using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : January 2017
BUDDHA’S DIET The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind By Tara Cottrell and Dan Zigmond Running Press 2016; 240 pp., $16.95 (cloth) By Cottrell and Zigmond’s own admission, the Buddha wasn’t concerned about us shedding pounds. What he wanted us to shed was greed, hate, and delusion. That said, if you’re looking to reach and maintain a healthy weight, there probably isn’t a simpler or more effective guide than Buddha’s Diet. Based on the middle way—a balance between unhealthy overindul- gence and unrealistic abstinence—Buddha’s diet is essentially a modified version of what the Buddha recommended for monas- tics. There are no binding rules regarding what to eat; instead, the emphasis is on when and how. The Buddha taught monastics to eat only between dawn and noon and to eat mindfully. Bud- dha’s Diet likewise recommends bringing mindfulness to meals, but it broadens the window in which we can eat to nine hours a day. Citing cutting-edge studies, Cottrell and Zigmond explain the science behind why this diet achieves long-lasting results. THE WAY OF THE WRITER Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling By Charles Johnson Scribner 2016; 256 pp., $24 (cloth) Charles Johnson has worn many hats. He began his career as an illustrator. Then he went on to become a philosopher, journalist, professor of creative writing, and prolific writer. His nonfiction and fiction include Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing and Middle Passage, the novel for which he won the National Book Award. In The Way of the Writer, Johnson brings all of this experi- ence to bear to unpack the craft of writing. If you are someone who only wants to write when you’re “inspired,” this is not the book for you. Johnson is a rig- orous teacher. He stresses the importance of rewriting—and rewriting again and again—and of having a lifelong commit- ment to education. He insists that great writing requires push- ing our characters and thereby ourselves into the places that scare us the most. ♦ LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2017 79