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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-10-27

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Vegas," Semyon Dukach, and his
fellow MIT students, who formu-
lated a perfectly legal system for
beating the odds in Las Vegas.
The system had nothing to do
with card counting, wasn't illegal
and was more powerful than
anything that had been tried
before. This book is being made
into a motion picture starring
Kevin Spacey.

I've Seen a Lot of Famous
People Naked, and They Have
Nothing on You by Jake
Steinfeld:
Beginning as a personal train-
er to Hollywood celebrities, Jake
Steinfeld soon began his own line
of health and fitness programs
and made a fortune. In this book,
he tells how he did it and offers
practical tips how for the aspir-
ing entrepreneur. Moviemaker
Steven Spielberg, a Body By Jake
client, wrote the introduction.

Arthur Miller: A Playwright's
Life and Works by Enoch Brater:
Brater, a professor of English
and theater at the University of
Michigan, examines the themes
and literary style that brought
Miller to worldwide prominence.
The university's newest theater
building, taking shape on the
north campus, will be named after
Miller, one of the most famous U-
M graduates.

Monte
Nagler's
Michigan,
by Monte
Nagler:
A student
of Ansel
Adams, Nagler shows the breadth
and beauty of his native state in 92
black-and-white photographs.
Nagler's work is included in many

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public and private collections,
including the Detroit Institute of
Arts, the Grand Rapids Art
Museum and the Center for
Creative Photography in Tucson.

Stars of David by Abigail
Pogrebin:
Pogrebin asks 61 artists, actors,
politicians and other famous peo-
ple the type of questions well-
known to Jewish News reporters,
including: "How do you view your
Jewish identity?""What are your
feelings as an American Jew
toward Israel?" The answers are
unusual and varied.

Young and Hungry: More
Than 100 Recipes for Cooking
Fresh and Affordable Food for
Everyone by David Lieberman:
Food Network host and Yale
graduate Lieberman presents
recipes that are both uncomplicat-
ed and economical. Anecdotes,
hints on buying and storage of
food and utensils, and colorful
photos round out the book.

From Lokshen to Lo Mein: The
Jewish Love Affair with Chinese
Food by Don Siegel:
Have fun cooking authentic
Chinese dishes while reading
about the evolution of Chinese
cooking, the Jewish experience in
China, the American-Jewish
Chinese connection and other
miscellaneous (and delicious) tid-
bits.

Breaking the Code: Two Teens
Reveal the Secrets to Better
Parent-Child Communication by
Hillary Frankel and Lara Fox:
The authors of this how-to

book, two real 16-year-olds, write
from the trenches about what
mom and dad do that turns teens
off, and how parents can make the
situation better. The book is large-
ly in the form of typical dialogues
between parents and teens, with
how-to notes on what could have
gone better.

Perfect
Balance: Dr.
Robert
Greene's
Breakthrough
Program for
Finding the
Lifelong
Hormonal
Health You
Deserve by Dr. Robert Greene:
This book examines the place of
hormones — both natural and
synthetic — in a woman's life. Dr.
Greene shows how hormonal
imbalances can frequently be cor-
rected by changes in diet, exercise
and lifestyle habits or alternative
approaches such as vitamins,
herbs and meditation. Perfect
Balance includes charts, case stud-
ies and questionnaires.

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Against Depression by Dr. Peter
Kramer:
The author of Listening to
Prozac explodes the myth that
depression is essential to being a
creative artist. Instead, Kramer
believes that depression should be
treated as effectively as possible
— just like any other potentially
life-threatening disease. In addi-
tion, he looks into future possibili-
ties of genetically modified stress
hormone transmitters that could
work to prevent a slide into chron-
ic depression.

Biting the Hand That Starves
You: Inspiring Resistance to
Anorexia/Bulimia by Dr. Rick
Maisel:
This book illustrates the strug-
gle to conquer eating disorders

through first-person narratives
that vividly illustrate the internal
conflicts between the self that
strives for normalcy and the self
for whom resistance to food is a
sign of strength. Written with co-
authors David Epston and Alisa
Borden, Biting the Hand goes on to
talk about moving beyond illness
and reclaiming a healthy life.

The Good Enough Teen:
Raising Adolescents with Love
and Acceptance (Despite How
Impossible They Can Be) by Dr.
Brad Sachs:
A psychologist and the father of
three, Dr. Sachs' premise is that
"Bad behavior isn't administered
as a way to make you miserable;
it's a natural step on the path to
maturity" The book includes
checklists, strategies, quizzes,
exercises and stories geared
toward improving the relationship
between parents and teens.
The Search for Major Plagge:

The Nazi who Saved Lives by
Michael Good:
The true story of a Nazi officer
who covertly saved about 250
Jews, this book was written by the
son of two of those he saved. In a
five-year search, Good discovered
previously unopened files from
Nazi Germany and established
evidence that led to Plagge being
inducted into the Righteous
Among the Nations at Israel's Yad
Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

After the Apple: Women in the
Bible: Timeless Stories of Love,
Lust, and Longing by Naomi
Rosenblatt:
In this retelling of 15 Bible
stores involving women,
Rosenblatt, a psychotherapist,
shows the strength of the matri-
archs and their importance in the

survival of the Jews. Each chapter
analyzes a different story in terms
of the roles of gender and inherent
psychological motives.

The Six Million Paper Clips:
The Making of a Children's
Holocaust Memorial by Peter
Schroeder and Dagmar
Schroeder-Hildebrand:
When the middle school in
Whitwell, Tenn., decided to teach
about the Holocaust, the students
did not believe that the Nazis had
killed 6 million Jews and 5 million
others. This story of the quest to
collect 11 million paper clips is
appropriate for middle-schoolers
on up.

Operation Solomon: The
Daring Rescue of the Ethiopian
Jews by Stephen Spector:
More than 14,000 Ethiopian
Jews were airlifted to Israel in
Operation Solomon, which took
place in just over one day.
Spector's account is based on
more than 200 interviews and
exclusive access to confidential
documents.
Inheriting the Holy Land: An

American's Search for Hope in
the Middle East by Jennifer
Miller:
The daughter of Seeds of Peace
director Aaron David Miller, and a
graduate of the program's summer
camp, Miller writes of hope and
disappointment — even disgust
— in the Israeli-Arab conflict. The
author interviewed both key polit-
ical figures and the person on the
street. Although she still believes
in the possibility of peace, she
gains a new understanding of the
evasions and double-talk that
stand in its way. ❑

— Diana Lieberman

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