Snooping through The New York Times "Book Review" section this weekend (when one wants to publish her own book, this kind of research is always illuminating), I came across the "Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous Section." Under the paperback list, here are the top four books, in order:
1. The Wisdom of Menopause. Making menopause a time of personal empowerment,and physical and emotional health.
2. Skinny Bitch. Vegan diet advice from the world of modeling.
3. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Advice and information on nutrition, fertility, hormone replacement, sexuality and more.
4. What to Expect When You're Expecting. Advice for parents-to-be.
With all this focus on women's bodies, several questions emerged:
1. First, why are these the top four books on the NYT list? What does it say about women and our bodies?
2. Where are the men's books?
3. Is the "wisdom" referred to twice (and the joy of impending childbirth) enough to counteract Skinny Bitch?
4. Is there really a place for EWHAED (or alternate title)?
5. Which of these have you read? Any comments?