The best life-changing books I ever read

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Being a worldwide entertainer, I lived a lot of life in a short period of time. It takes something unusual and of high quality to really get my attention or make an impact on me. These books fit that bill. They kept me entertained & interested in the knowledge they possess. I strive to seek information that isn’t typically presented in everyday life. I hope these books & their subjects will have a huge impact on you as well.


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Food As A Prescription: A Handbook for Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet

By Anthony Lo Cascio, Staci Lo Cascio,

Book cover of Food As A Prescription: A Handbook for Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet

What is my book about?

Have you or a loved one been prescribed a dietary change because of autoimmune issues, skin irritations, or digestive complications? Or, do you simply want to live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle? Making changes in something as fundamental and important as your diet can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be!

Food As A Prescription is the perfect guide for those who need to change their diet for a healthier life! This internationally best-selling handbook will enlighten, empower, and support you on your gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, and/or dairy-free journey. Filled with tips, tricks, recipes, and recommendations, Food As A Prescription, will help you focus on what you’ll gain in life and help you eliminate the stress of living life with modern-day food allergies.
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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids

Anthony Lo Cascio Why did I love this book?

Rule by Secrecy was an eye-opening, non-fiction book that gave me a greater understanding of the world we live in. The historical background it taught me about humanity and how it was developed changed my whole perspective on the world and how I approached it. I found the material fascinating.

By Jim Marrs,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Rule by Secrecy as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

What secrets connect Egypt's Great Pyramids, the Freemasons, and the Council on Foreign Relations? In this astonishing book, celebrated journalist Jim Marrs examines the world's most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of clandestine societies and the power they have wielded - from the ancient mysteries to modern-day conspiracy theories. Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude covertly to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the news. Provocative and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we…


Book cover of Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Anthony Lo Cascio Why did I love this book?

This book not only helped me successfully become a non-smoker again, it also helped many friends and family do the same. I am proud to be a non-smoker now for 8+ years. Without this book, I am certain I would still be a smoker, addicted to nicotine thinking I could never end the cycle of cigarettes I was putting into my body. This book freed me from that prison.

By Allen Carr,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a self-help classic, with over 20m copies sold worldwide. It has been a #1 bestseller in nine European countries. It outsells all other quit smoking titles combined. This edition has been developed specifically for smokers in the US. This seminal book has enabled millions of smokers to quit easily and enjoyably using Carr's simple, drug-free approach.


Book cover of A People's History of the United States

Anthony Lo Cascio Why did I love this book?

This book details the history of the United States that you didn’t learn in school. You may think you know the history of the United States of America but do you really? I knew a lot but I didn't know this much. A truly eye opening account of the history of America.

By Howard Zinn,

Why should I read it?

6 authors picked A People's History of the United States as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." –Howard Fast

Historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, itis the only volume to tell America's story from the…


Book cover of Tap Into Improv: A Guide to Tap Dance Improvisation

Anthony Lo Cascio Why did I love this book?

As a professional tap dancer myself, this book is a great tool to utilize when exploring improvisational tap dance skills. It is insightful, tells a great story about a personal journey, and I recommend it to all of my students on their own personal tap dance journey. Barbara danced with world-renowned tap dancer Gregory Hines.

By Barbara Duffy,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Tap Into Improv as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Tap into Improv is a guide for tap dancers, both students and professionals, which provides tools, ideas, and concepts to help any level of dancer become more expressive in their tap improvisation. The guide contains physical, mental, musical and emotional exercises to be practiced either alone or in a group setting. Barbara Duffy has compiled these ideas from her 27 years of teaching improvisation classes in New York City and in 20 countries. If you are a beginner or a professional tap dancer, this guide presents valuable ideas to expand your creativity and freedom.


Book cover of The Godfather

Anthony Lo Cascio Why did I love this book?

When I was in high school, this was the first book I read by choice rather than "force". It was also the first book I ever really enjoyed reading. Being Italian American myself I found it telling a familiar story I could relate to in a way I wasn't expecting.

By Mario Puzo,

Why should I read it?

10 authors picked The Godfather as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

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The classic novel that inspired 'the greatest crime film of all time'

Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather.

But no man can stay on top forever, not when he has enemies on both sides of the law. As the ageing Vito Corleone nears the end of a long life of crime, his sons must step up to manage the family business. Sonny Corleone is an old hand, while World War II…


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Who am I?

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What is my book about?

In the bigoted milieu of 1945, six days after the official end of World War II, Bess Myerson, the daughter of poor Russian immigrants living in the Bronx, remarkably rises to become Miss America, the first —and to date only— Jewish woman to do so. At stake is a $5,000 scholarship for the winner.

An intimate fictional portrait of Bess Myerson’s early life, Bessie reveals the transformation of the nearly six-foot-tall, self-deprecating yet talented preteen into an exemplar of beauty, a peripheral quality in her world. It is the unfamiliar secular society of pageantry she must choose to escape her roots as she searches for love and acceptance, eager to make her mark on the world.

Bessie

By Linda Kass,

What is this book about?

Just days after the close of World War II, Bess Myerson, the college-educated daughter of poor Russian Jewish immigrants living in the Bronx, is competing in the Miss America pageant. At stake: a $5,000 scholarship. The tension and excitement in Atlantic City's Warner Theatre is palpable, especially for traumatized Jews rooting for one of their own. So begins Bessie.


Drawing on biographical and historical sources, Bessie reimagines the early life of Bess Myerson, who, in 1945 at age twenty-one, remarkably rises to become one of the most famous women in America. This intimate fictional portrait reveals the transformation of the…


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