By Jean Graham
If writers still used manual typewriters, there would be a steady clickety-clack, clickety-clack, DING! throughout the Garden State. If they were still using electric typewriters, New Jersey would hum from Stokes State Forest to Wildwood Crest.
Computers being virtually silent, there is barely auditory evidence of this. But rest assured that local writers are producing a bumper crop of books, and their content is as diverse as the state itself. Self-help books. Journals. History books. Nature guides. Poetry and humor, and short-story collections. Fiction for young adults and fiction for not-so-young adults.
Although the following books that have poured into The Star-Ledger’s office over the past year by New Jersey writers is impressive, it is by no means complete; homegrown writers are constantly adding to the list. Herewith, a mere sampling.
Advice from educators includes Maureen Baldwin’s “Colleges at a Glance: A Concise Country-Wide College Search Guide for Average Students” (Maureen Baldwin) and Andrew Aloysius McCabe’s “The Gifted One: The Journey Begins” (Balboa Press).
“So You Want to Be a Landlord: Tales from the Crypt” (djv murphy), by High Bridge’s DJV Murphy, examines the pitfalls of managing rental properties.
And Midland Park’s Les and Sue Fox find masterpieces in unlikely places in “The Art Hunters Handbook: How To Buy Art for $5 and Sell It for $1,000,000” (West Highland Fine Art & Publishing).
CPA Thomas Corley tells how to improve your finances in “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” (Langdon Street Press), and Red Bank’s Chris Ruisi tells how to maximize your potential in “Step Up and Play Big” (Advantage Media Group).
Liz DiMarco Weinmann empowers women over 40 in “Get DARE (Drive, Advance, Rule, Express) From Here!” (Liz DiMarco Weinmann); and Morris County’s Laura O’Reilly provides diet and exercise motivation in “Get Fit To Go” (Unlimited Publishing).
Former prisoner and current Newark community activist Rickey Samad Danzey delivers a short but powerful message to young people in “Caution: A Message to Our Youth, Our Future” (Ambitious Publishing).
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Get Fit to Go is avalable in print, on kindle and for Android.
If food is fuel for the body why not treat your body like a Mercedes?
Excerpt from "Get Fit To Go: Motivation to Exercise and Get Healthy"
Would you drive your car with sludge in the engine, knowing it could break down at any time because you didn’t make an effort to have the oil changed? Of course not! Exercise is about maintenance. Maintaining your body is the best resolution you can make on New Year’s Day and straight through the seasons.
If you are always struggling with your weight and wish you could be in better shape you may enjoy my book, Get Fit To Go. It is an anecdotal motivational guide with success stories, personal insight, compassionate advice, and exercise and nutrition tips. (A former personal training client suggested I write an exercise manual and the seed was planted!) For those who may have read fitness books that were purported to be self-help books but rather made the reader feel more discouraged- or led to a fad that fizzled out after it got 'old', then my book may be the right one for you. Small steps, gradual, doable changes that become permanent NEVER get old. They become a way of life. Tweak the diet, get up and go for walks, join a gym (or not- but BE active), burn calories and build muscle. You do not need to train as if you are trying out for the Olympics. Well, if you do God Bless You and Your Greek God-Like Body---you go!!! But for those that only have a limited amount of time outside of hectic work/parenting schedules, the reality is you have to do something because your health depends on it. How many books or videos have you purchased? So then try mine! You have nothing to lose...except a few pounds. (That's in my book!)
For "Get Fit To Go's" book appearance on News 12 to Your Health! I was joined by Cynthia Murphy who Expertly (with a capital E) demonstrated exercise concepts described in my book.
Since this was a busy week this week's 'Fit To Go Fit Tips' appear in this segment which will be posted on the site at a later date. New Jersey friends, tune in this weekend at 6:30 am, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm if you have a few minutes between grocery shopping, kids' sports, your own workouts (we hope :) and the gazillion other things we fit into our weekends. We are last up in the lineup of three guests. We hope you find we are worth the wait!
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