Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection (Hardcover)
One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
Thorndike Press, 9781410447463, 529pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2012
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— Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY
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The task was massive. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets and nutritional plans, and a brutal array of techniques and practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep--all the while testing the patience of his long-suffering wife.
This latest book""bursts with hilarity and warmth, all the while testing our culture's assumptions and obsessions with what makes good health and allowing the reader to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality.