Sunday Coffee – Audio Recommendation Request

First off, Morrigan got in from Japan last night. I’ll be posting about that later this week with pics and all, but I want to give him a chance to recover from jet lag and choose what he wants to say about his trip. So that’ll come probably near the end of the week. For now, our airport selfie!

And in the meantime, I have a request from y’all. I’m starting to get a little of my reading mojo back, but I’m in the mood for one particular thing: health-related audiobooks. Health or weight loss memoirs, books about running or fitness, books about food history or health and nutrition…nonfiction, generally, but NOT in the diet-book or self-help genre. No books that try to tell me how to eat or give me a diet plan, or books that lay out a specific fitness plan, etc. Good examples of what I’m looking for that I’ve read in the past include: It was Me All Along, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Case Against Sugar, Elena Vanishing, and Real Food Fake Food.

Tell me – what’s your favorite health-living nonfiction? Go to town and tell me EVERYTHING!! 🙂

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6 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Audio Recommendation Request

  1. RR Gilmore says:

    I have some ideas, buy I’ve never listened to them on audio!

    Have you read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle? It’s about the author and her family living (mostly) on food they’ve grown or purchased locally for a year.

    I also like Drop Dead Healthy, by AJ Jacobs – he explores all the things you can do in the name of health. Some are serious and some are funny.


    • Amanda says:

      I’m a bit wary of Kingsolver because I’ve heard in the past that she leans hard on the moral obligation of vegetarianism, a position I firmly disagree with. Is that the case with the book you mention?


      • RR Gilmore says:

        In this book, she and her family are definitely meat eaters – though they do prioritize small/local businesses over factory farms. She is not a fan of factory farms.

        This is the only book of hers I’ve read though, so her position may have evolved over time.


      • Amanda says:

        Good to know! Thanks so much for this.


  2. Michelle says:

    Welcome back, Morrigan! I cannot wait to hear about his adventures.

    As for audiobooks, I got nothing. I tend to avoid food ones and lean towards either history, biographies, or nonfiction books about weird facts like poisons or diseases.


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