The Body Book

  • by Cameron Diaz
  • Narrated by Cameron Diaz, Sandy Rustin
  • 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience.
Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down-to-earth star was not always health-conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life-changing lessons that has fed Cameron's hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.
Grounded in science and informed by real life, The Body Book offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, listeners will discover why it's so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Cameron also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day.
The Body Bookdoes not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: A long, strong, happy, healthy life.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Even better than I expected!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! This is not a diet book or a work out book. Instead it explains how the female body works, and how to take care of yourself - no matter what shape you are in. I will recommend this to those who are at their ideal fitness level as well as those who need motivation to lose weight. It motivated me to move more and be more aware of what kind of food I was putting into my body. I feel better already! It's truly a wonderful way to educate yourself on being strong, fit and happy.


What did you like best about this story?

Well researched! So much amazing information - and it was written (spoken) in a way that was fun to listen to. There was a lot of scientific stuff as well, and she even made that sound fun! Not an easy feat.


What about Cameron Diaz and Sandy Rustin ’s performance did you like?

The information was articulated clearly and in a fun, easy to understand manner. Like a friend was chatting to you. Just loved it! I felt so happy listening to this book, it really made me feel empowered.


What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

That we should all educate ourselves on how to be OUR best. We should not be defined by anyone else's standards, but be as strong and fit as we can, for ourselves.


Any additional comments?

This will be an audio book that I will go back and listen to. I may also get the book so I can highlight certain things. It really is *that* good!

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- Gina

Enlightening and inspiring!

Where does The Body Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of few informational books that I've ever actually enjoyed rather than endured!


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Body Book?

I most enjoyed the chapter on movement. It was and fun to consider getting more joy from my body by just moving more. And it was informative to gain an understanding of the ways in which movement will improve my body and, therefore, the quality of life I have while living in it.


Which character – as performed by Cameron Diaz and Sandy Rustin – was your favorite?

I preferred hearing the reading by Cameron. Sandy was great. But it was a bit odd for her to read most of the book rather than Cameron. Even more so that she read in a voice and style that mimicked Cameron!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me laugh sometimes (e.g. the discussion of "poop" and "pee", a serious discussion of the body's process of eliminating waste that was still light)! I also found myself a bit teary-eyed as the book moved me to hopeful consideration of the many possibilities available for me to care for and enjoy my healthy body in this lifetime even if I have not been perfect to date.


Any additional comments?

I am so glad that I chose this book. Of course there is lots of information out there about what to do (drink more water, exercise more, etc.) but very little that really explains why. I've never heard anyone explain so clearly what happens, at a molecular level, to the fuel we put (or don't) into our bodies and what happens when we choose movement (or don't).

The specific information and light spirit of the book give me a joyful motivation to take care of my body in new ways. One by one, I have already started making changes. Rather than feeling deprived, I feel excited to make more!

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- Sheryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio