Brain Food

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D. will show you how to change the way your brain ages, by changing your diet.  Fuel your brain.  So Suzy Says.

Persuasive

 Meg Wolitzer’s latest, The Female Persuasion is a heartfelt, page turner about Greer Kadetsky who, after being groped at a frat party, discovers her  personal, persuasive power.  Timely. So Suzy Says.    

Enlightenment

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker is an elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, that beseeches us to ignore the headlines and prophecies of doom and follow the data. Through graphs and prose Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise … Continue Reading

Survive and Learn

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is her riveting account of how Westover left her survivalist family who kept her out of school and went on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Wow. So Suzy Says. 

Heal

Heal Documentary: Change Your Mind. Change Your Body. Change Your Life directed by  Kelly Noonan Gores  features Deepak Chopra MD  and Dr. Michael Beckwith explores the impact that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have  on our health and ability to heal.  Thank you, Susie Sheinberg for turning me onto this fascinating scientific journey.  Great Spring Break reading.  So Suzy Says. 

Alignment

The Chakra Project: How the Healing Power of Energy Can Transform Your Life by Georgia Coleridge is a comprehensive guide to the seven main Chakras, the energy centers in the body. The book  explains their different attributes and the colors, elements, organs, vibrations, emotions, animals, planets, and yoga poses associated with each one.  I am a big believer in … Continue Reading

Mother and Child

Mother and Child is author and photographer  Claiborne Swanson Frank’s exploration of 21st Century motherhood.  The eclectic collection of 70 iconic families of mothers and children includes bold-faced names from a variety of backgrounds. Beautiful. So Suzy Says. 

Pages on Fire

Little Fires Everywhere is Celeste Ng’s follow up to Everything I Never Told You.  In Fires, Ng traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. Read it before Reese Witherspoon releases her movie adaptation.  So Suzy Says.

Hometown History

Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940  Edited by Anthony Baker,‎ Robert B. MacKay, and ‎ Carol A. Traynor,‎ with a foreword by  Brendan Gill is a beautiful reflection on Long Island’s rich architectural history. I grew up with the Baker family — and a copy of this book in my father’s library.  So Suzy Says. 

Bonne Book

Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi  by  Jamie Cat Callan  will teach people of every nationality how to embody that  je ne sais quoi  by cultivating your inner beauty and confidence. Create your own unique, personal style. Très bonne.  So Suzy Says.

Puppy Triumph

There Might Be Lobsters by my Locust Valley friend Carolyn Crimi with illustrations by Laurel Molk is the charming tale of how a worried, little pooch overcomes his watery fears.  Uplifting at any age. So Suzy Says. 

Book of Love

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman  is the author, speaker, counselor’s guide to improving and sustaining your relationship with your partner. So Suzy Says.

Agency

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud PhD and,‎ Ned Johnson will enable you to give your child the tools they need to meet the challenges.  Prepare. So Suzy Says. 

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.