The Obesity Fix

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I recently read The Obesity Fix: How to Beat Food Cravings, Lose Weight and Gain Energy, by James Di Nicolantonio and Siim Land. I enjoyed reading it, not so much as a source of new information, but as an affirmation of ideas that I have previously picked up from books by those two authors and from other reading I have done on nutrition. The book is well worth $9.99 that the Kindle edition costs, but I would not have considered the paperback for $36.99 a good deal.

Sparring Partners

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I have read the so-called story “Homecoming” that takes up the first 125 pages of the recently released book Sparring Partners by John Grisham. “Homecoming” is not so much a story or a novella as it is an unfinished novel. It appears that Grisham thought of a premise for a story, have a lawyer steal some clients’ funds and go off secretly to Central America, but reached a point where he decided to abandon the novel because there didn’t seem to be anywhere for it to go. An unfinished novel is not a novella, in my opinion, and it is ethically dubious to pretend that it is. A sort of fraud upon the purchaser, some might well think. I am not currently planning to read the other two “stories” in the volume.