Part of the Zone diet involves determining the ‘block count’ of protein, carbohydrate, and fat in your food. This book is an index of the block counts for various kinds of food. I don’t use it, though, as I mainly just rely on estimation. Basically a waste of money unless you’re really into this sort of thing.
Here Sears extolls the virtues of soy. Note that the Harvard Guide (Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy) isn’t as positive about soy as Sears is.
A legal history of Lenny Bruce’s obscenity trials. This book is far more gripping than the subject matter might indicate. The authors document the series of misdemeanor obscenity trials which Lenny Bruce had to endure and which, arguably, contributed to his untimely death.
Bruce emerges from the book as a complex iconoclast hounded mercilessly by the authorities for daring to break cultural and religious taboos. Recommended.
A CD included with the book contains recordings of Bruce’s bits, interviews with other comedians, and some of Bruce’s secret recordings of his own trials. Just listening to a few of his bits makes me wish I could have seen him in person — he must have been an amazing performer.