it try for a laugh.

She did laugh – throughout the class. But the practice was also different from what she had expected. In The Reluctant Yogi she describes how her disbelief was defeated, and finds out from experts what yoga does for us. She discovers that research shows yoga has something for everyone of every shape and size, young to old: it will tone your body, calm your mind, make you sleep better, strengthen your bones, boost your immune system and even make you lose weight.

Learning her asanas from her pranayama, Carla finds along the way how you, too, can change your life with yoga.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nook Daily Find 5/9

Personal Health: What You Need to Know from Modern Science ($96.99 $53.34 Kindle, $2.99 B&N), a collection of titles by Anne Maczulak, David S. Perlin, Karl S. Drlica and Michael Kuhar, is the Nook Daily Find. Long time readers will find a copy already in their libraries, as this was free last May. For those that missed it then, this is a pretty decent price for the set.
Book Description
3 remarkable books reveal the latest scientific discoveries about addiction, antibiotic-resistant disease, bacteria — and you

These three remarkable books take you to the cutting edge of health science, revealing today’s most powerful scientific discoveries about addiction, antibiotic-resistant disease, and bacteria. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D. explains how and why addiction destroys lives, and presents the latest advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar reveals the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, explaining why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape them. He describes why some people are unusually susceptible to addiction; illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and pleasures ranging from alcohol and gambling to sex and caffeine; and outlines the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful treatment. Next, in Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis, Karl S. Drlica and David S. Perlin presents a thorough and authoritative overview of the growing resistance of pathogenic bacteria to antibiotics, and what this means to our ability to control and treat infectious diseases. The authors answer crucial questions such as: What is resistance? How does it emerge? How do common human activities contribute to resistance? What can we do about it? Are there better ways to discover new antibiotics? How can we strengthen our defenses against resistance, minimize public health risks and extend the effectiveness of the antibiotics we have? Finally, in Allies and Enemies, Anne Maczulak tells the story of the amazing, intimate partnership between humans and bacteria. Offering a powerful new perspective on Earth’s oldest creatures, Maczulak explains how bacteria work, how they evolve, their surprising contributions and uses, the roles they’ve played in human history – and why you can't survive without them.

From pioneering scientists and researchers including Michael Kuhar, Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin, and Anne Maczulak

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bargain Book Roundup

BooksonBoard is having a 33% off sale on all titles (EPUB or PDF only), including 33% all HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette titles.

Kobo's 90% off sale has been updated - pick any one book on the list and get 90% off using promo code 90BK during checkout. Note that the code seems to be limited to some countries and the list of books you'll see varies by country, as well. Limit one book using the code (but it seems to have reset, for those who used the code last Fall).

Crazy Sexy Diet ($2.99 Kindle), by Kris Carr with contributions by Dean Ornish M.D. (Foreword) and Rory Freedman (Preface)
Book Description
On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes.

In ten chapters with titles such as, “pHabulous,” “Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” “Make Juice Not War,” and “God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches—advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts—she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life.

Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

Including contributions by:
  • Dean Ornish, M.D. – author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
  • Neal Barnard, M.D. – author, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), author of Food for Life
  • Kathy Freston – author of Quantum Wellness and health advocate
  • Alejandro Junger, M.D. – author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
  • Rory Freedman – coauthor of Skinny Bitch and health advocate
  • Mark Hyman, M.D. – author of The UltraMind Solution and pioneer in functional medicine
  • Emily Deschanel – star of the Fox series Bones and health advocate
  • Sharon Gannon – author of Yoga and Vegetarianism, and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
  • Wayne Pacelle – president & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Stacy Malkan – author and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
  • Dr. Lilli Link – specialist in raw foods and integrative nutrition
  • Frank Lipman – author of Revive: Stop feeling Spent and Start Living Again and founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

Troubleshooter ($2.99 Kindle), the third novel in the Tim Rackley series by Gregg Hurwitz [HarperCollins].
Book Description
The maestro of pulse-pounding suspense delivers an explosive new white-knuckle thriller featuring deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley -- a lawman driven by honor, morality, and a thirst for justice. The leader of one of the country's most violent biker gangs, Den Laurey should have been behind bars. But thanks to a daring escape on an L.A. freeway, several deputy marshals are dead and Laurey is riding free. Rackley, back on the Service's warrant squad, is in hot pursuit of the outlaw and his ruthless gang -- with a media whirlwind and the entire Los Angeles law-enforcement community driving him.

Just when Laurey is within his grasp, circumstances force Rackley to let him go -- with devastating results. A few miles up the road, a sheriff's deputy is attacked: Tim's pregnant wife, Dray. Driven by guilt, Tim vows to hunt Laurey down -- a search that will lead him into a dark world of deception and lies, a world of criminals and undercover cops, drugs and mutilation. And the key to the violent puzzle lies in the discarded corpses of women -- women for whom Tim must seek justice when no one else will. With the stakes rising, Tim must unravel a horrifying secret and confront a deadly terror that reaches from the back alleys of Mexico to the poppy fields of Afghanistan ... and threatens to explode on the dark streets of L.A.

Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Ken Perenyi [Pegasus Books].
Book Description
It is said that the greatest con man in the world is the one who has never been caught—and here for the first time is the astonishing story of America’s most accomplished art forger

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.”

Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Glamorous stories of art-world scandal have always captured the public imagination. However, not since Clifford Irving’s 1969 bestselling Fake has there been a story at all like this one. Caveat Emptor is unique in that it is the first and only book by and about America’s first and only great art forger. And unlike other forgers, Perenyi produced no paper trail, no fake provenance whatsoever; he let the paintings speak for themselves. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds.

In the tradition of Frank Abagnale’s Catch Me If You Can, and certain to be a bombshell for the major international auction houses and galleries, here is the story of America’s greatest art forger.

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Kurt Eichenwald [Simon and Schuster].
Book Description
Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller.

In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever, as leaders raced to protect their citizens in the wake of 9/11.

Eichenwald’s gripping, immediate style and true-to-life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events, from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He reveals previously undisclosed information from the terror wars, including never before reported details about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax attacks and investigations, and conflicts between Washington and London.

With his signature fast-paced narrative style, Eichenwald — whose book, The Informant, was called “one of the best nonfiction books of the decade” by The New York Times Book Review — exposes a world of secrets and lies that has remained hidden for far too long.

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement ($1.99 Kindle, companion audiobook $5.49), by Sally McMillen [Oxford University Press]
Book Description
In the quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the women's rights movement and change the course of history. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement, Sally McMillen reveals, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840 to 1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Mott, Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the far-reaching effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time."

Bruiser ($1.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Neal Shusterman [HarperCollins]
Book Description
Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well.

My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.

Vengeance ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), the first title in The Tainted Realm series by Australian author Ian Irvine, is this month's Orbital Book Drop [Hachette]. The book is quite long (>650 pages), so you can wait a few days to pick up the second in the series, Rebellion, which was released this week.
Book Description
Ten years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults.

Tali watched as two masked figures killed her mother, and now she has sworn revenge. Even though she is a slave. Even though she is powerless. Even though she is nothing in the eyes of those who live above ground, she will find her mother's killers and bring them to justice.

Rix, heir to Hightspall's greatest fortune, is tormented by the fear that he's linked to the murder, and by a sickening nightmare that he's doomed to repeat it.

When a chance meeting brings Tali and Rix together, the secrets of an entire kingdom are uncovered and a villain out of legend returns to throw the land into chaos. Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other and find a way to save the realm -- and themselves.

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town ($2.99 Kindle; companion audiobook $3.99), by Nick Reding [Bloomsbury]
Book Description
Crystal methamphetamine is widely considered to be the most dangerous drug in the world, and nowhere is that more true than in the small towns of the American heartland. Methland is the story of the drug as it infiltrates the community of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), a once-thriving farming and railroad community. Tracing the connections between the lives touched by meth and the global forces that have set the stage for the epidemic, Methland offers a vital and unique perspective on a pressing contemporary tragedy.

Oelwein, Iowa is like thousand of other small towns across the county. It has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy and an out-migration of people. If this wasn't enough to deal with, an incredibly cheap, long-lasting, and highly addictive drug has come to town, touching virtually everyone's lives. Journalist Nick Reding reported this story over a period of four years, and he brings us into the heart of the town through an ensemble cast of intimately drawn characters, including: Clay Hallburg, the town doctor, who fights meth even as he struggles with his own alcoholism; Nathan Lein, the town prosecutor, whose case load is filled almost exclusively with meth-related crime, and Jeff Rohrick, who is still trying to kick a meth habit after four years.

Methland is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives the drug has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war. It will appeal to readers of David Sheff's bestselling Beautiful Boy, and serve as inspiration for those who believe in the power of everyday people to change their world for the better.

The Journeys of Socrates ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Dan Millman [HarperCollins].
Book Description
The Way Begins . . .

Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.

The Evil that Men Do ($2.51 Kindle), the eleventh novel in the Dorothy Martin series by Jeanne M Dams [Severn House]
Book Description
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are on holiday in the idyllic English village of Broadway when they stumble across the body of a man who appears to have fallen down a disused quarry. When it is revealed that the man, a local farmer, was probably pushed over the edge, and that the police have failed to find any suspects or motives for the murder, Dorothy can't help but get involved . . .

Into the Darkest Corner ($1.99 Kindle; companion audiobook $4.49), by Elizabeth Haynes
Book Description
Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell.

But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape.

Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee’s impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee’s old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover’s sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.

Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, Into the Darkest corner is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

Lark ($0.99 Kindle) is an interesting looking fantasy, self-published by Erica Cope.
Book Description
The last time she checked, Mia Carrington was pretty sure that she was a normal girl with a completely ordinary life.

She goes to high school, has a crush on the gorgeous and mysterious new boy in town, and has strange dreams that she can’t help but feel are real somehow.

Okay, so maybe she’s not all that normal after all.

A freak accident changes Mia’s life forever when she is thrown into another world and left to deal with the revelation that she is the daughter of the King of the Light Elves. Throw in an ominous prophecy predicting that Mia will break a curse unleashing the Dark Elves on the world and well, things don’t look too good.

There is danger lurking at every corner in this strange world and Mia isn’t sure who she can trust…
The only thing she is certain of is that the Dark Elves know about her, and they will stop at nothing until they have her.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free Audiobook - The Interpretation of Dreams

The audiobook edition of The Interpretation of Dreams ($0.99 Kindle; $24.49 Audible or $7.95 as a companion edition), by Sigmund Freud and Michael Page, is free direct from Tantor Media.

While you are over at Tantor, be sure to also check out their 50% Off Holiday Listening sale.
Book Description
What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?

First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the "father of psychoanalysis," thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology.

Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freud's legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences.
Get the free ebook from Tantor Media.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Free Book - The Addicted Brain (K/N)

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (Main/UK), by Michael Kuhar, is a repeat freebie in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.

In plain English, Kuhar describes why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others. He illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Finally, he outlines the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful treatment.

Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Trio of Free Mini-Books from Macmillan (K)

These three titles are mini-books, excerpted from larger works that are soon to be released by Macmillan. All are currently free to pre-order, which means you do need a credit card on file (at least when you place the order), although it won't be charged. I expect them to end up free in other stores, after the release dates.

Locavore U.S.A.: How a local-food economy is changing one community, by Katherine Gustafson, is a chapter from Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats.
Book Description
In 1950, at least 70 percent of Montana's food was grown in Montana. Many states used to have robust local-food economies, but that has changed drastically around the country in recent decades. National-scale food businesses beat out community-oriented small and medium-sized operations, laying waste to the infrastructure that once supported thriving local-food economies.

There is rising interest in again making food a local affair. But jump-starting a locavore economy is a tricky business. To cut down the massive distances that the vast majority of food eaten in the United States travels before it reaches dinner plates, communities must work to nurture "a cascading effect" by which each piece of a local-food economy enables and then reinforces the others to create a robust, cost-effective network.

Locavore U.S.A. introduces readers to some brave, hard-working souls in western Montana who are building their own such network piece by piece. In the process they are uncovering a key way to transform our industrially dominated food system.

QuickieChick Guide: Fit to Flirt: Get the Body You Want and the Guy You Deserve, by Laurel House, is a excerpt from QuickieChick’s Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion, and Finance on a Less Than Fabulous Budget.
Book Description
Check out Laurel’s:
  • Dos and Don’ts for Online Dating to become a pro at sifting through online dating profiles to find the guy who’s right for you.
  • Date Night Etiquette Overview to connect with your guy and keep him wanting more
  • Top 8 Skinny Chicks’ Diet Cheats for easy ways to cut your calories
  • Workouts While Watching TV or Getting Ready to Go Out for some no-sweat ways to get in shape without having to join a gym.

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day: A Guided Meditation, by Andy Puddicombe, is a excerpt from Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.
Book Description
From one of the world’s top mindfulness experts comes the ultimate tool for clearing out mental clutter and improving every aspect of your physical and mental health.

With this ten-minute guided meditation, learn a simple yet powerful technique that’s been tested by time and now adapted to fit into even the most hectic modern lifestyle. And reap incredible benefits! Doing this exercise on a daily basis can help you relieve stress, have stronger relationships, reduce anxiety, sleep more, find a healthy weight, control your emotions, be more productive… the list goes on and on.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

9 Free Books from Vook (K)

Vook has another batch of free books in the Kindle store; generally their books stay free for a few days.
  1. Yogic Meditation: Its Meaning from the Yogic Masters, by Michael Solis and the Charles River Editors
  2. American Legends: The Life of Thomas Jefferson (Illustrated), by the Charles River Editors
  3. American Legends: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated), by the Charles River Editors
  4. American Legends: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., by the Charles River Editors
  5. Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged, by the Charles River Editors
  6. The ABCs of Marketing: Introduction to Marketing, by the Charles River Editors
  7. The ABCs of Marketing: Marketing for Small Businesses, Startups, & Non-Profits, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors
  8. The ABCs of Marketing: Media Advertising, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors
  9. The ABCs of Marketing: New Ways to Market with Social Media, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Single - Get-Fit Guy's Secrets to a Better Workout (K/N)

Update: 4/2/12 Now free from Barnes & Noble.

Get-Fit Guy's Secrets to a Better Workout, by Ben Greenfield, is free to pre-order in the Kindle store. It's pretty obvious that this is mostly an excerpt from Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body: A Workout Plan for Your Unique Shape, which releases a couple of months later, in May, but it does look like it's a self-contained Single (if not an official one), rather than just a set number of chapters.
Book Description
Enhance your energy, lose weight, boost your performance, and feel better than ever with Get-Fit Guy’s Secrets to a Better Workout***! If you want to begin an exercise routine and don’t know where to start, or if you’ve been working out for a while and aren’t getting the results you want, author and triathlon expert Ben Greenfield has the tips you need to reach your fitness goals – fast! With easy-to-understand explanations, concrete examples, and reasoning backed by scientific research, Ben provides the inspiration and motivation for super-charging your workout including:
  • Top 10 reasons you’re not losing weight
  • Techniques for better results
  • 10 exercise motivation tips
  • How to tell if you’re working out hard enough
  • How to measure body fat
  • How to warm up and cool down
  • 10 tips for proper gym etiquette
  • 10 tips to build muscle fast
About the Author
Voted the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Trainer of the Year in 2008, Ben Greenfield is recognized as one of the top fitness, triathlon and nutrition experts in the nation, with multiple books and DVDs to his credit. He is the host of the popular Get-Fit Guy podcast at QuickAndDirtyTips.com with an average 170,000 downloads per month.

Ben coaches and trains individuals for weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance all over the world via his company, Pacific Elite Fitness. He also runs the Rock Star Triathlete, the Internet's top school for learning the sport of triathlon and the business of triathlon coaching. Ben's popular fitness, nutrition and wellness website (BenGreenfieldFitness.com) features blogs, podcasts, and product reviews. His credentials include: Bachelor's and Master's degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology, personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the NSCA, a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and over 10 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports. Ben is a top-ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest and has finished multiple Ironmans.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Book - Age Smart (K/N)

Update: 2/13/12 Now free from Barnes & Noble.

Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond (US/UK), by Jeffrey Rosensweig and Betty Liu, is free in the Kindle store.
Book Description
Americans are embracing an entirely new way of aging: one that's based on staying productive, staying active, and staying young in body and mind. Jeffrey A. Rosensweig and Betty Liu share strategies for bringing together all the elements of a long, happy, fulfilling, connected life. Starting today, you'll learn how to take advantage of the latest sciences of health and longevity... leverage today's most powerful techniques for protecting your financial security... find or keep the work you love... pursue a path to deepen your own personal spirituality, whatever form it may take. No Pink Pants is packed with easy-to-use tips and guidelines for everything from your portfolio to your medical insurance. The heart of the book: intimate interviews with individuals celebrated for what they've learned about getting better with age: powerful role models ranging from Jimmy Carter to Helen Gurley Brown, Robert Mondavi to C. Everett Koop. Learn from their experiences; then use this book's easy worksheets to take control of your own future!
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Free Books from Infinite Ideas (K)

Infinite Ideas has marked a dozen or so books as free in the Kindle store; I'll be back later (on this post) with a list of titles, but for now, click the publisher's name for a list (it also contains the ones that were free yesterday, so double check prices before one-clicking).

OK, here's a list of the ones that are newly free:
  1. Life Management (Feel Good Factory on), by Elisabeth Wilson
  2. Looking Gorgeous (Feel Good Factory), by Elisabeth Wilson
  3. Beating the Blues (Feel Good Factory on), by Elisabeth Wilson
  4. Healthy Living (Feel Good Factory), by Elisabeth Wilson
  5. How to sell brilliantly in good times and bad, by Nicholas Bate
  6. Interview answers (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Ken Langdon and Nikki Cartwright
  7. Divorce (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Victoria Perrett
  8. Make more money (Infinite Success)
  9. MBA (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Nicholas Bate
  10. Unleash your creativity (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Tim Wright and Rob Bevan
  11. Live longer (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Sally Brown
  12. Look gorgeous always (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Linda Bird
  13. Lose weight (52 Brilliant Little Ideas)
  14. Orgasms! (52 Brilliant Ideas), by Marcelle Perks

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Audiobook - You Are Not Your Brain

The audiobook edition of You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life ($12.99 Kindle), by Jeffrey Schwartz MD and Rebecca Gladding MD, narrated by Mel Foster, is free from Tantor Audio.

Tantor is having a 50% off, New Year, New You sale that you may also want to check out, while you are there.
Book Description
Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good.

A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.

For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to starve" these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength.

As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz's previous books, as well as Daniel Amen's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain's untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.
Get the free audiobook from Tantor Audio.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Free Book - The Perfect 10 Diet (K/N/E/P)

Update: Also free from Sourcebooks (DRM'd EPUB or PDF).
Update: Also free from Barnes & Noble. However, this edition won't turn up on a simple search by title or author name, so be careful ordering if you are on your nook or not using the link below.

The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast!, by Michael Aziz, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of publisher Cumberland House.
Book Description
Lose up to 14 Lbs in 21 days!
Doctor Designed, Easy to Follow, Proven Success

The latest medical research shows hormones are the key to weight loss. Your hormones control how your body uses the foods you eat, whether it's used for energy or stored as fat. The Perfect 10 Diet balances these key hormones so you:
  • Lose weight fast without going hungry (hunger wrecks diets)
  • Have more energy!
  • Start to lose weight without exercising (up to 80 pounds)
  • Reverse the aging process and look younger for life
Because The Perfect 10 Diet works with your hormones, people see results fast—up to 14 pounds in the first 21 days.

Other diet fads, whether they are low-fat or low-carb, wreak havoc on your hormones, which is why these diets are hard to stay on and the weight comes back the moment you stop.

Dr. Michael Aziz has personally worked with more than a thousand patients who lost an average of 10-14 pounds in the first three weeks on the diet, and who also showed remarkable improvement in the markers for heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes and more. Their overall health improved significantly. And they did it all while eating great food, feeling full after their meals and having more energy!

Below are just a few of the real-life results people have had on The Perfect 10 Diet:

SHARON: Sharon weighed 264 pounds despite a twenty-one-year struggle to control her weight through more than her share of low-fat, low-carb and fad diets. Within two years of starting The Perfect 10 Diet, Sharon lost 132 pounds by giving up the "fake" foods she thought were healthy. Better still, she has kept the weight off and enjoys increased energy and confidence.

MARK: Thirty-five-year-old Mark weighed 260 pounds at 5'9", with a high 40 percent body fat reading. He suffered from severe headaches, was pre-diabetic, and had high blood pressure. Mark lost 90 pounds in 10 months on The Perfect 10 Diet. His headaches were gone, and his insulin, blood pressure, and body fat were all at normal levels—plus, he has never felt better in his life.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from Sourcebooks.

Free Book from Instructables & Infinite Ideas (K)

Publishers Instructables and Infiniate Ideas have a number of newly free books in the Kindle store this morning. I'll be back later with an update and list the titles, but, for now, use the two links above to get to the search lists.

Update: OK, here's the list of newly free titles for today:
  1. Get fit!, by Infinite Ideas
  2. Be healthy, by Infinite Ideas
  3. Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness, by Infinite Ideas
  4. Defeat depression, by Infinite Ideas
  5. Good health, by Infinite Ideas
  6. Parenting pre-teens, by Dr Sabina Dosani
  7. Re-energise your relationship, by Peter Cross and Dr Sabina Dosani
  8. Be creative, by Infinite Ideas
  9. Get rid of cellulite, by Infinite Ideas
  10. Go green!, by Infinite Ideas
  11. Heal your troubled mind, by Dr Sabina Dosani
  12. Healthy pregnancy guide, by Infinite Ideas
  13. Help! I want to change my life, by Infinite Ideas
  14. How to be seductive, by Infinite Ideas
  15. How to be sexy, by Infinite Ideas
  16. How to sleep well, by Infinite Ideas
  17. Instant tennis, by Infinite Ideas
  18. Instant tennis 2, by Infinite Ideas
  19. Instant wine expert, by Giles Kime
  20. Parenting under 5s, by Infinite Ideas
  21. Rescue your finances, by Infinite Ideas
  22. Allergies, by Infinite Ideas
  23. Back pain, by Infinite Ideas
  24. Blood pressure, by Infinite Ideas
  25. The Feel Good Factory on The Body Beautiful, by Infinite Ideas
  26. Playing the Beautiful Game, by Infinite Ideas
  27. The Art of Laziness, by Infinite Ideas
  28. Secrets of wine, by Infinite Ideas
  29. Party ideas, by Infinite Ideas
  30. Menopause, by Monica Troughton
  31. Instant ab workouts, by Infinite Ideas
  32. Healthy eating for children, by Infinite Ideas
  33. Detox your finances, by John Middleton (interestingly enough, this one has a $5.99 edition published by Penguin)
  34. Design your dream home, by Infinite Ideas
  35. 5-minute Recipes, by Instructables Authors
  36. Duct Tape Bags, by Instructables Authors
  37. Manly Knits, by Instructables Authors

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Free Book - Balancing the Chakras (K)

Balancing the Chakras: The Body's Energetic Channels, by Michael Solis, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of publisher Charles River Editors (Vook).
Book Description
Many of us have heard the term chakra before, but few truly understand its meaning or its potential significance. Put simply, the word chakra means "wheel of light" in Sanskrit. But that certainly won't answer the questions you are asking yourself by now.

Given the unfamiliarity most people have with these important ideas, Balancing the Chakras seeks to help guide readers of all backgrounds and experiences. Balancing the Chakras explains the chakras based on the teachings of the ancient Hindu texts. In this short guide, you will learn about the idea of the chakras, their individual characteristics, and techniques that yout can perform to help balance certain aspects of your body, mind, emotions, and personality. 7 chapters will present you with information on each of the seven central chakras, as well as advice on how to more effectively balance these energetic centers.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Free Book (Kindle/nook) - The Addicted Brain

Update: 12/12/11 As expected, now free in the US Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (Main/UK), by Michael Kuhar, is free for UK customers in the Kindle store and should be free for US customers by morning.
Book Description
Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, a leading neuroscientist explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.

In plain English, Kuhar describes why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others. He illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Finally, he outlines the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful treatment.

Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free Book (Kindle) - Tales from the Drunk Diet

Tales from the Drunk Diet, by Luc Carl, is free to pre-order in the Kindle store. Although it's an excerpt from a larger volume, it appears that an effort has been made to make it self-contained (rather than just a set number of samples), although we won't be sure until it is released the first week of January.
Book Description
An excerpt taken straight from Lüc Carl’s upcoming memoir, The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds…Wasted, a beer-soaked tale of a long-haired, leather-clad rock ’n roll party-maker who transformed a whiskey-and-5:00AM cheeseburger lifestyle into a wildly successful weight-loss regime.

Full of charismatic wit and insane stories about his life, this excerpt is a mix of memoir and advice: laugh and be inspired while he takes you along on his hilarious journey to become healthier and fitter, and live vicariously through a guy who likes to have a good time, ALL the time (even if that now means running 8 miles a day).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Free Book (Kindle/nook/iBooks) - The Case of the Unwanted Pounds

Update: 10/25/11 Now free on iTunes.

The Case of the Unwanted Pounds: A Weight-Loss & Fitness Mysyery, by Fred Stutman, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
Dr.Stutman's new book, The Case of the Unwanted Pounds, presents a series of diet and fitness clues that solve the mystery of how to lose weight quickly and permanently, and how to achieve maximum cardiovascular fitness.These clues also show you how to strengthen your muscles and bones, while shaping your body.In addition, this plan helps you to live longer by reducing the incidence of heart disease, strokes,and certain forms of cancer. In this unique mystery,Detective Adam Walker discover the clues to permanent weight-loss and complete cardiovascular fitness. He shows you how to slim down, shape up and look younger in only 21 days, and finally lose those unwanted pounds.

About the Author
Fred A. Stutman, M.D. has done extensive research in exercise physiology, diet, and nutrition at the U.S. Naval Development Center and in private medical practice. As a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force, he established one of the nation s first walking programs for cardiac rehabilitation patients. He is the author of ten books and numerous medical articles on diet, nutrition, and exercise. His books have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. He has appeared on national radio and TV, including the Today show and Good Morning America. He is currently practicing medicine as a Temple University Family Practice Physician in Philadelphia.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from iTunes.

Free Book (Kindle/nook) - Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100

Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?, by Joyce A. Schoemaker and Paul J. H. Schoemaker, is a repeat freebie in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble.
Book Description
The key scientific discoveries of the 21st century are coming from the biosciences. These discoveries will impact our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Now, two leading experts will help you imagine those impacts--and prepare for them. Paul and Joyce Schoemaker preview the research innovations most likely to emerge in the coming years and reveal what they’re likely to mean for everything from human longevity to the health of society, from bioterrorism to personalized medicine.

Writing for every interested citizen and consumer, the Schoemakers illuminate the hottest technologies and most controversial issues associated with contemporary biotechnology--including stem cells, cloning, pharmacogenetics, DNA chips, proteomics, gene therapy, and much more. Then, drawing on Paul Schoemaker’s unsurpassed experience helping global organizations prepare for the future, the authors sketch multiple long-term scenarios for the biosciences…and reveal how they will impact your health, family, career, and the society you live in.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.

Free Book (Kindle) - Autism's Hidden Blessings

Autism's Hidden Blessings, by Kelly Langston, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel.
Book Description
Kelly Langston knows firsthand the struggles and victories associated with autism--from the time she heard her son's diagnosis and was given little more than a handshake and a brochure to the time she watched her son sing every word in his school musical. Through her experiences--the good and the bad--she discovered a beautiful blessing: God does care about autism. Better yet, he has a unique and marvelous purpose for children with autism--a purpose no less than that of any other child.

More than an “I've been there too” story, Autism's Hidden Blessings highlights God's blueprint for living a life full of joy and potential despite autism.

Autism doesn't define your child and doesn't limit his or her potential. If you're weary from the everyday battle against autism, join Kelly Langston on a journey to discover and apply the plan God has for your entire family. It's time to reclaim your joy, laughter, and most of all, hope.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

31 Free Books from Vook (Kindle)

There is a new batch of free ebooks from Vook today. All can be read on any Kindle device or app, but any Enhanced Audio/Video content requires an iThing.
Animated TextVooks [Kindle Editions with Audio/Video]
Video Game Guides