Douglas Barnes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (28 of 33)
In My Own Words:
Texas Gulf Coast foot and ankle surgeons suck, and so does country music.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 41,343 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 33
Behind Closed Doors by Linda Mcquaig
Behind Closed Doors by Linda Mcquaig
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The one-star review anonymously given is a relic of the days when trolls would come out in force and down rate books they had never read but that dared to counter their personal ideology. Calling it "Mein Kampf for the Homeless" is indicative of how these folks have nothing of value to say.

For Canadians, this is an important book. The tax codes were severely gutted by the Mulroney government in the 1980s, creating a revenue crisis that continues to this day. This also coincides with the period at which the average Canadian income in real dollars peaked. If we all forget or choose to forget this important piece of history, we cannot hope to have healthcare, education,… Read more
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Lo&hellip by Timothy Ferriss
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I recently received this book as a gift (but had been planning to buy it anyway) and am very pleased with it so far.

As has been noted in other reviews, the book is not one that is intended to be read cover to cover. So far, I have implemented just one piece of advice from the book, and that was to eat two tablespoons of almond butter before bed to make waking up easier by combating low blood sugar. As someone who would wake up at 11 am if left to my own devices and still feel tired, I was thrilled with the results! I had an excellent night's sleep and woke more refreshed than I have in years.

Though I have yet to implement them, the chapters on muscle gain make sense… Read more
Permaculture: A Designers Manual by Bill Mollison
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I first picked up this book in 1998 and dug into it without really grasping it. After taking a 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC), it all gelled. The book really is the curriculum of the PDC with each chapter covering sections taught in the course.

While there is plenty of useful material for the average reader, the book is vital for permaculture students as well as anyone planning on becoming a registered permaculture teacher. Simply put, there is no book available that covers the topic of permaculture as a whole better than the Manual. If you are looking to get one book on the subject, this is it.