Summary of You: The Owner's Manual

An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

William Morrow,
First Edition: 2005 more...

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You: The Owner's Manual book summary
Your body, how it works, and how you can live better and longer.


7 Overall

8 Applicability

5 Innovation

8 Style


In the words of Oprah’s favorite doctor, Mehmet C. Oz, and his co-author, Michael F. Roizen, “We’re not going to make the science simplistic; we’re going to make it simple.” Their book describes how your body works in understandable, engaging terms and gives you an easy-to-follow strategy for making adjustments that will extend your life and improve your health. Roizen and Oz take you on a tour of your body, beginning with the heart and covering all the organs. They include a realistic diet and workout plan, fun illustrations and answers to common questions. getAbstract recommends this guide to all those well-intentioned people who know they should eat right and exercise more, but want to understand why.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How your body works;
  • What you can do to improve your health and longevity; and
  • How to prevent common ailments proactively.


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Most people have only a vague sense of how their body works. Yet, if you gain a clear understanding of how your body functions, you’ll be able to maintain it and make it stronger. You’ll know how to avoid the things that harm your health and well-being and become an active...
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About the Authors

Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is author of The New York Times bestseller, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? He is the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., is a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is the vice chairman of surgery at Columbia University and a director at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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