17 January 2016

The Body Book by Cameron Díaz with Sandra Bark - Book Review

The Body Book is a health manual that will push you towards re-starting your diet, exercising and feeling good. I didn't read it all in one go, but have consulted it in the span of a few months; since it's not a novel, its message is supposed to be absorbed gradually (yes, I had to remind myself).
This book is very simple: it's structured in chapters and smaller sections about the human female body, food, exercise, routine and mindfulness. It is certainly not a biology handbook, although it contains quite a lot of scientific information. I wouldn't read it if I were a science student, but the chapters other than the body ones can be inspiring for everyone: the book helped me restore my interest in behaving while eating (aka avoiding the junk!) and exercising, which I had stopped doing regularly for a while. In this sense it really pushed me and I'm glad I took it up! I now do yoga once a day for twenty minutes :) Díaz / Bark's style is very straightforward, and rather than reading I felt like they were talking me through that information. There were no points when the authors wanted to impose information on the reader, it was all smooth and nicely put.  I would recommend this book to women of all ages who are interested in their health and making a big change in their lives. 

My edition: Cameron Díaz with Sandra Bark, 2014. The Body Book. London: Harper Collins Publishers. Pages: 280. The book has a very nice and clear layout.

Have you read The Body Book? If so, what were your thoughts on it? 


  1. I've always wanted to read this! It always looked very interesting (and I like Cameron Diaz, too!) Thank you for sharing and reminding me that I need to add it to my book list!
    -Lor //

    1. Yeah, it's quite an interesting book I have to say! I would love to read more of your book list on the blog by the way :)

  2. OH MY I love this book. I've read it so long ago I think I need to re-red it. It is brilliant. They do have a simple way of explaining things and also it does feel like they are talking to you.
    I shall sip my tea and start reading this again, thank you for reminding me of it!

    Love, Izabele xxx ||

    1. Really?! While I was reviewing it I actually wondered how many people have read it. I agree with you, it's very simple but definitely pushes you to become healthier! I'm glad I could remind you of something you like :)