Originally published: 24 April 2017 Original Title: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Author: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant Pagecount: 240 pages Publisher: Random House Genre: Non-fiction, Self Help, Psychology Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1524732684 Product Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 25 mm
Sheryl opens up describing the grief and isolation in the wake of her husband’s sudden death. No proper farewells, no premonition nor physical indications of an end. Abrupt as it is, life goes on. Option B illustrates that deep within us, we all have resilience and adaptation. A dynamic evolutionary process that fits us to our current circumstances. While Sheryl was certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again, her psychologist friend Adam Grant guided her. Indeed, it is a sad book to read but this will help readers to seek the recovery strength within themselves.
Humans evolved but primal instincts remain. Men and women are wired to seek different objectives. Sex is viewed differently across societies, cultures and species; chimpanzees, gorilla, orangutan and gibbon. Sex was an expression of friendship, with no coercion and was offered willingly. For some, it is a transaction, a barter trade by sex as a means to gain access to resources and/or social standing. ‘Make love not war’ is especially true for bonobos who have sex to ensure close bondings among the group. A light-hearted book that explores sexuality from then till now across all human and apes.
Originally published: 26th 1998 by Riverhead Hardcover Author: Howard C. Cutler Genre: Philosophy Page count: 336 pages (Hardcover) Publisher: Easton Press ISBN: 1-57322-111-2 ISBN13: 9781573221115
100 Word Book Review:
Dalai Lama believes in fundamental goodness in all everyone, in the value of compassion and kindness, a sense of commonality among all living creatures. Written by Howard C. Cutler, a psychiatrist, who spent one week with the Dalai Lama, and then used his interviews with the Dalai Lama as a basis for this book. Though it is not directly narrated by Dalai Lama himself, it captures the basic essences and fundamental values of happiness. A change of perspective opens up a horizon of possibilities, casting away most of the frustrations. Understanding yourself, and your enemies will result in inner peace.
TEN is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow fitness plan that works. Tried and tested by former national athlete and MediaCorp artiste, Vincent Ng, TEN combines the principles of nutrition, weight and cardiovascular exercise into a training system developed to help you burn fat and build muscle in just ten weeks. With unique insights from his sporting and entertainment careers, Vincent shows you what works and what doesn’t, while debunking the many fitness myths that may be stopping you from getting that lean, hard and chiselled body you deserve. Be inspired by Vincent’s candid account of his ten weeks on the programme as he guides you on every step of your journey to fitness. Through TEN, Vincent shows us that with determination and the right techniques, it is easy to achieve results that you can flaunt.
A relatively straightforward book with great photographs for all ages to learn and understand the basic requirements of bodybuilding. ~ BooksAvenue