D E Barker

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,087
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (310 of 418)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,087 - Total Helpful Votes: 310 of 418
Cut the Carbs: 100 Recipes to Help You Ditch White&hellip by Tori Haschka
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Let's be clear here. What Ms Haschka calls 'white carbs' are white bread, white pasta, white rice, and potatoes (colour unspecified). These are to be abandoned in favour of 'smart carbs' consisting of quinoa, chia seeds, linseed, chickpea flour, rice malt syrup, and apple cider vinegar. On our new diet we will find ourselves eating a lot of pulses which, Ms Haschka tells us, will make us fart a lot. We can alleviate this by adding cumin and other spices to our food. Ms Haschka happened upon this diet after having suffered a bout of food poisoning. She discovered her new diet made her feel better. Despite the hilariously garbled theory, the recipes in the book are very good indeed, and they… Read more
Could I Do That? by Simon Hartley
Could I Do That? by Simon Hartley
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I must say that I didn't like this book much at first as Mr Hartley seemed to be referring only to those idiots who take up selfish, pointless , physical challenges like unicycling from Land's End to John O'Groats with a pancake stuffed up their nose. Although Mr Hartley himself is indeed somewhat of this ilk, he soon shows us sound sensible principles which could inspire anyone out of their comfort zone towards greater achievement in their chosen area. I was glad to read that he understands the importance of values. He makes the point that the person who is more motivated to reach their goals is the one who is not doing it to achieve status or success, but the one who enjoys the process… Read more
The Yellow World: Trust Your Dreams and They'll Co&hellip by Albert Espinosa
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Glib, 23 July 2014
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It is with real regret that I find myself writing this review. When I ordered it through the Amazon Vine programme I was expecting to receive a deeply inspirational book which I could give to a friend currently fighting cancer. This book, however, is a set of rather glib suggestions concerning positive thinking. It was written by a man who suffered from cancer in his teenage years, and as such may well appeal to other male adolescent cancer sufferers. However, it would be a totally inappropriate book for any woman, and not only because it contains chapters on the importance of wanking and the like. The section on Yellow People becomes more and more daft as it continues. I'm sure we have all… Read more