The Cats in the Pages

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Food Rules!

I just finished reading Michael Pollan's new book Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. You must buy this book and read it! It's fabulous and takes less than an hour to finish.  ...more

What I Learned About Writing from Bestselling Mystery Writer Dick Francis

When I was in college trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I dabbled in writing.  I wanted to be a writer, but I was afraid to be a writer.  Afraid to make mistakes, afraid to show my work, afraid to put anything down on paper that might expose too much of who I was. Then I read the mystery novel Reflex, by Dick Francis. ...more

I think you just sold a book for Francis. I'll add him to my bookshelf.

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Skinny French women

Mireille Guiliano's best seller French Women Don't Get Fat hit a raw (and plump) American nerve. Lucky French women! What's their secret?...more

Let's Get This Party Started!

My first BlogHer post!  Wooo!  I hope I'm doing it right...all those tag things are new to me.  I just clicked everything that applied to me.  We'll see how that turns out!...more

You should select the tags that apply to each particular post - not to you in general or not ...more

How to Start, or Join a Social Action Book Club

This week two fellow BlogHer Contributing Editors (Virgina DeBolt and Elana Centor), and BlogHer co-Founder (Elisa Camahort Page), and me had a virtual book club call to discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn....more

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My Daughters Favorite Book (for now)

Lately my daughter has been really into pointing out babies or other little people.  So, it makes sense that her new favorite book is Global Babies.She loves looking at the different faces, and I love the exposure she is getting to different skin colors and clothing styles. Plus, how can you argue with their philosophy?...more

Life Lessons from Our Pets

This article originally ran in the December 26, 2009 issue of Weekends are for Pets, published by PetFoodDirect.com.  ...more