Book Nook: A Pure Epicurean

By: Vegetarian Times

A Pure Epicurean

Dave Romanelli redefines the standards of a self-help book with Yeah Dave�s Guide to Livin� the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate, and Your iPod Playlist. The title guarantees that this isn�t your average 10-step solution to happiness and enlightenment. A Los Angeles-based yoga instructor, Romanelli gets up close and personal as he discloses hilarious and irreverent life experiences. To reach bliss in life, readers are encouraged �to protect those sacred moments when life happens and memories are formed.�

The author�s honesty and personal integrity are both relatable and endearing.� This quick and easy-to-read book is sure to entertain and teach. Chapters describe his oddball encounters with free-spirited yogis, his acquisition of a white male poodle named Schmutzie, and his experimentation with a new-form of aerobics called �yog-aeroba-late-tate.� Romanelli also unveils the symbolism of hugs and provides a simple guide to being a wine connoisseur. Despite the varied and random story topics, the overarching message speaks loud and clear, �Every day of your life, enjoy a beautiful moment, a delicious moment, and a funny moment.�

To order the book, sign up for Dave�s newsletter Romanelli�s �The Schtick,� or view his yoga tour dates, go to: http://www.yeahdave.com/

�Anna Monette Roberts, Editorial Intern

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