GrammaJackie, I've done that too with Rodale books in the past, just to get an early copy!
Thanks for mentioning Neal Barnard's book on diabetes. I don't have diabetes either, but everyone in my family does, so I thought I'd order the book. And I like Dr. Barnards's unchanging stance on low fat eating all these years. There are actually two versions of his book, the one from a major publisher, which is on amazon, and the one I ordered from amazon which is the Rodale Press release. The only difference being that Rodale Press books put in more success stories than the main publishers do. Ha ha...told you I love those success stories! Unfortunately my earlier books from Rodale Press focused on low carb eating. Live and learn. I sold them all to a used book store. So I'm pleased to be starting my new collection of books based on healthy, plant based eating. If you can recommend some more books, I would so appreciate it.
First of all I want to say that I love reading the Star McDougaller stories in The Starch Solution. It's just that they were stuck in, in such a fashion it interrupted the reading and in one case it interrupted the 7 Day Meal Plan. That was Mike Teehan's story and I just love Mike, but the story was squeezed in between lunch and dinner on the 7 Day Plan. Sorta weird. As far as recommended books, well of course I recommend all of Dr. Mcdougall's books: The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health
and Maximum Weight Loss
, but also The McDougall Program for Women
, The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart
and Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up
(that book changed my life!). I also recommend his cookbooks: Dr. McDougall's New Cookbook
and Dr. McDougall's Quick and Easy Cookbook
. In addition I recommend pretty much all of Dr. Barnard's books, although in some of his earlier books he uses a few fake soy meat products. And of course there is Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Esselstyn and The China Study
by T. Colin Campbell. But beyond those well known books, I recommend The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook
by Jo Stepaniak. Just don't use the recipes with oil or margarine. I also like Vegetarian Health Recipes
by Patricia Bragg. Again make sure the recipes you use from the book comply with the McDougall Program. Another good cookbook is Cooking with Trader Joe's: Skinny Dish"
by Jennifer K. Reilly.