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I was sent a book in the mail that had my name in it. READ ON! .

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I walked with friends again today so I do not have to do Leslie tonight. The ladies walked very fast today and they were all talking about the debate. I am afraid I was looking at the views across the river, I left my camera in the car because we expected heavy rain it did not arrive. It is here tonight !.

Tomorrow is classes and I just feel like playing HOOKY, I did not do my homework and it is my own mind I am letting down. We were given the book and it is free but I still have quite a few pages to catch up on.

Speaking of books: about a year ago I had a spark mail from an author in California who asked me to read and critique his weight loss book. I like to do things like that so I said yes, I can do that.
He sent me a copy of the manuscript and it was good but it was not written for the majority of people. It was good but the vocabulary was not what most of us use daily. I thought about it long and hard and once again I cannot lie or let things go by if it does not feel right.
I mailed back to him and told him the book was very good but the people who use that kind of vocabulary are often those who are well educated and most likely work out and are professionals. I noticed the endorsements were from Drs and practitioners. I asked him if he wanted to be able to influence the other people who just want a good plan to follow. I told him he might not like it. Immediately said just tell me your thoughts so I did.
I felt a bit cruel but I said he should put the easy to read information at the front of the book. I advised chapter 1 should be at the back and the talk about plain losing weight in Chapter three should replace it. I mailed it ll back and this week one year later he asked me for my home address so he could send me acopy of the finished book.
It arrived yesterday and I have begun to read it.
I was delighted he had added my list to the acknowledgements and of course he wrote in it and signed it for me.

I am re reading the edited words and liking the changes so far. I felt quite honored he had gone along with some of my suggested changes.
There were other acknowledgements of course. He is a PHd and I really believe he is trying to be of help to the general population. As I read it I find myself thinking it would be a good book for some one wanting to help others to understand Nutrition and Exercise.

I am thinking it might just be a good book for young people to read, it might even be good for Jr. High school kids. I just thought about that and so now I will re read and think about it being suitable to that vocabulary level.

That could be a starting plce for teaching kids nutrition. I can say that because in England in my youth we did exactly that before we were eleven we were taught nutrition and hygiene.
Never thought about that till now. HUGS Pat in Maine.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOANNA2 10/6/2012 8:09AM

    That's fantastic. What is the name of the emoticon book?

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HOLDINGMYOWN 10/6/2012 12:53AM

    Right On Pat.... emoticon

Speaking of who should be reading that book?
Maybe we should start with the parents? Who influences kids and habits more then the parents eh? emoticon

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EGGBASKET1 10/5/2012 5:33PM

    WAY TO GO, PAT !!!! HUGS...EGG

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PICKIE98 10/5/2012 5:07PM

    Just another kudo to add to your list.

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    It's really great that you contributed some useful information for this book. It sounds like you made it a lot better than it would have been.

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NASFKAB 10/5/2012 1:33PM

  great job that you helped getting a book out & good of him to send you a copy all the best

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    Wow, I love being in a celebrity circle!!!! That's really cool that you were able to help make the book USEFUL!

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CHALLENGER15 10/5/2012 11:53AM

    How great, Pat!

And perhaps you will get a commission from all the books you are selling for him? emoticon I know I would seriously like to read it, and perhaps gift it...

Have a good day, my friend!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/5/2012 11:41AM

    Great job, Pat! What book is it?
Thanks for checking up on me. I posted a blog this morning.
Enjoy your day!

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LVMAMAW 10/5/2012 11:13AM

    How cool! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 10:16AM

    How wonderful!!!!! You have to share the name of the book and the author! I'd be interested to read it. He must really value you opinion very highly, and that's a huge compliment to you!

HUGS and have a great weekend.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/5/2012 8:07AM

    How exciting that you are able to be a part of this!! Good for you! Have a great Friday!

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/5/2012 7:49AM

    That's great news you could participate and give your point of view (and even better that he kept some of your changes, good for him). What is the name of the book?

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BAKER1009 10/5/2012 6:58AM

    That is awesome Pat!
So since the book is finished, can you tell us the name of it?

TGIF! Have a wonderful weekend!

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RD03875 10/5/2012 6:11AM

    That is great about the book! Congratulations

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123ELAINE456 10/5/2012 4:32AM

  Congratulations for your additions to the book and telling him your thoughts on it. I'm very Proud of You. God Bless You and HD. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.

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ARTJAC 10/5/2012 12:57AM


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LITTLEWIND53 10/5/2012 12:27AM

    Neat - O

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LJCANNON 10/5/2012 12:16AM

    emoticon I am sure that you were THRILLED!! And I am Very Proud of you for telling him the Truth, even when it was uncomfortable! You may never know how many people you have helped, just by making some small changes.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/4/2012 11:51PM

    emoticon I bet you were just thrilled to death about

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KAYE454 10/4/2012 11:18PM

  Or kids need alot of help I hope your book helps them

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SH9719 10/4/2012 11:15PM

    Sounds like another example of Spark support. Good job.

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