The best life-changing books I ever read

Who am I?

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

By Jim Marrs,

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

Why 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.


Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

By Allen Carr,

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

Why 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.


A People's History of the United States

By Howard Zinn,

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

Why 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.


Tap Into Improv: A Guide to Tap Dance Improvisation

By Barbara Duffy,

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

Why 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.


The Godfather

By Mario Puzo,

Book cover of The Godfather

Why 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.


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