Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! - Kris Carr, Dean Ornish, Rory Freedman I liked this book because it embraces a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle (something that is not covered in so many diet/health books). Also, I think she does a great job at explaining (in layman's terms) why eating certain things are good or bad for you, how your body processes different things, etc.... A really good basic text for learning why you need to eat better.

A caveat -- sometimes, her conversational style (while usually a great way to convey info) veered into hip/teenager-style speak, other times into sailor-speak (aka swearing). It didn't really bother me, but I think it might turn off some. Also, her pages about the 21-day cleanse are definitely aimed specifically for females, though the nutritional background & info that are the bulk of the book are great info for anyone.