Q4 2007 #1 best seller
Once again it’s time to see what books readers of this blog are reading. Or at least what they are purchasing from Amazon.com by going through this site. The rules are that I don’t include any books that have my or MD’s name as writer or co-writer.
Here’s the list.
#1 The Brain Trust Program by Larry McCleary M.D.
#2 Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
#3 200 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes by Dana Carpender
#4 The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick, M.D.
#5 Extreme Lo-Carb Meals on the Go by Sharron Long
#6 15-Minute Low Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#7 Carb Wars: Sugar is the New Fat by Judy Barnes Baker
#8 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
#9 How’s Your Drink by Eric Felten
#10 A Nation of Sheep by Andrew P. Napolitano
If you compare this list to the last one, you can see that many of the books are the same, but in a little different order. The Brain Trust Program, which I reviewed a couple of months ago, leap frogged over Good Calories, Bad Calories to the #1 spot on the list. But not by much. A couple of newcomers replaced two that fell off the list. The terrific book Stumbling on Happiness dropped off as did The Great Cholesterol Con, the version written by my very close friend Anthony Colpo. And I’m not kidding, Anthony’s book really did fall from the list. In fact, not a single copy sold through this website during the past three months. (If you’re contemplating Anthony’s latest, The Fat Loss Bible, I can save you $40. Here’s the synopsis: eat less, exercise more. And never, ever, ever believe there could possibly be a metabolic advantage.)
Those of you who through this site bought table saws, printers, household goods, toner cartridges, tee shirts, DVDs, CDs, and video games along with all the books have my great appreciation. With the combined Amazon and Google income I was able to cover all the hosting charges and about a third of my web guy expenses for the last quarter. Thank you very much. And keep buying.
Remember, I can’t tell from the reports I get who bought what, so if you want to go naughty, don’t worry about my finding out and posting on the blog. I can say, however, that this group is a totally un-naughty group because there wasn’t a single off color book or movie purchased.
I am proud to see that enough of you bought Eric Felten’s book on the history of various alcoholic cocktails to catapult it onto the list at #9. Eric is the booze columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He tracks down the history of various drinks and experiments to find the best way to make them. And his version – at least in my experience – is the best tasting of all. His book is one of my and MD’s favorites. We take his basic versions and make them low-carb.
His recipe for a gimlet makes the best one I’ve ever had. Even the low-carb version (which is the only version of his I’ve ever had.)
2 ounces of gin (We use Bombay Sapphire)
1/2 ounce Rose’s Lime Juice (It’s got to be Rose’s, which is available everywhere)
1/4-1/2 ounce simple syrup (which we make with about 1/2 ounce water mixed with a packet of Splenda)
Mix it all in a glass filled with ice, add a piece of lime, and you’ve got a drink fit for Raymond Chandler. (I’ll explain in a coming post – MD and I just had a Raymond Chandler adventure)