Through Grief

In The Only Way Out is Through: A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness  Gail Gross combines her  professional expertise as a psychologist and the heart-wrenching loss of her child to create a beautiful and invaluable guide for everyone to follow through their transitions.  Moving.  Thank you, Irena for sharing this on Instagram.So Suzy Says.   

Mama

The Belly Art Project: Moms Supporting Moms by Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation, this beautiful, happy book celebrates the beauty of pregnancy by using the bellies of 100+ women as canvases. Celebrate Motherhood. Makes a great gift for pregnant women. So Suzy Says. 

Assume Nothing

The Wife Between Us: A Novel by Greer Hendricks  and ‎ Sarah Pekkanen is a clever, page turner about an enviable marriage that isn’t quite as perfect as it appears.  It’ll leave you breathless. So Suzy Says. 

Clean

Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet by Kathy Freston and‎ Bruce Friedrich packs research-based protein — and other — health facts. Learn and lean out.  So Suzy Says. 

Into the Shoe

In Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike,  Nike founder and Board Chairman  Phil Knight  shares how the company rose to global prominence.  Funny and insightful.  So Suzy Says.

Talk, Talk

ParentSpeak: What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children–and What to Say Instead by Jennifer Lehr offers a conscious approach to parenting based on respect and love –and backed up with research — for the child as an individual. So Suzy Says.

Sweet Death

An informative video about the danger of sugar to our health.  Watch.  Thank you, Dr. Middleton and Viking Health for So Suzy Says.

Anti-Hype

Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice – How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not by Nina Shapiro MD  is an engaging and informative examination of current myths and beliefs about health by the good doctor.  This is Dr. Shapiro’s —  Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery … Continue Reading

Scary Party

  The Party by Elizabeth Day  is a psychological thriller, about an aristocrat’s birthday party gone awry. Don’t turn the pages too quickly though — you’ll want to savor the language that is reminiscent of Waugh, Highsmith and Fitzgerald. Hide yourself away and enjoy.  So Suzy Says.

Higher

Artistic juggernaut Tyler Perry  has written a spiritual guide.  Higher Is Waiting Hardcover is a collection of essays meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place.  Inspiring.  So Suzy Says.

Become a Bad Ass

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life  by  Jen Sincero is part of a worthwhile collection that will help you get in touch with your inner greatness.  Sweep self-doubt right out the door and have bad ass 2018!

Real Talk

I’m going to start off the New Year with Kelly Corrigan’s Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say, a collection of insightful and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny examination of the phrases that make our worlds spin.  So Suzy Says.

There is Help

Grown and Flown: From 11th Grade Stress to College Success by Lisa Heffernan  and ‎ Mary Dell Harrington  with photographs by  TB Kilman is a great resource for parents who are launching their children into their next chapter; college.  Also offers great support for parents facing an empty nest. So Suzy Says. 

Memoir

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride is the memoir that launched McBride’s career for a reason.  Mesmerizing.  So Suzy Says. 

Drawn Chic

Donald: The Book by Donald Robertson  with a foreword by John Demsey is a beautiful collection of fashion”s coveted illustrator’s work with delightful anecdotes and interesting foreword.  A great hostess or holiday gift.  So Suzy Says. 

Vanity Fair

The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992 by Tina Brown  regales readers with excerpts from Brown’s years at Vanity Fair’s helm.  Delicious Excess.  So Suzy Says. 

Fine and Funny

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by  Gail Honeyman  is funny, heartbreaking – and will soon be a Reese Witherspoon motion picture.  Laugh and cry.  So Suzy Says. 

Tiny Beauties

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by  Cheryl Strayed , the best selling author of  Wild,  features the best from Strayed columns plus some original pieces.  A great salve for whatever life throws your way.  The perfect read for everyone in the family.  Read on. So Suzy Says. 

Thyroid

Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr by Anthony William  is Elissa Goodman’s latest recommendation that is now on my nightstand.  Energize.  So Suzy Says. 

Commitment

Ann Patchett ‘s This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is part memoir, part literature and always an interesting examination of commitment.  So Suzy Says.